Because when a young child is diagnosed with cancer, the first thing taken away is the opportunity to play. Normal family activities are replaced with doctor’s appointments and invasive treatments that leave kids with weak immune systems and often the inability to interact in public. A new backyard playset not only provides a safe haven for play, but it also represents an escape from the reality of fighting cancer, and most importantly, hope for the future.
Most playset projects take place on Saturdays, starting with the family being picked up by limo that morning and taken to breakfast and an activity of the child’s choice. Meanwhile, sponsors and volunteers gather at the home, and led by a Roc Solid Build Team, they quickly construct the playset.
When the child and his or her family arrive back home at 12:30 p.m., they are surprised with cheers and smiles as they see the playset for the first time. This is the moment everyone involved experiences #whathopelookslike. The “reveal” is followed by a catered lunch and playtime.
Playset projects make great team-building opportunities for any type of organization. Learn more here.