MEDFORD, Ore. – Members of the community and the Kohl’s Cares program donated thousands of dollars to Asante’s Children’s Miracle Network on Saturday.
Five years ago, Chloe Staten would have never been able to volunteer at the mall during the holidays. After she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer Chloe went through six months of chemotherapy. In 2008, she became an adopted Sparrow through the Sparrow Club’s Organization at Phoenix High School. Today, Chloe is cancer free, and chooses to give back to the Children’s Miracle Network whenever she can. Saturday, she volunteered at the Breakfast With Santa event, held at the Rogue Valley Mall.
More than 500 people gathered at the Rogue Valley Mall for breakfast, face painting, crafts, and pictures with Santa. The Kohl’s Cares program presented Asante with a check for more than 20,000 dollars toward child healthcare.
“I think it would be just amazing, if I would have been here five years ago when I had cancer. If this was started then, just to see how many people are coming out to push towards something new at the hospital” said Chloe.
Each ticket from the sold out event was another ten dollars toward the Children’s Miracle Network. This year’s Miss Oregon title holder Allison Cook, made an appearance at the breakfast, and says she has a close relationship with miracle children like Chloe.
“I have met with a lot of the kids. Its very neat, a lot of the events that we do are about celebrating the fact that their healthy and so through that I get to meet them and I get really involved in their personal lives as well. Just hearing their story, and listening to all that they’ve gone through, and I’m just amazed at how positive they can be regardless of their health circumstances,” said Cook.