Night of Black and Gold
Black is ugly, so is childhood cancer. Gold is beautiful and priceless. Our children are more precious than GOLD and Nick had a heart of GOLD. In his honor, we hold this event to raise awareness for childhood cancer as well as to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. The event includes dinner, music, speeches and a silent auction. We are able to raise thousands of dollars every year which are donated to various pediatric cancer efforts.
Christmas at the Ranch
In 2022 we were able to host our first annual Christmas at the Ranch sponsored by Elite Builders. We were able to host more than 20 families with a childhood cancer fighter or survivor at the Alpaquita Ranch. Families enjoyed face painting, dinner by Holy Smokes BBQ, a smores station, alpaca walking and cuddling, jumbo blowup slides, presents from Santa for all family members, blankets, port pillows from #TeamDeya, Believe shirts, and photo ops. It was a magical evening with the patients and their families.
Our Hospital Go Bags are given to new cancer patients. These bags are filled with hospital essentials, such as travel sized shampoo, conditioner, and a travel toothbrush kit. They also include food and snacks, a blanket from our Covered in Love project, a stuffed frog to remind them to Fully Rely on God, coloring books, and other items to pass the time in the hospital. These bags make an easy grab if patients are on their way to an appointment for treatment, or if they are rushing to the hospital in the middle of the night.
Hospital Go Bags
Nick's Golden Ticket
Nick's Golden ticket was created to provide patients facing a terminal diagnosis with a few days of fun. We start off with a family photoshoot at Wild August Nursery. These pictures provide a lifetime of memories to the family. We then take the children to Build a Bear and have them create a bear of their choosing complete with a recorded voice message and outfit. We also provide the family with "fun money" for any activity of their choosing. They can use this for many different activities around the RGV and provided the family with a fun filled day of bonding.
Cartwheel 4 a Cure
Partnering with Palm Valley Gymnastics and Dance we are able to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Gymnasts collect pledges and then spend the afternoon cartwheeling to raise monies. Students who raise $50 or more receive a free Tshirt promoting childhood cancer awareness and all participants receive swag bags. Some students cartwheel 1,000+ times during the event. It's always a fantastic day with kids helping kids in their fight against cancer.
Nick's Stocking is located throughout local business and schools in Harlingen. Donors are invited to make donations in the form of cash or giftcards to be used in our Hospital Go Bags. $100 of Gas, Grocery, and Restaurant gift cards ranging from $10-$20 help families stuck in a hospital or traveling for treatments.
Nick Peters Memorial Scholarship
Patients and siblings of survivors, fighters and angels are invited to the apply for the Nick Peters Memorial Scholarship that helps fund college education.