Nick's Round Table - Fight to Be Healed

Upcoming Events

Thank you to everyone who attended Nick’s Run to be Healed 5K. It was a beautiful day filled with laughter and families
coming together. 

I come to this event today noting the significance of the miracle that is before me. The first two miracles are my two sons, Nick
and Stephen. I was blessed to have Nick for 13 years and Stephen will be turning 21. I see so many children who have battled
cancer, are currently battling, or are dealing with the secondary effects of their disease. I see families like mine who lost their
child to cancer and are struggling to understand how life can continue without them. It takes so much more than medicine to
heal a child. We want them to lead a fulfilling and healthy life, both physically and emotionally. I remember the first day I met Ali.
We were standing by the elevators of the Melodies Center. His family and one of my friends are close so we made that connection.
Ali showed me the chemo shirt that he was given by another foundation. He only had to unzip it and the nurse had access to his
port. He was so excited by this. Every time I saw him he would make eye contact and greet me by my name with a big smile. Ali’s
family and all the families that take the time from their children’s battle to walk, run, raise money and awareness teach me the
power of miracles and that through
giving back we heal.


We are a team that keeps growing. No matter what your child is diagnosed with, it’s that common fear of the unknown that
paralyzes us. The need to know that others have walked in your footsteps and have prevailed makes events like this so powerful.
And to keep growing, to keep bringing support where it is needed most, we branch out and connect with other foundations. Like
Maddie’s Mark, Catie Hoch, Kelsey’s Promise, Nicole’s Hope, Green Drakkoman and Ballsfest. We connected with JP Honsinger’s
family who have teens that want to give back to children with life-threatening illnesses, so they came to our Nick’s Round Table teen
meeting and helped prepare for this run. We are a community of connectors. When one of ours struggles, we band together. So as
we grow and Nick’s Fight ventures into more areas of emotional support like our yoga and writing programs, we will ask others to
take on some of what we have brought to The Melodies Center.                       


Our children are at the heart of our mission. Coming together like this with the common goal of healing our children and supporting
their siblings and families emotionally, financially, and socially will not change. It will get stronger and more impactful. Thank you to
everyone who worked so hard for this event. My board of directors, the volunteers, the families, the Town of Clifton Park, the EMS,
police department, fire department, and our sponsors. But I especially thank Ali and his family who have taught me that no matter
where you are, with love, hope and faith, you can get through anything.




2018 Race Results

Nick's Round Table

The members of Nick’s Round Table are local teens who want to make a difference in the lives of other teens battling cancer. They fill Nick's Comfort Bags and birthday packs that are given to young adults in the hospital, purchase DVDs and video games for the clinic so kids can be distracted while receiving treatment. They also collect holiday items in December for the clinic's holiday shop and help patients select a gift for themselves and family members. Volunteers join the children in the waiting room and help with arts and crafts, which brings joy to both the teens and the patients. These young adults raise awareness and educate their peers about a cancer diagnosis and help those with cancer get through their journey. This group meets monthly and is open to students in 6th grade through high school, as well as young adults. Meetings are in the Clifton Park area. For more information or to join the group, click here. Also join Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation fan page on Facebook for updates.



The next meeting will be on December 17, 6:30-8:00pm

 at Southern Saratoga YMCA, 1 Wall Street, Clifton Park.

In Community Room E

Bring a wrapped gift for Santa swap ($10 or less) 

Pizza, desserts, and refreshments! 

New members are also welcome!


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Cancer Awareness Tree

Cancer Awareness Tree

Shenendehowa had made yet another improvement to the Shen Memorial Garden (located within the front circle in front of the main entrance) with the addition of a cancer awareness tree.  What is a cancer awareness tree?  Well, it's exactly what it sounds like.  It is a tree that people can tie different colored ribbons around the branches to signify a specific type of cancer of disease. The tying of these ribbons can be from many different motives, whether you have been personally affected by that cancer, or you just want to show your support. Trees like these have been popping up all over the US to raise awareness, and it's great that Shen decided to try out their very own.

Nick’s Round Table Creed

AWARENESS: Our group raises awareness about cancer through social media, friends, and our website.

DIGNITY: Members are teens with cancer, teens with friends or siblings with cancer, or people who want to help. We treat one another with honor and respect.

HOPE: We ensure that teens with cancer do not feel alone, have support, and they know that we are here to help.

HEALING: Help teens heal through interactive activities that reduce stress.

COURAGE: Don’t show fear, be positive.

LAUGHTER: The best medicine and is contagious.

RESPECT: Teens want to be treated normally and with honesty. Put yourself in their shoes and have patience.

STRONG: Be encouraging, optimistic and put on a brave face to inspire them to be strong.

FRIEND: Be a friend. Keep in touch, listen. Be in the present moment when you are with someone. Text. Watch a movie. Play a game. Be supportive.

LOVE: Let them know that they are not alone. Give lots of hugs and spend time together.