Carousel Fund: Supporting Families in Crisis

by Maya De La Rosa Cohen June 09, 2016

Carousel Fund: Supporting Families in Crisis

Over 10,000 children are diagnosed with a life threatening illness each year in the United States. Many of these families face enormous obstacles as a result of their child’s diagnosis, often having to sacrifice important financial stability in order to support their child’s treatment.

Thirty years ago Arnie and Susan Cohen attended a fundraiser at a local pizza parlor for one of those kids - her name was Bethany and she was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of seven. Bethany’s rising medical bills put her family at risk of losing their home. Moved by her story, the Cohen’s and their two daughters went door-to-door in their neighborhood that night to raise funds for Bethany. After raising $900 for Bethany’s family, Arnie and Susan decided that it wasn’t enough and that they would do more to help. Soon after Carousel Fund was born, and to this day it continues to be a vital resource for families of children with life threatening illnesses in their community in Northern California.

Carousel Fund supported Michael Iniguez, left, and his family during his treatment and recovery in 2008.

Pictured here with founder Arnie Cohen, right, in 2014.

Carousel Fund believes that we all have two hands for a reason, one to receive and one to give back:

“Some parents are having to choose between chemo and PG&E...It's unacceptable for people to be put in that position. That's why the Carousel Fund got started." Founder, Arnie Cohen

Carousel Fund has helped spare many young lives by offering crucial financial aid and invaluable emotional support for hundreds to families in the toughest of times.

FGS&Co. is honored to feature Carousel Fund as a nonprofit cause partner and highlight the vital support they provide for their community. To help their cause, shop FGS&Co. and enter CAROUSEL at checkout to automatically donate 25% of net proceeds to their important efforts.


Want to learn more about Carousel Fund? Visit them at CarouselFund.org.




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