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Loving Hands Helping Sick Children

As Katie’s Krusaders, our goal is to raise our community’s, and ultimately the nation’s, awareness of the incidence of cancer in children.  We want to raise funds to provide some financial as well as personal support for those children suffering with cancer or other childhood diseases, and their families, during this most difficult time.   And we want to do this in memory of our beloved Katie Ann Duffin, who gives witness to the struggle, the bravery, and the boundless love of these children.

Devin Smeltzer Challenge 

In 2006, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley met 9-year-old cancer patient Devin Smeltzer, who was receiving treatment at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.  Utley took time out of his pregame routine to sign Smeltzer’s hat.   Fast forward to 2018, Chase Utley plays for the Dodgers, and Devin, a cancer survivor, is playing for the Dodgers Class A Advanced minor league team.

Devin supports Katie’s Krusaders by attending our events, bringing in sponsors and auction items.   He raised funds his last year in college with pledges for a Strike Out Challenge – striking out 99 batters. He wants to do it again.

Please read about and support Devin Smeltzer’s latest challenge  #CatchCancerLooking !

Our dream  became a reality  – A Ronald McDonald House at
St. Christopher’s Hospital,  Front and Erie Sts., Philadelphia, PA
                 

                 Katie’s Krusaders
     PO BOX 252 – Doylestown, PA 18901
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