About Us

Introducing the Cause..

Karis’ Cause came to be on Labor Day weekend 2014, when our little Karis was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. We’ll never forget that night at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH), when the doctor told us the news. After the shock, we realized this is a journey, our family couldn’t do alone. While spending forty days in NCH, Karis and our family had so much support from others. One day, while we were sitting in the family lounge on the 12th floor at NCH eating some wonderful home cooked food provided by a family friend, we decided that we needed to help others. We want something good to come out of Karis’ journey. In addition to Karis having good health, we want to help other families. As you can probably guess by now we wanted our name to be Karis’ Cause, because without Karis we wouldn’t have had the motivation to start this volunteer organization. We want to help take the sting out of childhood cancer by supporting other children and their families in their journey

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“Papa’s Helper” by Linda Linham

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Karis Cause is an organization, which operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO), IRS 501(c)3 # 52-1071826. ACCO is an Accredited Charity with the Better Business Bureau.