The Two Kids Foundation
is a non profit organization with a primary goal of raising money to help children that have been diagnosed with cancer and other serious diseases.
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the emotional trauma to the family is devastating. Soon after treatments begin, the financial reality of unimaginable costs begins to set in. What most families experience is that the expenses for treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and or immunotherapy are crippling to the family budget.
With the help of volunteers, local businesses, area car clubs, and people like you, the foundation attempts to help these families offset some of their expenses.
We raise funds for the families we support through charitable events and donations made by individuals and sponsors. Our activities include The Two Kids Annual car show, a Charity Dinner Dance, numerous cruise nights held throughout the summer season, golf outings, and other family oriented events in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the families and children impacted.
To obtain more information or contact the foundation you can email us at www.2kidsfoundation.com. With your support we can expand our efforts and help even more children.
In 2001, our Founder Woody Detrollo along with a few friends organized a car show to raise money for families struggling to pay the medical bills for seriously ill children. In that first year, just 20 cars showed up. Having experienced the blow to his own family both emotionally and financially from his son’s five year battle with leukemia, Woody felt that he needed a way to repay the kindness his family had received over the years. Thus from that small beginning was founded the Two Kids Foundation.
Starting with a goal of raising funds to support two children, the Foundation grew over the years and is now supporting numerous children each year. Our Car Show fundraiser has also grown and in 2010 we had a turn-out of 1011 classic automobiles and over 5000 spectators.
Partnering with the Valerie Center at Morristown Memorial hospital, children and their families in desperate need of help are referred to the foundation for consideration and support. Our Hospital interface and foundation Board Member Cathy Cerutti called the partnership between the Two Kids Foundation and the Morristown Memorial Hospital "divine intervention". She went on to state "that the organization provides an enormous relief for families thus allowing them to worry about their kids rather than how they will pay their rent or mortgage. Through the foundations support, a huge amount of stress is lifted off these families."
The Foundation Board of Directors and Executive Committee is comprised of all volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts solely in support of less fortunate children and their families.
Our goal each year remains consistent with our founding concept. We have and will continue to support as many children throughout Northern New Jersey as possible and hope that the efforts put forward can make a small difference to those children and their families struggling so hard.
The difference we can together make is only possible with the support of numerous other organizations and individuals who also share in our efforts. From volunteers who help run our huge August Car Show, to those that participate and contribute at our charity dances, cruise nights and other fundraisers, we are deeply grateful. Additionally to those individuals and organizations that contribute much needed money, thank you!
As we have said from our beginning:
Together, we can cross the finish line