We are delighted to host our first-ever IN-PERSON gathering for families this summer!
It's all the fun of Matchbox Day, "Out of the Box"!!
WHEN: Saturday, July 15, 10:30am-2:30pm
*NOTE: We will also host our typical Matchbox Day experience (box + zooms + meal card) on Sunday, July 16 for families who do not attend this event. Families who attend the in-person event are still invited to join the Zooms on Matchbox Day.
WHERE: Aldersgate United Methodist Church
14230 SE Newport Way, Bellevue WA 98006
WHO: We welcome all participating TLC families! This includes families on active treatment for a cancer diagnosis, or within the first year after finishing treatment. This is a also a great way to join TLC for the first time!
WHAT: A day of joy, connection, and memory making in the summer sunshine, curated for cancer families with your safety and comfort in mind. Our theme for the day is BUBBLES!
10:30-11:15am: Arrive and enjoy a few Matchbox Day activities as a community...and grab a treat from the coffee cart, too! After the event, you can take the rest of the activities in your box back home to enjoy.
11:15-11:45am: Family games!
11:45-12:30: Picnic lunch and live entertainment.
12:30-1:30: Parent and Caregiver Connection time while kids play games with our enthusiastic team of volunteers.
1:00-2:30pm: A superfun carnival, just for TLC families!
SAFETY: We want to be sure you feel secure at this event! All the festivities will happen outside, and there is plenty of room for maintaining distance as you see fit.
ALL PARTICIPANTS will be subject to a health screening upon arrival, including a temperature check and symptoms survey. We will not allow anyone with symptoms of illness to participate.
ALL VOLUNTEERS will have shown proof of vaccination including the bivalent booster for COVID-19. If a volunteer hasn’t received the booster, we will require a Covid test the day of the event.
ALL PARTICIPANTS will wear masks when indoors for bathroom use or shade breaks.
We also expect that you consult your primary medical provider to be sure an event like this is appropriate for your child and family.
WANT TO COME? Current TLC families can simply email JJ Kissinger to let us know you're coming.
New to TLC? Complete this Registration Form and we will be in touch with more info.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 7
WANT TO VOLUNTEER? Fill out this Volunteer Application Form and we'll be in touch!
If only part of my family can attend, is that OK?
YES! As long as one parent or caregiver is present. This event is for your immediate family (i.e. those who live in your home).
What will the food be like?
We're making boxed lunches, of course! We will provide a few options for kids and adults. We can accommodate vegetarians. If you have a family member who is gluten free, dairy free, or has another specific allergy, please plan to bring some food of your own.
My kids are super young...will they have fun?
They will! We will have a special space dedicated to babies and preschoolers, staffed by a team of expert, professional preschool educators.