The Eggsperience Pancakes and Café Restaurant came through in the spirit of the holiday season when it delivered a shipment of toys to the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation (POTCF) warehouse in Orland Park. The POTCF is a non-profit organization that provides comfort and distraction from painful treatments to children and teens diagnosed with cancer by providing a toy or gift card in 45 hospitals across 16 states nationwide.
Treasure Chest Foundation CEO and Founder Colleen Kisel expressed her appreciation to members of the Eggsperience restaurant chain for their thoughtfulness during this crucial time of the year when successful toy drives can mean ongoing support for thousands of childhood cancer patients. “Every toy the Eggsperience folks brought us will end up in the hands of a child or teen battling cancer,” said Colleen. “We are so thankful for their donation and for supporting our mission of providing comfort and smiles of joy to brave young cancer patients and their families.”
Eggsperience Pancakes and Café is a sunny, family-owned restaurant serving tempting breakfast treats and delicious lunches at three metropolitan Chicago and five convenient suburban locations, including Glenview. To learn more information about the restaurant chain’s hours of operation, menu items and locations, visit www.eggsperiencecafe.com.
The POTCF is a unique organization whose services impact more than 8,600 young cancer patients each month. Nowhere else in the nation does such a program exist. Ms. Kisel founded the organization in 1996 after her then seven-year-old son Martin had been diagnosed with leukemia in 1993. She discovered that giving her son a toy after each procedure provided a calming distraction from his pain, noting that when children are diagnosed with cancer their world soon becomes filled with doctors, nurses, chemotherapy drugs, surgeries and seemingly endless painful procedures. Martin celebrated his 20th anniversary of remission from the disease in 2013.
If you would like further information about the Treasure Chest Foundation, please contact Colleen Kisel at 708-687-TOYS (8697) or visit the Foundation’s web site at www.treasurechest.org.