Key Club Donates to the Treasure Chest

Hillcrest High School Key Club Donates to the Treasure Chest

By: Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation, Patch
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Members of the Hillcrest High School Key Club in Country Club Hills are giving to teenagers fighting cancer by hosting a holiday collection drive to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation.

Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.

Amy Trench Key Club advisor, shared information about the Treasure Chest Foundation with the Key Club students. Amy said, "It was a pleasure helping add to the Treasure Chest."

"We are so blessed to have the support of the Hillcrest High School Key Club," said Colleen Kisel, Founder and CEO of the Treasure Chest Foundation. "What better match . . . a teen helping a teen. The Key Club members are key players for teens fighting cancer."

The POTCF is a unique organization whose services impact more than 13,300 young cancer patients enduring 20,000 clinic visits each month in 19 states across the nation. Nowhere else in the nation does such a program exist. Colleen Kisel founded the organization in 1996 after her then seven-year-old son Martin had been diagnosed with leukemia in 1993. Ms. Kisel 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 25th anniversary of remission from the disease in March.

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 website at

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