Meet Corey's Promise Of LI, Aiding Childhood Cancer Patients' Families

HUNTINGTON, NY — Local charities are the unsung heroes of our communities. Nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations strive to create lasting change and positively impact the lives of those around them.

Some people start organizations as a way to cope with grief, some see an issue they want to tackle, and some want to bring lasting change. Sometimes, all those reasons apply.

Patch wants to highlight your local charity and connect it with community members who want to help and do good, so that way, more people can benefit. Here is just one of many charities doing terrific work in your community.

What is your name?

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Christie and Chris Phelan

What is the name of your charity?

Corey’s Promise

What is your position within your charity?


What community is your organization based in?


Link to your website

What is your mission?

Our mission is simple – help families offset the financial burdens they endure during their child’s cancer diagnosis and raise awareness for pediatric cancer.

What does your charity do to further its mission? Please list examples.

We fundraise through events such as a Color run, Golf outing, Baseball games, and many other events. We raise awareness for pediatric cancer, especially in September.

What inspired you to start your charity?

The passing of our 20 year old son, Corey, to a rare and aggressive cancer.

How can people help you accomplish your organization’s mission or get involved in events?

Visit our webpage and social media platforms and stay up to date with our events and come support our mission and help to keep Corey’s Promise to help others.

What is the most memorable moment you’ve had since starting your organization?

Our most memorable moment was the inception of this foundation, being only a month after Corey passed, and seeing all of the love and support we have received from others.

What else would you like people to know about your charity?

In under one year, we have financially helped more than 40 families with children who have pediatric cancers. We have raised awareness for pediatric cancer and will continue to do so.

What are your organization’s social media pages or handles?
Instagram- coreyspromise
Facebook – Corey’s promise

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