News & Events
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SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 - We are thrilled to announce a brand new event this year called The Fish Bowl. The tournament is part of the annual Sand Bass Festival in 2019 and we are honored to partner with such a popular community event. All proceeds from the fishing tournament go to the operations of OK Kids Korral. First place in the Bass division is $10,000. So, sign up here! You can also print a registration form and send it with payment to: The Toby Keith Foundation, 818 NE 8th Street, OKC, OK 73104 before Aug. 26, 2019. No checks will be accepted if postmarked after that date. Download the form here. Click here for a complete copy of the rules.
2019 EVENT SCHEDULE
SEPTEMBER 26-29, 2019 - For the 7th year, The Toby Keith Foundation, Belmar Golf Club and OU Women's golf will be hosting 15 of the nation's top female collegiate golf teams for a 54-hole tournament. "The Dish" is an 18-hole College-Am made up of three amateurs who will be paired with three collegiate players and takes place on September 26th.The 15 college teams play from September 27-29. The public is welcome to attend.
December 8, 2019
OK Kids Korral Toy Ride
Ride with us and help deliver toys to pediatric cancer patients. With you, we can make the holidays a little brighter! Register your bike here.
If you would like to be a sponsor of any of our events, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us anytime
BLOGS ABOUT CANCER, WAYS TO HELP AND MORE
Reasons to Accept Support When Your Child Has Cancer
When you hear that your child has cancer, your world likely feels like it is crumbling to pieces. At the Korral, we know this feeling all too well. We want you to know how important it is for you to take care of yourself during this time, though. Because of this, you have to be able to accept support. Too many people look at accepting support as a sign of weakness. Instead, turn that around and consider it a strength. You know you cannot do it all on your own and you want to give your child the best. Accepting support from others is the best way to give your child everything he needs.
Less to Worry About
We know you still have a household to run and errands to perform, but let someone else do them for you. When you know your house is clean and your pantry full, you can focus your full attention on your child who needs you. As caretakers, we know how easy it is to let everything overrun our minds and make us feel stressed out. Take at least one stress off your shoulders by letting someone do the little stuff for you.
Less Emotional Work to Do
Sharing stories and news updates about your child with cancer can be draining. Rather than repeating it numerous times, let someone spread the word for you. Choose a supportive family member or friend and let them share the news. You can help them choose the right method, such as phone calls versus email, but let them take the burden off you.
You Stay Healthier
You need to be in great shape to take care of your child with cancer. If you are run down and constantly getting sick, you cannot provide him with the care he needs. Letting others take some of the stress off you can help you stay healthy. If they offer to cook, shop, or clean for you, let them! This way you know you are getting what you need. Make sure you also take the time to sleep and do nice things for yourself – your body needs it!We know how hard it is to accept support, but we really encourage you to do so. At the Korral, we do everything we can to make the process of living with a child with cancer as easy as possible. Lean on us and we will help you get through this!