The Grant Henriksen Memorial Fund hosts the Children’s Activity Area every year, and they will have all of the fun arts and craft kids have come to love: balloon animals, giant legos, Lincoln logs, wiki stix and, of course, face painting!
Thank you to the 2019 Children’s Activity Area Sponsors for making that possible: A-1 General Contracting, U.P. General Contracting, Wilbur Construction, Cottages to Castles, DTE Energy, Sankovitch Homes, North Country Disposal & Septic, Rainy Creek Construction, Gauthier Insurance, Stonehouse Window & Door, Carpet Specialists, Carey Inc./Sodergren Septic. and Holliday Custom Metal Solutions.
And of course, thank you to all of the volunteers who work in the booth all weekend!
All of the donations raised in the children’s area go directly to the Grant Henriksen Memorial Fund, a nonprofit assisting families in the U.P. whose child is battling cancer, requiring treatments and/or surgeries outside of the area.
About the Grant Henriksen Memorial Fund
The Grant Henriksen Memorial Fund is a nonprofit fund devised to help families of the Upper Peninsula whose child is battling cancer, requiring treatments and/or surgeries outside of the U.P.
Families have many different types of expenses, including the possible loss of income during their child’s battle against cancer. This fund was originated because of the Henriksen’s personal experiences in fighting their own battle against childhood cancer.
For over two years the Henriksen family traveled back and forth from the U.P. to Ann Arbor and Madison for weekly chemotherapy treatments and multiple surgeries. They found that being able to take their child to dinner or a movie or a simple family outing, such as an arcade, became extremely important during this time. Most times it was necessary to take lodging to and from hospital stays. All of these expenses are not technically considered medical expenses, but the Henriksen’s did consider them to be necessary.
Without help from others in the community, their family struggles would have been even greater during the most difficult time imaginable.
All of the money raised for the Grant Henriksen Memorial Fund money is donated without stipulations on how the funds are used and are entirely confidential. All they ask is that the family you are requesting the funds for will use the money for what is best for the child and his/her family.
The GHMF sells NO Oscar T-Shirts and Golf Shirts year-round. However, the primary source of money raised comes in during The Annual GHMF Golf Scramble. For more information about the fund, how you can help someone you may know or to participate in this year’s scramble contact The Grant Henriksen Memorial Fund.