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Oklahoma CU Executives Society Holds Christmas Luncheon for Ally's House
Thursday, December 11, 2014 7:00 AM

The Oklahoma Credit Union Executives Society (OCUES) held its annual Christmas luncheon on December 10. For every meeting, they have a special guest speaker, but for the Christmas luncheon they invite a local charity to come speak. This year, the featured charity was Ally’s House. Named for Allison (Ally) Faith Webb, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer at age two, Ally’s House is a 501(c) 3 organization that provides assistance to pediatric cancer families in Oklahoma. After multiple surgeries and 3 kinds of chemotherapy, Ally lost her battle with cancer just shy of her third birthday. 

The assistance that Ally’s House provides is designed to ease a portion of the family’s stress during their child’s treatment. Many times, parents and guardians whose children are diagnosed with cancer have limited income and other children at home. Single parents are particularly vulnerable. 

Through Ally’s House, parents can get help with payment of prescriptions, medical expenses, rent or mortgage payments, utilities, auto expenses and other incurred expenses. The assistance that Ally’s House provides is fast and simple. They complete an application, and the only criterion is the child must be an Oklahoma resident who has been diagnosed with a form of cancer. 

Ally’s House was also able to help fund renovations to the oncology unit at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. The project provided families with a playroom, a family resource room, a multi-station infusion room for children receiving IV medication or transfusions, and a comfort care room. 

At the Christmas luncheon, OCUES donated $1,000, and individual credit unions donated $1,350, with the total donation to Ally’s House coming in at over $2,500. OCUES is proud to help local charities like Ally’s House every year.