PalaCasino.com has announced that it has partnered with Kathy Wakile in a February fundraising drive to benefit the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation.
Kathy Wakile, from the “Real Housewives of New Jersey”, and her family have been vocal supporters for brain tumor associated causes since her daughter Victoria Wakile’s initial diagnosis and successful brain tumor surgeries. Kathy’s philanthropic work has focused on raising awareness about brain tumors, specifically, the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. The foundation has provided support for the Wakile’s since Victoria’s first battle with the illness.
Wakile ‘s celebrity status has provided a vehicle to help shine light on the cause, which has so deeply touched her family. Beyond the “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” she also has taken on the role of brand ambassador for PalaCasino.com — one of the newly legal and authorized online casinos in New Jersey.
Through her relationship with PalaCasino.com, Wakile hopes to give back even more. PalaCasino.com has pledged to support Wakile and the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation with a February fundraising drive. Every new player who signs up at PalaCasino.com with registration code “Kathy” will be given $50 in free bonuses. Also, for every one of those new players who makes $50 in deposits, PalaCasino.com will donate $50 to the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation up to a total of $10,000.
For the last several years, Victoria Wakile has stepped up in her own right, becoming a public face to help raise awareness for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation.
“When the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation asks me to speak, I am always so honored. I had no idea that my story would touch and help so many others. Being a patient a second time at 20 years old while already working with CBTF solidified my career goal in being a nurse,” she said. “With my experience as a patient and with the unbelievable nurses I have had, to be that for someone else will be so rewarding and fulfilling.”
Her mother added, “A lot of children don’t have a great prognosis, and that’s widely known, but there are fortunate situations like Victoria’s where there can be a lucky positive outcome and these children and families need an encouraging supportive voice, which Victoria has been happy to assist with.”
A central cord of the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation is to lend support for all parts of the family in their times of need. That support ranges from monetary donations for applicable research to humanitarian programs.
“Children don’t really know how to describe what they are feeling as they go through this, and they need their parents and the adults who are around them to be their biggest advocates,” Kathy Wakile said. “Also, the rest of the family is greatly impacted as well, and it is important that everyone in the family knows that they are loved and supported during such an emotional time.”
Over the years Wakile and her family have been deeply involved in fundraising. But for her and the family, it has always been more about awareness than money. When her family first joined the “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” it was with the hopes that the platform of the show would assist with awareness.
She is excited about the relationship with PalaCasino.com because sometimes she feels guilty taking time for herself regardless of whether it is work or play.
“As a parent, our days are so full and you carve out a little time just for you or your work and you feel a bit guilty because it’s taking you away from other things. This project with PalaCasino.com makes me feel good because the time I am spending playing on Pala or supporting the brand, I know a portion of that energy will come back to support a cause I care so much about,” Wakile said. “To be able to have fun and give back at the same time, you’re getting a little down time and giving back to something that’s so much bigger than you.”
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02.09.2017 from NJ.com: Kathy’s Partnership with PalaCasino.com Benefits Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation