SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - A 70 degree snow day in Scotts Valley. The 5th annual Gabriella’s Snow Day was held at Sky Park on Sunday.
The event is held each year to raise money and awareness for Pediatric Cancer Research. Something very close to organizer Kristin Cosner’s heart.
Her daughter Gabriella was diagnosed with cancer at age 4. One of her birthday wishes that year was to see snow. With Gabby’s treatment the family was not able to take a trip to the snow, so they brought it to her.
Cosner says they made it an event ever since to show thanks to the community for their support and to raise money for a great cause.
“We went through a year of treatment at Packard, but we took the positives from it and found our community support and made it a positive thing in everyway we could. Now she's turning 10 on December 24th.“ says Cosner.
Aside from snow, there were arts and crafts, live music and food. Even a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Over the years Team G has raised $200,000 towards Pediatric Cancer research, onSunday alone they raised $8,000. They also have tote bags they give to families with children that have just been diagnosed with cancer. The bag includes books and information in hopes of helping the family know they are not fighting the battle alone.
Cosner also tells KION her daughter inspired her to get masters degree to become a nurse practitioner for Pediatric Cancer.