Zac's Legacy Foundation

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United Way of Weld County United Way of Weld County
General Information
Description of AgencyZac's Legacy Foundation
MissionTo provide assistance to families enduring the struggles of childhood cancer.
HistoryWhile Zackery Carlson was enduring his many treatments for cancer, his parents, John and Sara, were spending a lot of time in the hospital. Doctors and staff assured John the best thing a parent can do for their child is to be there for them. Research shows that a child’s survival rate is much greater if the family is there to love and support the child. Many a night they slept in recliners next to their son.

Other parents were there with their children, too. After a while, John and Sara got to know them well. They were so touched by how the most important thing in the world to these families was their child. Most employers will grant a leave of absence but usually without pay. Because of their dedication to their children, John heard of families losing their homes, parents not having money to travel with their child, families not having money to eat with and so many more things. John’s heart went out to them.
The whole reason for this Foundation is for the child’s recovery. To achieve that, the Foundation provides financial assistance to Colorado families enduring the struggles of a dependent child going through cancer treatment. By making mortgage/rent payments, utility payments, travel and meal expenses, this will free up the families so that they can spend that precious time with their children.
LocationWeld County
Geographic AreaWeld,
Facility/ADA Accessyes,
Intake ProcedureTelephone,referral required,
Intake RequirementsAssistance can only be considered after an application is provided by the child's social worker, hospital or cancer treatment facility.
Must bring mortgage,or rental info and
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsChildren with Cancer,
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityChild must be a legal Colorado resident, child must be actively being treated for some form of cancer, child must be a legal dependent under the I.R.S. Dependent Child Laws.
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Contact Information
Contact's NameJohn Carlson
Contact's PositionExecutive Director & Founder
Contact's Phone(970) 330-9000
Physical Site Address 12990 W 29 St. Ste. #1
Physical Site City, State, ZipGreeley, CO 80631-8539
Main Phone(970) 330-9000
Hotline Phone1-800-933-4674
Fax(970) 330-9625
Director Information
Director's NameJohn Carlson
Director's PositionExecutive Director & Founder
Director's Phone(970) 330-9000
Additional Information
Date Agency Entered03/18/2010
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Zac's Legacy Foundation
Affiliated Programs: Zac's Legacy Foundation
Affiliated Services: Childhood Cancer Fund - Zac's Legacy Foundation