Customer Referral Program 2020
We began our Customer Referral Program on January 1, 2003 as a way to say Thank You to our clients, friends and associates and as a way to support local charities and organizations within our community.
Since 2003, we have supported a variety of organizations through this program, donating $5.00 to our Charity of the Year for every referral that results in new business.
Beginning January 1, 2020, we have designated the local charity “Helping Families Handle Cancer” (who was also our Charity of the Year in 2015) as the long-term recipient of our Customer Referral Program. We feel that by building a long-term relationship with this charity, we will better be able to assist them and the needs of those families they are helping. We will also continue to support other local charities and events throughout the year!
Please continue reading to learn more about this amazing charity and the people who make it all happen!
Helping Families Handle Cancer Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2008 by Carie Stock, a childhood cancer survivor. At a young age, Carie was given a 10% chance of survival. Her mother was a single parent at the time, juggling the stress of bills, caring for an ill child, and raising another healthy child. Carie witnessed first hand the financial and emotional toll that her illness had on her family, and so she turned her life experience into her life’s work.
The foundation was designed to financially aid families who are dealing with childhood cancer. It attempts to alleviate financial stress by providing monetary support to those in need, specifically dedicating time to single parent families or those families living on one income. Clients of the foundation are referred directly by social workers from hospitals.
In addition to her foundation, Carie has been involved in many activities, including funding for cancer research, sitting on the board of directors for a cancer charity for three years, attending worldwide conferences and support groups, and volunteering as a camp counselor and mentor at children’s camps for cancer survivors and their siblings. Carie is also the 2007 recipient of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award and Global Television’s 2012 recipient of the Women of Vision Award.
We look forward supporting Carie and her wonderful organization through our Referral Program in 2020 and beyond!
The Costen Insurance Team