February 28, 2017
When you face endless hours of chemotherapy and countless trips to the hospital, it’s not easy to smile or be cheerful. But patients of the Children’s Blood and Cancer Center of Dell Medical Center took time out from their appointments to giggle and laugh out loud during a Mardi Gras party hosted by Moonshine Sweet Tea.
Cancer patients, their parents, volunteers and medical staff members enjoyed face-painting, munching on traditional King Cake, sipping on Moonshine Sweet Tea and creating make-your-own-masks and other fun arts and crafts.
“We are excited to bring a little joy into the lives of children who are battling cancer,” said CEO, Remmy Castillo. “Moonshine Sweet Tea is a family company, with a commitment to children’s charities including the CBCC of Dell Children’s Medical Center.”
The Mardi Gras party provided a break in the often-stressful lives of young cancer patients and their families. It is also a way for Moonshine Sweet Tea to say thank you to the staff and volunteers who provide critical medical care.
“Buy a Bottle, Help a Child” is not just a slogan – it’s our commitment that we can all make a positive difference in a child’s life – whether it’s on Fat Tuesday or any other fun-filled day of the year!
About the Children’s Blood and Cancer Center
Children’s Blood and Cancer Center diagnoses between 125-130 Central Texas children with cancer every year. In addition to providing outpatient and inpatient chemotherapy and medical care to children and adolescents with leukemia, brain tumors, lymphoma, cancer of the bone and soft tissue and other rare tumors, the staff coordinates radiation therapy and home health treatments. Hundreds of patients have completed treatment, are living life as cancer survivors and are seen annual in the Survivorship Center.
About Moonshine Sweet Tea
Moonshine Sweet Tea started in 1946 out in the Texas Hill Country, in the small town of Mason, Texas, by Leo Cobb Porter: the great grand-dad of Joele Porter. The mission to make a much sweeter and more robust tea started with late night brewing, earning this “outlaw brew” its name way back then. Today Moonshine is still brewed, one kettle at a time using only hand-picked black tea leaves, clean filtered water and 100% cane sugar. Nothing else. Founder Leo Cobb Porter’s great grandson still puts his seal of approval on every batch of this non-alcoholic Moonshine. You’ll taste the difference in its unique flavored teas, in addition to unsweet and a concentrated bottle. Every bottle of Moonshine Sweet Tea that’s sold, contributes to Moonshine’s corporate commitment to donate money directly to children’s charities across the country.
Written by Olga Campos