The Joey’s Wings Foundation, a Pacific Highlands Ranch-based non-profit, recently donated 325 handmade cloth masks to Rady Children’s Hospital and 140 masks to Ronald McDonald’s House.
Joey’s Wings was formed in honor of Kathy and Luke Liu’s son Joey, who passed away from a rare form of kidney cancer at the age of 10 in 2014. Through Joey’s Wings, the Pacific Highlands Ranch residents raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer and support children and families going through the same fight.
Joey’s Wings has a team of volunteers making the cloth masks that are sent to pediatric cancer families all over the country. The team tries to find cute and fun fabrics and makes the masks to fit a variety of ages. Recently, Joey’s best friend donated a batch of masks to a pediatric oncology floor in the Bay Area.
“I feel very warm-hearted that a lot of Joey’s friends are doing wonderful things to honor him,” Liu said.
Joey’s Wings will provide cloth masks for any child with low immunity. To request a mask, visit joeywings.org