Young founder of Kids 4 Healing working to help others

Nov 10, 2014 9:10 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

Kids 4 Healing was founded by 14 year old Katelyn Peterson last year, to create cancer awareness and to help people with cancer. She is an 8th grade student at Sequoia Middle School in Redding.
It all started when a friend had a cancer diagnosis, and Peterson decided to shave her head in a show of support. She then created Kids 4 Healing. Her motto is "Kids Can...", because kids can make a difference. She says, "We are just ordinary kids doing extraordinary things. But, anyone can make a difference!"
Right now the teenager is working on the "St. Jude's Hope Project" by collecting gifts and monetary donations to assist a holiday program at St. Jude's Hospital for children. The goal is to deliver the donations by December 19th, so a local deadline is in place for donations to be received by December 1st. There are collection sites in Redding at Shasta Orthopedics on Liberty Street, North State Payment Technologies on Victor Avenue and Hemsted's Moving on Lake Boulevard.
Kids 4 Healing is also holding a fundraising breakfast on November 30th at the Applebee's in Redding, for $8 per person.
For more information visit or look for the Kids 4 Healing page on Facebook.


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