About Zach’s Toy Chest

We are a non-profit organization designed to help pediatric patients at local NC hospitals.  The days of receiving treatments for cancer and other critical illnesses are long and hard on kids (and parents!).  To alleviate some of the day to day stresses of receiving treatments, we donate items (mainly toys) to local hospitals in North Carolina that we know kids of all ages will love.

Our family started this organization after our son, Zach, had gone through cancer in 2008.  Zach had a form of childhood cancer called neuroblastoma.  Neuroblastoma is a solid tumor cancer that begins in the nerve tissue of the neck, chest, abdomen, or pelvis but usually originates in the abdomen in the tissue of the adrenal gland. It usually affects children under 5 years old.  We were very fortunate to catch Zach’s during a sick visit to his pediatrician.  He had not had any symptoms of pain, but merely the sniffles.