The Toby Keith Foundation and Chatenay Square Merchants Association held the second annual Kones for the Korral ice cream festival on Monday (9/1/14).
The event, called Kones for the Korral, was designed to benefit OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home for families with children who are battling cancer. This was the second year for the event, which was hosted by the Toby Keith Foundation and the Chatenay Square Merchants Association.
Those who stopped by Chatenay Square for the event could indulge in all the ice cream they cared to eat, as well as bounce houses, face painting, pony rides, live musical acts, and free massages. The event coincided with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is observed during September.
OK Kids Korral is a a cost-free home for families with children who are battling cancer. Some families stay for one night and others stay for weeks or months at a time. The house, at 818 NE 8, is designed to provide a convenient and hopeful place for families to connect with each other and focus on the well-being of their children.
Traveling from home to the Oklahoma City metro area for treatment can be a huge burden for families who live in other parts of the state, said Juliet Nees-Bright, executive director of The Toby Keith Foundation.
“Our mission is to keep families together,” she said.
A number of the people who participated in Monday’s event have been touched by OK Kids Korral in some way.
For more information about OK Kids Korral, go online to www.tobykeithfoundation.org.