The AdvoKATE Foundation is a non-profit volunteer organization created to honor Kate Campa’s legacy by raising awareness and funds to fight childhood cancer.
“Life’s too short!” -Kate
More About Kate
Our Mission is RARE.
Bridging the gap with community support.
Standing with those who must stand strong.
Finding new solutions.
Empowering through knowledge.
Kate Campa was born on February 6, 2004. She has been dancing since the age of 2 1/2 and at an early age started her competition dance career with her first solo at the age of 5. She is an incredibly gifted dancer, has a contagious smile and loves with no bounds.
On December 13, 2018 Kate was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. She was in remission for 5 months before relapsing on her 16th birthday. She underwent more treatments with no luck. Kate passed away on October 7, 2020.
Her legacy will continue through the AdvoKATE Foundation.
Our Mission & Approach
The AdvoKATE Foundation is a non-profit volunteer organization committed to raising awareness and funds to fight childhood cancer.
The AdvoKate Foundation is comprised of board members that are community volunteers that are passionate about helping our community in Yuma County and supporting those who have fought or are currently fighting childhood cancer. Each member is dedicated to our mission and has walked the cancer journey with Kate and her family. Each had a personal connection with Kate and saw first hand how this disease affected her, her family youth and our entire community.
Our foundation is dedicated to honoring Kate’s legacy by raising awareness and funds to fight childhood cancer.
The following projects are hosted or supported by The AdvoKATE Foundation
Devoted to providing resources, advocating, research and education, the AdvoKATE Team endeavors to “Go Big” by leveraging awareness campaigns, fundraising events and programs to benefit the children and other organizations fighting cancer. AdvoKATE can be found at the following events, working to put an end to a diagnosis no parent ever wants to hear.
A few of Kate’s favorite things are placed in a sweet kit to provide comfort for kids fighting cancer.
Go Gold Go Bold Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Community awareness projects take over the town, including signs and yard glistening fundraisers.
AdvoKATE Scholarship Program
Annual scholarships are given to local Yuma County high school students.
Dreams are granted for kids currently fighting cancer.
11;22 We Walk for You
An annual hope walk honoring all children that have battled and are currently battling childhood cancer.
Let’s Dance Challenge
This dance challenge raises awareness and funds for Dancer’s Against Cancer.
Know a child fighting pediatric cancer?
Thank you for sharing with us! We promise to reach out to this family and support their fighter with a Kate’s Kit, an AdvoKate Project and resources throughout their journey.
Want to help?
We love volunteers, sponsors and everyone that wants to pitch in! Please click below and fill out our support form and we will reach out to you.
AdvoKATE Foundation, Inc. is a Section 501(c)(3) Organization.
“I will always stand up for what is right and I will always be an advocate for kid’s cancer. Many kids don’t even have options to live and fight. I know one day a cure will happen, and when it does I know that so many kids won’t have to suffer like I have been suffering.”
– Kate Campa
We’d love to hear from you!
PO Box 26269, Yuma, AZ 85367
Monica Reichman | 928-580-8082
Kristan Sheppeard | 928-246-9108