Packages For Kid Fighters was founded in October, 2015 by childhood cancer advocate Mirabella Carrara. The goal of Packages For Kid Fighters is to send happiness and bring smiles to the faces of children fighting big battles and their families. After following Kaat, aka @dreamcatchersforgoldenwarriors, on Instagram, Mirabella was inspired to help children with cancer and other life threatening or chronic illnesses as well.
Mirabella was joined in partnership by her best friend Alexa in January, 2016. Alexa was added to Packages For Kid Fighters as their North East package distributor.
Through Packages For Kid Fighters, Mirabella and Alexa have sent around 100 packages to children so far, and are hoping to send even more! The first package that Packages For Kid Fighters sent out was to Colbie, a teen fighting Mitochondrial Disease among other chronic illnesses. Packages For Kid Fighters' first hand delivery was on June 25, 2016 to seven year old Malia Jusczyk, a neuroblastoma fighter who is now in remission!
Alexa and Mirabella both frequently participate in 5k Walks to benefit childhood cancer and other chronic illnesses including the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, Malia Jusczyk's 5k To Crush Cancer, The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, the Ava's Army Family 5k, and walks for Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Rett Syndrome, and Type I Diabetes.
Alexa and Mirabella are both also members of Team Cure, an organization run by childhood cancer advocates from all around Massachusetts. Team Cure organizes fundraisers for childhood cancer awareness organizations and patients' families.
Alexa and Mirabella leading the 5k walk at the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer at the Xfinity Center in Massachusetts on September 26, 2015.