This morning on Wednesday, May 07, 2014, retired Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief and chairman of Cops for Kids with Cancer Robert Faherty presented 6-year-old Luis Armani Sustache and his family a check for $5,000.00 on behalf of Cops for Kids with Cancer. Luis was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma cancer in November of 2013, and he and his family are the 300th family to benefit from a $5,000.00 donation. The organization strives to hand out 6 of these checks per month and has provided the families of children who have cancer with over 1.5 million dollars since the charity’s inception in 2008. Retired Chief Faherty said, “Many people donate to cancer charities that fund research, but they may not know where exactly that money goes. The money raised by Cops for Kids with Cancer is handed directly to families like Luis’s, and they can use the money in any way that they need or want to.”
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans was on hand at the check presentation and stated, "This charity really does great work. They work with multiple police agencies and put on many events to raise money. It's great to meet with the kids, and you can see just how appreciative the families are to receive the donation."