Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation was recently approached by the producers of "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here" to be the official charity for former Illinois First Lady Patti Blagojevich. We were flattered to be considered for a high profile opportunity to raise money and awareness for Bear Necessities.
However, we declined the opportunity because her husband, former Gov. Blagojevich, faces federal charges which include an alleged extortion or our partner, Children's Memorial Hospial. We wish the show and Mrs. Blagojevich the best of luck and appreciate the offer.
However, our long time partnership with Children's has made great strides in fulfilling Bear's mission of curing the scourge of pediatric cancer and we would never want to do anything to harm that relationship.