GLENDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A group of special kids were given the opportunity to see the Arizona Cardinals play at the University of Phoenix Stadium. This is all thanks to Liz Khoury, a woman who wanted to make a difference for them today.
For Khoury, her foundation is more than just a way to give back to the community. It's also a way to keep her sister's memory alive. She passed away from metastatic cancer at 30 years old in 2015. But in her time here, she had a passion for helping children in need.
So when Khoury created her organization "Organic with Love," she knew that had to be the mission.
"It's our way of honoring her legacy. By giving back, she was really passionate about helping children, so everything that we do assists those youth in need," Khoury said.
It could be homeless children, foster children or children who live in poverty, but today's focus was on children who have lost loved ones to cancer.
"Most recently, one of the children lost their mother to breast cancer," Khoury said.
And to give back to t hem, Khoury got the Cardinal lovers tickets to today's game against the Buccaneers. Eight families full of children were handed the opportunity to enjoy a tailgate and the game right there in front of them.
"They can just come here and be kids. Enjoy the football game and have a fun day," Khoury said.
This cause is especially close to her heart as she thinks of her own pain that she felt when she lost her sister to cancer; this is a pain she doesn't want any of the children to think or feel on Sunday.
"And the fact that we're not continuing to bring attention to the cancer that's still painful at times," Khoury said.
Originally, Khoury was only able to purchase 15 tickets, but once the Arizona Cardinals found out about Khoury's cause, they donated more.