A local "cancer mom" wanted to gift some lularoe leggings to the lovely nurses that take care of her four year old son who is going through pediatric cancer treatment. We thought this was such a lovely gesture but at $25 a pop and more than 20 nurses, this is way too much money to pile on top of mounting medical bills. Sooooo, we have decided to gather some lularoe consultants and create this event! You can go through and choose leggings to donate directly to these nurses! How awesome is that??? More details to come, so join our facebook event by clicking on the image below so you don't miss anything!
You DO NOT want to miss this one!!
Prepayment is required for this event! You can lock in your slot by sending your registration fee via paypal. Space is limited and there are only 22 spots left! Join and share this facebook event with your friends!
Huge thanks to KCS Kincheloe Comfort Solutions for sponsoring this event!
Bring the whole family in for dinner, raffles, and fun! We will be there starting at 4pm. 10% of food purchases will help us support our community!
We will also be collecting the following items for Dulles South Food Pantry's Friday Food Pack Food Drive:
Walk to Save Lives
Suicide claimed 41,149 lives in 2013 in the United States alone, with someone dying by suicide every 12.8 minutes. A suicide attempt is made every minute of every day, resulting in nearly one million attempts made annually.
When you walk in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walks, you join efforts with thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives. The walks raise awareness about depression and suicide, and provide comfort and assistance to those who have lost someone to suicide.
The Stillbrave 200 “I Am Somebody” 200 Mile Ultra Marathon Fundraiser
"I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody"
This past summer I ran in and finished the Mohican 100 mile ultra marathon endurance challenge to raise money and awareness for ALL children fighting cancer and their families. Since then a lot has changed!!! …Oh wait, no it hasn’t. Sadly NOTHING has changed. While we did raise some money and touch a few lives the sad truth is that:
- Childhood Cancer is still the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S.
- Over 178,000 potential life years are still lost annually to this monster.
- Everyday over 40 children are still diagnosed with childhood cancer. (That’s still an entire classroom of children EVERYDAY!)
- Everyday 7 children still die from Childhood Cancer.
- There have still only been 3 new drugs approved by the FDA for childhood cancer treatment in the past 25 years!
- America, as a whole, spends 20 times more money annually on potato chips than we do on research for childhood cancer.
So this year I have decided to get really serious!
On Friday September 11th2015I will be toeing the starting line and attempting to finish the Tahoe 200 mile ultra marathon challenge around Lake Tahoe, California. That’s right! 200 miles!
The Tahoe 200 is an incredible journey around the largest alpine lake in North America. The route circumnavigates the sparkling, clear blue waters of Lake Tahoe from the Tahoe Rim Trail, occasionally detouring off the TRT to explore aspen meadows, rock gardens of giants, small impossibly blue lakes, thick canopied forests, and long ridge lines with stunning views. This is a brutal continuous 200 mile footrace, 100 hours, over very aggressive terrain with few stops, only a few short sleep breaks and no MERCY!…just like Childhood Cancer!!!
Last year we raised $88,000 for my 100 mile race. This year we are shooting for the moon and have a goal of $1000 per mile, raising $200,000 for Stillbrave.
I have dedicated each of the 200 miles to a different child who is either currently fighting or has lost their battle to childhood cancer. I will be carrying pictures of each of these children on my 200 mile journey.
Please won’t you consider becoming an individual or corporate sponsor? With your support, Stillbrave can continue to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families. We can continue to “be somebody” to those in need!
Thank you so, so much for your support.
“Together we can and WILL touch lives and change the world.”
The Ty Lewis Cancer Foundation
Our goal at The Ty Lewis Cancer Foundation (TLCF) is to raise money to benefit families struggling with diagnosis and treatment. At TLCF we raise funds in direct support of individuals and their families for household items, work with organizations to offer medications, financial support, education on diagnoses and recovery, or to offer normality to individuals and families.
He Only Takes the Best
God saw he was getting tired
and a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around him
"Come with Me."
With tear-filled eyes we watched him
suffer and fade away.
Although we loved him deeply,
we could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard-working hands put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
he only takes the best.
Summer Garden Project
This year, Legacy Farms has partnered with Temple Hall Farm in Leesburg, Va. in order to create a community demo/educational garden. Temple Hall Farm is dedicated to educating children and adults about the diverse aspects of animal and crop farming.
The 2015 Legacy Farms Summer Garden Project has three goals:
- Provide a teaching garden for adults with autism as well as those with developmental and social challenges ( such as vets with PTSD, or social anxiety)
- Raise awareness of our cause by demonstrating our participants skills while educating the public about autism and the need for vocational solutions for adults with special needs.
- Improve community resiliency through gardening education programs, workshops and a hands-on demo garden highlighting a variety of themed gardens.
* Shade garden
* Butterfly Garden
* Children’s Garden
* Edible Landscaping
The program will focus primarily on:
- Garden maintenance
- Weekly harvesting
- Package and distribution at a local farmers market
- Event planning and set up
- Organizing the Legacy Farms “Garden Party”
We also plan to visit a few local farms and vineyards. Our goal is to connect each of our participants with a potential future employer by the end of summer.
NRD’s 3rd annual summer Good vs. Evil Mixer is strong in the ways of the Force! On Saturday, July 19th, we are hosting a fun co-ed mixer with skaters from all over the northeast. The theme is “Derby Wars” with Jedi vs. Sith in a battle worthy of the Force! In addition, we will be hosting a mini rookie bout! Some of our newest skaters who just passed assessments will be playing for the first time. The bout is free for spectators, but we ask that you bring a donation for our charity of the month. We are partnering with One Love Loudoun, who will be collecting kitty litter and dog food on behalf of the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART). Please bring chairs for best seating options. The after party will be held at Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn.
UPDATE / Money raised: 105 lbs. of dog food, (36) thirty-six cans of wet food, 40lbs of cat food, 195lbs cat litter.
$15 per bike. registration opens 2 weeks before the event. Will benefit Legacy Farms, a nonprofit green care social venture dedicated to providing support services and agrarian based vocational training to adults with autism, as well as those with developmental and social challenges.
Check out their VISION:
We envision a community of people living and working together on the farm, in a way that will allow them to remain self sustainable and as independent as possible. We will provide a variety of “day courses” that will meet the needs of local farms and vineyards, such as:
- Planting and harvesting produce
- Garden maintenance/pest management
- Training and trellising grapes for wine production
- Event preparation, setup and take down
It is our goal to not only teach our participants these skills, but to connect them with the rural community through a variety of outreach programs and services.
UPDATE / Money raised: $800 directly to Hire Our Heroes, (28) twenty-eight boxes of food, entertainment, and toiletries sent to our soldiers overseas.
We are shaving our heads to raise money for childhood cancer research! Did you know that kids' cancers are different from adult cancers? It's true. And childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded. So we decided to do something about it by raising money for cures.
Now we need your help! Will you make a donation? Every dollar makes a difference for the thousands of infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancers.
UPDATE / Money raised: $13,610
Smashing Walnuts Foundation was started by 10-year old Gabriella Miller and her family after Gabriella was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor that was the size of a walnut. Gabriella smashed walnuts with a frying pan to symbolize "smashing" her tumor.
“You may have a bad day today, but there’s always a bright shining star to look forward to tomorrow.” Gabriella
UPDATE / Money raised: $4,500