How we are helping....
Helping Noah "Live on, and follow his dreams"
Noah is a boy from Oak Forest (my hometown) who has a terminal Brain Tumor. We where able to give them some money to help with a much needed vacation to get away from the reality that faces them. They have a Go fund me setup if you wish to help further please follow the link below.
Toiletries for Patients
The #elliestrong teen advisory group collected and sorted toiletries for patients families stuck in the hospital with nothing.
#elliestrong and Sladek Strong Ornaments.
The #elliestrong foundation ordered 1st annual ornaments. Kyle, ellies mom glittered all 300 ornaments and added bows. The foundation with the help of local businesses sold the ornaments. The funds raised went to help a local family in Lemont that lost their father to Cancer a few months back and now the twin 5 year old Mom was diagnosed and is fighting cancer.
Rak's Shared on #elliestrong facebook page.
Random Acts of kindness performed in Ellie's name and then photos and stories are posted on facebook. We will add more photos as we go.
Bottle Caps for #elliestrong Benches for schools
Lemont Schools and surrounding areas collected over 3000 pounds of bottle caps. Then tons of volunteers showed up to sort and clean the bottle caps. Kelli and Keith Shoup rented a Uhal Trailer and drove the caps to Evansville, IN where they dropped off the caps and picked up the benches. In the Spring the benches are planed for all three grade schools Ellie attended and we are hoping to put the 4th bench at a public area so everyone can enjoy. Stay tuned.
Here is the link to the story The Lemont Patch did on the bottle caps
The Patch Writes about the event
The Monday before Christmas
1st Annual Elliestrong Fundraiser
We had an amazing first annual Elliestrong forever Fundraiser at Tap House Lemont with over 200 attendees. It was a huge success and we where able to raise $27,000 to help families fighting cancer. Not only was it a huge success but everyone truly enjoyed themselves. This event not only benefited this years Sponsored family "The Sladek's" but also is helping other families affected by cancer "Live on, follow their dreams"
On Make a difference Monday people did Random Acts of Kindness in memory of Ellie.