Meet the "Love 4 Liz" Dream Team
They're organizing fund-raisers and putting their sweat into our cause. Here's how you can help.
Since the launch of Elizabeth's Hope in November 2011, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of our friends and family. Hundreds of donors have stepped up to help, and we are so appreciative for every dollar donated. We are especially thankful for those friends who have taken their generosity to the next level and organized fund-raisers — special events that not only raise money but also help us spread the word about the project.
The Children's Brain Tumor Project has partnered with Miles for Hope, an organization that provides funding for research as well as direct assistance to families who need help traveling for treatment or clinical trials. Please consider joining Dr. Greenfield and Dr. Mark Souweidane on the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center team in this summer's event, which is a 5K/10K/1-mile family walk/run. The event will be held at the old World's Fair Grounds, near CitiField in Queens, on July 27. The team needs runners/walkers, but also needs volunteers to help staff the event, and of course the team needs supporters to sponsor them. It would be great to get an Elizabeth's Hope contingent to join in the effort!
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Special Events, Special Friends
Yohannes Constable took his support to new heights — literally. He dedicated his climb of Mount Kilimanjaro to Elizabeth, asking supporters to sponsor his climb. He not only had an amazing personal journey, but he also raised money for the cause. Thank you, Yohannes!
This spring has seen an amazing outpouring of support from college campuses. Mike and Emmie visited Elizabeth's Denison family, many of whom are graduating, to attend the Elizabeth's Hope lacrosse game (Lax for Liz!) and scatter some of her ashes at the school. The amazing Williams College men's lacrosse team racked up more than $5,000 in pledges for its season dedicated to Elizabeth's Hope. And at Miami University in Ohio, friends from Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity held a fundraiser at The Woods for Elizabeth's Hope. Thank you all so much for your support, and good luck to the graduates!
Our good friend Gretchen at Gretchen Scott Designs worked with Elizabeth on the design for a beautiful new blouse. Gretchen is donating 100% of her proceeds from this blouse to Elizabeth’s Hope. Each one purchased will help our cause.
The wonderful folks at Panda Sunglasses will donate a portion of their proceeds to Elizabeth’s Hope — be sure to enter code "love4liz" on the order form. Click here to order.
We couldn’t have made it this far without the following wonderful friends, who organized such a wide range of fund-raising events:
The 10K run in Prospect Park on October 13 was such an inspiring event - Elizabeth’s Hope fielded a team of nearly 200 runners, walkers, and cheerleaders and raised almost $50,000 for the Children’s Brain Tumor Research Project. A special thanks to Tessa Naso, who did so much work organizing the event. Tessa started it all by organizing our very first fund-raiser last December at Soul Cycle.
Annie Longobardo and her teammates on the Williams College field hockey team dedicated their entire season to Elizabeth, and gathered pledges that top $150 per goal! The team is on track to contribute more than $5,000 to Elizabeth’s Hope.
Emily Kuschnar, for dedicating her race in the Westchester Running Festival to Elizabeth's Hope on October 7.
Elizabeth’s Denison University sorority sisters at Pi Beta Phi held numerous fundraisers, including selling “Love4Liz” bracelets and “Lattes for Liz”
UScoop held a fundraising campaign on Facebook that accepted $10 pledges for Elizabeth’s Hope -- and every pledge earned the donor a koozie!
Georgetown University's Party-for-a-Cause, for dedicating their 2012 Homecoming Formal to Elizabeth's Hope. Over 500 guests attended the sold-out event. Special thanks to Katherine Hackett for petitioning the event to the University!
Erin Hackett organized a tennis tournament at Gettysburg University, where she also sold T-shirts (they sold like hotcakes!)
Matt Easley held a raffle at Ohio Wesleyan University – the grand prize winner scored some OSU football tickets!
Chanler Rutherfurd and her Tridelt sorority sisters at UVA held a Capture-the-Flag fundraiser called “Tridelt Presents Capture for a Cure!” Right after the tournament, Brad Taylor, another Bronxville classmate of Chanler and Liz, hosted a fundraiser through his fraternity, St. Elmo Hall. By the time the day was over, UVA students had contributed more than $1,700 to Elizabeth’s Hope!
Emily Kuschnar ran in the Westchester Running Festival with Team Zachys for the Quarter Mile on Oct. 7 in Elizabeth’s honor.
Alpha Chi Omega Foundation of the University of Vermont for their fundraiser.
The Youth Choir of the Reformed Church in Bronxville, NY for their generosity.
Kathleen Clark in Homer, Louisiana, organized three fundraisers, including a tailgate party at an LSU game.
Meagan Scotti, Eighth Grade Class President at Bronxville Middle School, for organizing a school collection and bake sale for Elizabeth’s Hope.
Elena Licursi and the Bronxville High School Student Faculty Legislature for the December 2011 high school dance that raised money for Elizabeth’s Hope.
The Bronxville Poker Club, which donated their 2011 winnings to Elizabeth’s Hope!
Karen Peterson at the Bronxville High School Athletic Department for dedicating the February 11, 2012, “Bronco Bonanza” to raising funds for Elizabeth’s Hope.
Michael Marino at Bronxville High School, for organizing the February 2012 Dodge Ball Fundraiser for Elizabeth’s Hope.
Fran Harris at The Reformed Church for helping organize the February 7, 2012, Youth Council Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper to benefit Elizabeth’s Hope.
Kelly Backens and all our friends at Inspirato in Denver, which has provided corporate support in addition to encouraging and collecting individual contributions from its employees (who include Will Minter).
The Bronxville High School Latin Club, for their generous contribution to Elizabeth’s Hope.
The men of Sigma Phi Epsilon, who dedicated their second annual philanthropic fashion show to Elizabeth's Hope. See photos from the event!
Patti at Maison Rouge in Bronxville, who donated a portion of the proceeds from a two-day event to Elizabeth's Hope.
Elizabeth's friends and family have provided amazing support and strength through this difficult time, donating their time (and sweat!) as well as money. We need help organizing fund-raisers, getting the word out, and raising awareness of these deadly cancers. If you're willing to help, or if you have an idea for a fund-raising event, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Tessa Naso, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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