Emily's Hopeful Holiday

Raising money for families who have children with cancer ~ since 2007

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  • 7th Annual Emily’s Hopeful Holiday Annual Event

    November 10th, 2013
    Location: ZIggy's Pub & Restaurant, 193 Park Ave., Amherst, OH. 3-7 p.m. 15% of your dining bill will be donated to EHH; Lots of amazing raffles, entertainment by Me & My Brother.
  • Who We Are, What We Do

    Emily’s Hopeful Holiday was created in honor of our daughter Emily, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 7 in 2007. She was treated at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio and is now a CANCER SURVIVOR at the very young age of 14. During our painful journey we discovered that there are many families who are struggling with the staggering cost of cancer treatments. We have raised $92,565.00 since the fund's establishment in 2007. 100% of the money raised goes directly to the families at Rainbow to assist them in paying their bills (utilities, rent, etc.). For more information on EHH, please review this blog for links to media and other information. Emily's Hopeful Holiday Fund is through Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, OH and we are always accepting donations. Please use the CONTACT ME button to email me if you would like to make a contribution or use the PAYPAL DONATION button on the right side bar to make a donation. This fund assists families throughout the entire year, however, we focus our fundraising efforts during the holiday season. We will always remember the fear and heartache of chemo treatments, lumbar punctures, sedations, medical procedures, surgeries, and anxiously waiting on every test result. Our nerve wracking, yet relatively simple routine trips to the Ireland Cancer Center for Emily’s check-ups remind us of where we have been and that there are families and children just beginning this journey, continuing to endure this journey, and/or ending this journey with either an immense gratefulness or an unspeakable sadness. We are so grateful for Emily’s amazing prognosis, for her health, for her laughter, for her smile, for her silliness, for her. We thank God everyday for His blessing upon our family and for all the wonderful people who surround our lives with love and support.

Important Facts about EHH that you may not know

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on August 21, 2013


Some Important facts about Emily’s Hopeful Holiday:

  • We use the abbreviation “EHH” for Emily’s Hopeful Holiday.
  • We are based out of Amherst, OH (Lorain County)
  • We focus our fundraising efforts during the holiday season but our fund assists families throughout the entire year.
  • We accept monetary donations all year round via cash, personal check or donation through this website (Paypal button located upper right-hand corner).
  • We accept raffle donations of all kinds.  If you have a direct selling business and would like to advertise your business by donating an item with your business card, if you have a business and would like to donate a gift card/merchandise, individual/family donations of baskets, misc. items.  Popular theme baskets:  lottery, OSU, Italian; other: miscellaneous electronics (Kindle, Garmin, etc.).
  • Our fund is operated through Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH through a social worker who determines the need for assistance and issues funding directly to the billing entity on behalf of the family.
  • Emily’s Hopeful Holiday is the ONLY FUND OF IT’S KIND AT RAINBOW BABIES & CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.
  • Types of bills we assist with:  basically, anything the family is in need of.  Utilities, rent, mortgages, car repairs to get their child to doctor appointments, etc.
  • We do not raise money for cancer research, toys for the kids, or the hospital.  The very first year, we raised money, asked for gift cards, and requested toys for the kids and supplies for the art room on Rainbow 2, but now we simply raise money for families who have kids with cancer.
  • Our very first EHH began in November/December, during the Holiday season, hence the name Emily’s Hopeful Holiday.
  • Although we are affiliated with Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, our fund’s mission is to raise money for families who have kids with cancer.  100% of the money raised goes to families who have kids with cancer being treated on Rainbow 2.  We receive no money from the hospital, nor do we raise money for the hospital.
  • EHH provides assistance to families on Rainbow 2 (the second floor of Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital/the cancer floor).  No family is turned away due to race, religion, gender, etc.  There is no discrimination — as long as they have a child being treated for cancer on Rainbow 2, they qualify for assistance.
  • Our Annual event is in November, locally in our hometown of Amherst, Ohio.
  • Event is a dine to donate event at a local restaurant, we have raffles/silent auctions to generate most of our money at our event, along with entertainment.
  • EHH has been successful through generous donations from family, friends and local businesses by donating to our raffles, monetary donations, and sponsorship in our Sponsor Booklet.
  • Our event has approximately 200 – 250 in attendance.
  • As a two time cancer survivor myself, and our daughter, Emily, whom the fund is created in honor of and now a childhood cancer survivor at age 13, our mission is to assist families who embark on this dreadful journey by providing financial assistance to them. This foundation is run by our family consisting of me, my two daughters and my husband and our operation center is our home.  
  • Questions about how we can give 100% of money raised to families at Rainbow:  Our family pays for the administrative costs it takes to run the event/solicit raffles/sponsors, etc.  Unless otherwise stated or specifically requesting money toward an item for the event (i.e., requests for donations for big ticket items for the raffle/Apple MacBook), we pay for all administrative costs.  This is why we are able to give 100% of the money raised directly to the families at Rainbow.
  • You can subscribe to this website page by clicking “follow” in the lower right-hand corner.  You will then receive all blog posts/updates for EHH.
  • You can find us on FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/EHH2007.

Fun facts about Emily:

  • Emily’s favorite color is orange.  EHH’s logo color is green somewhat corresponding with the holiday season when it was established.  We like to combine these colors for our brochure, sponsor booklet, EHH bracelets, etc. in order to personally represent EHH.
  • Emily is in 8th grade and loves softball and tennis.  She has played volleyball and basketball too and loves to swim.
  • Emily was diagnosed at age 7 and her cancer treatments lasted 2 years and 2 months.  She is a very happy, healthy and silly young woman.  Thankfully, she does not remember a lot about her childhood cancer.
  • Emily still needs to be seen by her team of doctors at Rainbow every six months.  She gets a very thorough physical and gets her blood drawn.  Emily has been off treatment for FOUR YEARS.  One more year and her doctor’s appointments will be every year!

Please see below this post for all videos on EHH.

 

 

 

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Emily’s Hopeful Holiday Videos

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on June 27, 2011


 

Our Newest Video from November 2012

 

Here’s a video about Emily:

 

And, our video on how it all began….

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EHH2014 KICKS OFF!

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on March 31, 2014


KICKOFF TO EHH2014…I am once again looking for ad sponsorship for our Sponsor Booklet, in support of Emily’s Hopeful Holiday. This booklet is handed out to everyone who attends our event (approximately 250 – 300 people — maybe more???) and generates a great portion of our annual fundraising efforts.

Also, I am once again requesting 10 $100 sponsorships for our very popular and HUGE money maker, the Apple MacBook Pro.  All Sponsors donating to the purchase of the Apple MacBook Pro will receive an ad reflecting the amount of their donation.  This item generates more than triple the amount of money it costs to purchase this item.  If you would like to support us in either way, please contact me using the above button or visit our facebook page and send me an email:   https://www.facebook.com/EHH2007

Lastly, the raffle.. always accepting donations for raffle items.  

 

Ad information here:  http://emilyshopefulholiday.wordpress.com/coupon-sponsor-recognition-booklet-info/

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Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on March 6, 2014


Thank you to the Lorain County Medical Society for having this fundraiser to benefit Emily’s Hopeful Holiday – Childhood Cancer Family Financial Relief Fund.  The funds raised for THIS particular fundraiser will be allocated specifically for LORAIN COUNTY children with cancer being treated at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Email me using the contact me button above if you would like tickets. It’s going to be a fun event. Please share with your friends.

 

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Final Update for 2013 – THANK YOU

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on January 23, 2014


Final Totals for EHH2013: $17,564.57; to date (since 2007) $92,564.57. We can’t say thank you enough to everyone who continues to support our cause.  

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2013 in review -2500 HITS in 2013 and 41 countries hit!

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on January 2, 2014


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,500 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 42 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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EHH UPDATE – TOTALS

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on November 18, 2013


Emily’s Hopeful Holiday UPDATE: As of now, with the event totals ($7550), all current donations, our sponsor booklet ($3700), Ziggy’s donation of everyone’s dining bill ($692.55), Kohl’s donation/Kohl’s Cares for Kids Program ($500) and a check received earlier this year from Enterprise Holding, we are currently at $16,482.57 for EHH2013. What’s amazing is I still have two events upcoming which proceeds will go to EHH and I know I will be receiving more donations, as I usually do this time of year. Thank you again to everyone…This has been a great year for EHH.

Ladies…please see the event Spa Cecilia is having for EHH on Friday, November 22nd…all proceeds go to EHH.https://www.facebook.com/events/233304013498703/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Emily’s Hopeful Holiday…A record crowd, no doubt!! The biggest 50/50 ever (the winner won $705 and donated $100 back to EHH) I am humbled by the amazing support we still receive and gain more amazing supporters every year. Ziggy’s was amazing in every way, thank you! Thank you to our band, Me & My Brother!  You were awesome!  Thank you also to the donors, sponsors, volunteers and patrons.

Donations can still be made using paypal or send to us by check.

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Event Info

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on November 1, 2013


Just a reminder that LifeShare will be at this year’s event.  So many of you donated blood last year.  If you are willing and able, please consider donating blood.

THIS IS A FAMILY EVENT.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR CHILDREN.

Ziggy’s will be offering an ALL YOU CAN EAT wing and pizza buffet upstairs in their brand new party room for $12.00 each.  You will receive a bracelet if you choose to eat upstairs.  Downstairs will offer a full menu. Remember, regardless of where you enjoy your meal, a very generous 15% will be donated by Ziggy’s to EHH. Please remember to GENEROUSLY TIP YOUR BARTENDERS and WAITERS & WAITRESSES .  They work very hard at this event.

All raffle items will be upstairs and featured raffles will be downstairs by the steps as in previous years.

Make sure to grab a Sponsor Booklet this year from one of our volunteers at the door.  It not only contains our generous sponsors and donors, but stories from EHH recipients.  

We hope to see you there!

EVENT INFO AND TO RSVP, CLICK HERE:  https://www.facebook.com/events/527736177304553/?ref=22

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK HERE:  https://www.facebook.com/EHH2007

Check out our raffles here/pre-order ticket info:  http://emilyshopefulholiday.wordpress.com/raffle-baskets-now-available/

Don’t forget….if you can and are willing YOU can help save a life at the EHH Event on November 10th at Ziggy’s from 3-7 by donating blood to LifeShare.

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THANK YOU!!!

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on October 28, 2013


I’d like to take a moment to thank ALL our amazing Sponsors & raffle donors for this year’s Emily’s Hopeful Holiday – Childhood Cancer Family Financial Relief Fund Event. I’m sending the Sponsor Booklet off to be printed today…thanks to you all, we are already up $3750 before the event even starts. Please make sure you get one at the event and browse through it. Included in the booklet are stories from families who have been recipients of EHH funds. And I’ve never had such a huge list of raffle donors ever…thank you everyone! Check out our sponsors here: http://emilyshopefulholiday.wordpress.com/sponsors/

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Partnering with LifeShare Community Blood Services at EHH Event

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on October 8, 2013


We are very proud to be partnering with LifeShare Community Blood Services again this year at our Emily’s Hopeful Holiday Event on November 10th at Ziggy’s from 3-7 p.m.  

Their blood supply, according to their website, is currently “CRITICAL”.  If you are able, please consider donating blood during our EHH Event.  You will receive a FREE LifeShare T-Shirt…and feel good about yourself!  Thanks!

https://www.facebook.com/LifeShareForLife

http://www.lifeshare.cc/

 

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PRE-SALES NOW AVAILABLE FOR MACBOOK, P!NK, 50/50 AND WINE BASKET

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on September 27, 2013


PRE-SALES NOW AVAILABLE!

YOU MAY BEGIN PRE-ORDERING YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  • MACBOOK AIR
  • 50/50
  • P!NK CONCERT TICKETS – SOLD OUT SHOW AT THE Q – THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE TOUR NOVEMBER 23, 2013 8 PM
  • WINE BASKET
  • OR TO MAKE A DONATION

Follow this link:

http://emilyshopefulholiday.wordpress.com/ipod-touch-4th-generation-for-raffle/

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Please join us for the 7th Annual Emily’s Hopeful Holiday Event – November 10, 2013 3-7

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on September 25, 2013


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