Emily's Hopeful Holiday

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

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    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 17. During our painful journey we discovered that there are many families who are struggling with the staggering cost of cancer treatments. We have raised $144,500.00 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.
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2009 Fundraiser – Mark Your Calendar

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on August 15, 2009

Please mark your calendars for our 3rd Annual Fundraiser for Emily’s Hopeful Holiday (“EHH”) taking place ONLINE between October 24. 2009 through November 6, 2009.  Drawing will be held on November 7, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at our EHH Open House located at the St. Joseph Social Hall between 10:00 – 3:00.

If you cannot attend our fundraiser during the upcoming busy holiday season, you can still participate simply by visiting this site!   https://emilyshopefulholiday.wordpress.com

All the Baskets for Raffle will be available via Cyberspace/U.S. Mail.  There will be a variety of themed baskets for you to select from on my blog.  Review the baskets (View Baskets for Raffle page) and determine which baskets you are interested in (all baskets will have an identifying number).  Purchase your tickets online on this blog (2009 Basket Raffle Ticket Purchase page).    Be sure to specify how you want your raffle tickets distributed among the baskets using the form provided on the above-mentioned page and enclose this information with your check, or, if paying by paypal, include this information on the paypal form, under the “add special instructions to seller”  in the item total area, please remember to include your phone number.   Please see the “Please Read: Instructions for Basket Raffle” page for all instructions and form to include with your check.

Once I receive your information, I will then process your tickets and you will be entered into the drawing.  It’s just that simple!  You get a chance to win fabulous baskets and we raise money for the families at Rainbow!

Last year, we raffled 36 baskets, many of the baskets were valued between $100-$400.  We have had a tremendous amount of support throughout the community and beyond and between the raffle and individual/corporate donations, we raise $7,000 for the families at Rainbow last year.

Please check out this blog for more information on Emily’s Hopeful Holiday, its history, and why we began this fund.

Kindly share this information with your friends, families and co-workers to help me get the word out about this opportunity to help us raise money for families whose children are battling a life-threatening disease and in financial need.  This online raffle is open to EVERYONE so share this information with your friends from other states.

Mark your calendar:  Raffle begins/baskets will be displayed on my blog between October 24, 2009 through November 6, 2009. Drawing to be held on November 7, 2009 at our EHH Open House.  Winners will be notified by phone on November 7, 2009.

Lastly, if your company/employer is looking for a philanthropic cause to support this holiday season and would like to make a monetary donation to EHH, please contact me via the CONTACT ME page and I will provide you with our tax id number.  I am still accepting donations for baskets as well; please contact me if you are interested in donating.

As always, we thank everyone for their generosity to EHH.  Without your support, we could not assist the families in need at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Being a mother of a child who is now a cancer survivor, it’s not only the money these families receive that helps them through their journey, but the thought that someone cares about them during their child’s illness and their family crisis.  Our family was beyond blessed by so many people while Emily endured her treatments.  We know how it felt when others cared for us.  We want them to feel the same…


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