Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the goal of bringing care baskets to children who are battling for their lives against childhood cancer or other serious illnesses, as well as raising awareness for childhood cancer throughout the year. We realize that when a child is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it not only affects the child but the parents, siblings, and the rest of their family. For this reason, we strive to bring a “butterfly kiss” not only to the child who is ill, but to the siblings as well. Our hope is that we will provide a smile among the shattered world of life-threatening illness, and that we will rally a community to make a difference through the smallest acts of kindness.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
For more information and to donate to the ALS association click here: Donate
Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nervous system which often occurs in the abdomen and can spread to all other parts of the body including the bone, bone marrow and brain. It is an aggressive and most common form of childhood cancer, with over 100 children being diagnosed each year. Sadly there is an 80% chance of relapse and currently no relapse protocol in the UK.
Although our offices are based in Hunstanton, Norfolk, as a charity we support over 200 families nationwide through every stage of their journey. We fundraise for potentially lifesaving treatments which might not be available on the NHS as well as research, holidays, treats and wishes and many other aspects to help and support families in their fight against neuroblastoma. We also have a number of international families within our support group, who are always happy to network with us and each other.
Next month we will be launching our national campaign ‘Mauvember’. During November lots of men grow a moustache to raise awareness of male cancers but little men get cancer too! So what better way to raise awareness than to don the Neuroblastoma and FAN’s brand colour of purple! To help us spread the word and promote our cause, we would like to see and receive photos of as many people as we can, getting involved and advocating the campaign by wearing it purple. There are lots of things that can be done, some to raise funds and some just to raise awareness; wear a purple wig for a week, get everyone to wear a purple moustache, dress in purple for the day, have a purple cake sale, etc.
Also if anyone wishes to fund raise on our behalf then we would love for them to get in touch.
Fundraising and Events Assistant
Families Against Neuroblastoma
Text Donate CURE94 and your amount between £1.00 – £10.00 to 70070
28th June, 2013 Founder/Director of Kouture Productions, Sharon Melhem, is launching The Annual Shine & Dine event in support of the Make A Wish Australia charity which will be the major annual fundraiser for the Eastern Sydney Branch.
This ticketed, black tie charity dinner will be held at Sydney’s prestige venue Jones Bay Wharf, Doltone House.The continual influxes of wish applications has imbalanced the amount of wishes with funding available. With over 544 wishes waiting to be granted, children having to wait an average of 2 years before seeing them become a reality.The Annual Shine & Dine will be donating all proceeds from the event, aiming to improve the rate at which wishes are granted
.Guests will be treated to catering by Doltone House’s Group Executive Chef, James Kidman & entertained by special celebrity guest performers.
Ways to Donate & get involved:
– Entering the Prize Draw (at the event)
– Donate a prize or auction item to the event- Become a Wishing Angel
– purchase a Wishing Star for $100 and have it hang on the wishing tree in the middle of the event.Your help in making a wish come true will be acknowledged by having your name on a star that will later be incorporated into an artwork presented to the children and Make A Wish after the event.
For more information and to buy your tickets go to:
On May 18th at Birmingham City Football Club
HelpHarryHelpOthers and Sellebrity are bringing you an
EXTRAVAGANZA for all the family. It's a chance to come along
with all the kids for a great day out, and to help raise money for
There will be a family zone full to the brim with rides, food,
entertainment and exhibitions with FREE ADMISSION!
Then WITH TICKETS STARTING FROM JUST £1 FOR KIDS, you can
see all your FAVORITE STARS AND CELEBRITIES battling it out in
massive charity football match. With all your idols from TV, Music
and Sports this is a once in a lifetime chance to see your idols up
close and in person. Game kicks off at 3pm!!
So come support Harry and have a great day out for all your
friends and family, just make sure you bring your
Adopt a Pig is a program designed to help children and their families cope as they face their greatest challenge, fighting cancer. Proceeds benefit a variety of support services and coping mechanisms for patients and their families.
How the program works
Pediatric cancer patients and survivors paint and decorate piggy banks.
Sponsors adopt the piggy banks for an initial $25 fee and begin collecting donations.
When each bank is full, the change inside is counted and a check is sent to Adopt a Pig. Sponsors keep the piggy bank as a personal reminder of a child’s fight against cancer.
Hi! My name is Emma Rose. I am a 17 year old Leukemia (ALL) patient. I was diagnosed with cancer in January, 2012. It has been a tough year, but I am finally starting to feel better. I am entering the maintenance phase of my treatment. Even though this is the “easiest” part of my treatment, it still consists of daily oral chemo and almost monthly spinal taps until May 2014. Since my diagnosis, many people have helped my family and me in many ways. Now, I want to do something to give back. I want to help other kids with cancer who are also being treated at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
We are always looking for comfort items the kids can use during their stay- especially pillow pets, soft blankets, fuzzy socks, gift cards (ideally $15 iTunes), lip balm, and mini hand sanitizers. We also have specific donation drives going on which you can learn more about in the posts. Right now we are doing a “Movie Night” donation drive. Since the children cannot go to the movie theater, I want to bring the movie theater experience to them. Please consider donating movies, microwave popcorn, and movie theater candy. We have a specific wishlist on Amazon if you are looking for ideas. Thank you so much!
Please make sure all donations are new and in their original packages.
All mail and packages can be sent to Emma Rose, PO Box 485, Thiensville, WI 53092. Thank you so much for your generosity! ♥ Emma Rose