Transforming the lives of chronically ill children, and their families,
shifting all from surviving to thriving - until cures are found. 
November is about appreciation and gratitude. We celebrate Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving and National Family Caregivers Month. In honor of this year's theme, "Caregiving Around the Clock," I want to recognize ALL Bounce family caregivers and applaud the work they do both day and night.

A Day in the Life of a Family Caregiver:

  • Morning: 6 in 10 family caregivers work full or part-time, in addition to juggling their care giving responsibilities at home. Mornings are a tricky balancing act of getting kids ready for school, taking care of a sick loved one and getting themselves out the door to work.

  • Throughout the Day: Up to 70% of family caregiver's manage the medications, ensuring their loved one is dosed correctly and on-time every time, and maintaining an up-to-date medication listing. They also handle appointment scheduling and insurance issues.

  • Evening: After a long day at the office, caregivers oversee homework, prepare meals, do housework and laundry, organize the family, assist with home therapies, and handle life maintenance activities.

  • Night: If another middle-of-the-night trip to the emergency room is required, family caregivers answer the call - and must be prepared in advance with information, medication, clothing and patience.

Whether a mom, dad, grandparent, older brother, younger sister, aunt/uncle, or other family caregiver, this schedule doesn't leave (any) time for relaxation, family fun, or self-care. As we salute these amazing unsung heroes, I am reminded of why Bounce was created, to shift Kiddos, Siblings, and Parents from surviving to thriving - and I am grateful for your support in doing so!
Joan M. Steltmann
Chief Executive Officer
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From a pool of 519 applicants, Bounce was honored to be named a "Top 100 Nominee"!

Thanks for Your Vote in the People's Choice Award and a round of ap plause for People Choice Award

Winners: Abbott Laboratories & The Bra Lab

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Introducing our Newest Board Member! 

Mehul Desai

Managing Director & Partner
We are excited, and grateful, to welcome Mehul! He joins an amazing Board of Directors already actively serving Bounce. To meet them, click here .
Bounce Bash® Halloween Hoopla was 'wicked awesome'!
~ Fangs for another year of trick-or-treat candy, games, crafts and mummy wrap! ~
This spooktacular event generously sponsored & hosted by our friends:
#GivingTuesday #BounceForKids
~ a day to make a difference ~

Following Black Friday & Cyber Monday, the U.S. celebrates Giving Tuesday, a day devoted to making a difference! 

On Tuesday, November 27th, help chronically ill kids & their families thrive by Donating &   Spreading the Word. Details coming soon!