Creating Memories of Joy for Children with Cancer
& Granting Final Wishes for Children Battling a Recurrence
In Loving Memory of Lauren "Elle" Richmond
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ELLE's Early Fall Highlights

September 2023

Childhood Cancer Awareness

Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children and adolescents.

This month, please take a moment to honor the courage of these children and

join ELLE Foundation in making a difference in the life of a child battling cancer.

Join ELLE's Wish Team & Donate Today! Remember you are not making a donation,  you are granting a wish.

ELLE's Most Recently Granted Wishes

Cooper - One ELLE of a Harry Potter Universal Adventure

Cooper, an 11 year old from Johnston, IL, wished for a family trip to Universal Studios.

Cooper and his family travelled to Orlando in August and had one ELLE of a great time.

Cooper highlighted some of his favorite moments in the thank you to ELLE:

"Thank you Elle Foundation for granting me the one Elle of a Harry Potter Universal Adventure wish!  I had so much fun in Florida with my family. It was great to have a vacation so that all my family (Mom, Dad and older brothers) could all be together having fun. My favorite activity was when I got to go to Ollivander’s Wand shop and Mr. Ollivander helped me chose my wand. I also had the best time on the rides—I got to ride SO MANY rides. My top 3 favorite were Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Jurassic World VelociCoaster and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.  We also got to ride on some cool water rides and we all got really wet.  I am so glad that I got to go on this trip and am really happy that Elle made it so special for me and my family."

Please view this video shout out to ELLE from Cooper and his family:

Alivia - One ELLE of a Radiant Swimming Pool Wish

Alivia, a 14 year old from Plymouth, MN, wished for a swimming pool so she can sit with her friends and family and relax.

Alivia and her family kept ELLE up to date on the progress of the pool and sent us several notes:

From Alivia's mother:

"Alivia was so excited to hear about picking out a pool float! She said “Aww! That’s so nice! They already got us they pool and they want to send more?!” We are so grateful for your generosity!

She thought this style would be fun and nice to relax in!

Thank you so much! We can’t express our gratitude enough for your gift of a pool to Alivia! Our family has been having so much fun playing and relaxing together! We are forever grateful for your generosity and the legacy of your beautiful daughter Elle."

From Alivia:

"Thank you so much for granting my wish to get a new pool :)

I am grateful to you all.

My favorite thing about my pool is being able to have fun with my family and friends, I love being able to relax in my pool floaty!

I love reading about your daughter Elle and knowing that she enjoyed swimming too!

Thank you for helping to make this summer AMAZING!"

Maddox - One ELLE of a Skytech Shadow Gaming PC

Maddox, an 11 year old from McMinnville, OR, originally wished for a San Diego zoo trip, unfortunately he is not able to travel and wished for a Skytech Shadow Gaming PC so he can stay connected with his friends and enjoy gaming with them.

From Maddox's mother: Wow thank you so much. His eyes lit up and he got so excited. He was half asleep when I told him and he is wide awake now. I couldn't wait to tell him. Thank you for making this wish happen for him.

From Maddox: Thank you for granting me this wish. It was important to me because I get to play games with my friends and have fun. I plan on gaming with friends. This wish has brought so much joy to my life. 

Please view this thank you video from Maddox:

ELLE's Newest Wish Kids

Sierra - One ELLE of a Dollywood Harvest Festival Adventure

Sierra, a 17 year old from Vail, AZ was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia T-cell at age 3 and again at age 11. Sierra is currently battling a new diagnosis of Ewing's Sarcoma.

Sierra is wishing for a family trip to the Dollywood Harvest Festival to experience the park and taste "real Southern food".

Upcoming Events

Nutcracker for a Cause

Sunday, December 16, 2023, at the Mount Olive Middle School

Nutcracker for a Cause is presented annually by Generations of Dance. This wonderful event has been benefitting ELLE Foundation since December of 2013.

Stay tuned for further information.

2nd Annual Charity Golf Outing

Save the date!

Sponsored by The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey to benefit ELLE Foundation.

Monday, June 24, 2024, at the Panther Valley Golf and Country Club located in Allamuchy Township, NJ.

More information on the second annual event, spearheaded by the grandparents of Wish Child Jaxson, coming soon.

One ELLE of a Thank You

1st Annual OINJ Charity Golf Outing

The first annual OINJ Charity Golf Outing was held Monday, July 10, 2023, at the Panther Valley Golf and Country Club located in Allamuchy Township, NJ.

Sponsored by The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey, this event, spearheaded by the grandparents of Wish Child Jaxson, featured a welcome lunch, 18 hole golf play and awards dinner, with challenges including Hole in One and Putting Contest, plus raffles and a 50/50.

One ELLE of a Thank you to the OINJ Charity Golf Outing Sponsors:

Donate Your Vehicle

Donate your unwanted car, truck, RV, motorcycle, or boat to ELLE Foundation to help grant a wish for a deserving child.

Call 1-855-500-RIDE or 1-855-500-7433 , 24 Hours/7 days a week or complete the online Donation Form at

The ELLE Foundation will receive a donation from the sale of your vehicle and you will get a tax-deductible receipt. If the vehicle sells for over $500 you will receive an IRS 1098c form with your receipt.

ELLE Foundation
P.O. Box 8068, Bridgewater, NJ 08807-8068
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