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 Fall Highlights
October 2021

Thank you Sponsors, Donors
and Attendees for Making
One ELLE of a Night Designer Purse Bingo
a Great Success!
ELLE Commemorates September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
ELLE held our annual purse bingo, basket and silent auction fundraiser at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC in Bridgewater on September 30, 2021.
A great time was had by all as evidenced by the smiles of our winners
and players.
We would like to extend our heart-felt gratitude to all of ELLE’s Ambassadors, Donors, and Volunteers. You are an amazing group that have embraced
ELLE's Mission!
Please Support our Sponsors and Donors
One ELLE of a thank you to our generous sponsors and donors
for helping to make the evening a success.
Please take a moment to read through the list and be sure to support
these worthy businesses and organizations.
ELLE's Newest Wishes Granted
Caroline - One ELLE of a Harry Stiles Concert
After a very long wait, we were finally able to grant Caroline’s wish to go see Harry Stiles’ Love on Tour concert at Madison Square Garden. Along with her best friend Amelia, herself a cancer survivor, Caroline (on right) enjoyed some great meals, sightseeing and an overnight stay at the Crowne Plaza.
To read Caroline's mom's thank to ELLE go to ELLE's Kids.
Stella - One ELLE of a Wish in Process
Stella, a 4 year old from Lee's Summit, MO, is fighting cancer for the third time in her short life.
She and her family are currently on her wish trip to Florida - her family wanted to take her somewhere far away from hospitals and treatment for a fun vacation.
To follow Stella's story, please go to this blog that is produced by her family detailing her journey.
ELLE's Newest Wish Kids
Due to COVID-19, travel safety is still uncertain & ELLE wants to be sure
that all of our wish children are safe and can completely enjoy their wish without any limitations. As the nation slowly reopens, ELLE is resuming wish granting as appropriate to each wish.
Alexa - One ELLE of an Orlando Family Adventure
Alexa, a 17 year old from Baldwinsville, NY, wishes to go on a family vacation to the Orlando area theme parks. 
Lexi is courageously battling a 3rd recurrence of Metastatic Ewing’s Sarcoma. Lexi’s first diagnosis was in 2014 at the age of 10, with her first recurrence in 2018 at the age of 14. Lexi is currently enrolled in a trial study at MSK and trying to kick cancer in the butt. 
Andrew - One ELLE of a "Ride All the Rides" Orlando Family Adventure
Andrew, a 6 year old from New Palestine, IN, wishes to go "Ride all the Rides" in the Orlando theme parks.  
Andrew was first diagnosed with leukemia when he was 14 months old. He completed his treatment and was considered in remission until his recurrence diagnosis of pre B-cell ALL. 
Jacob - One ELLE of a 1998 Jeep Wrangler Dream Upgrade
Jacob was first diagnosed with ALL at the age of 4, and hoped to be “Cancer Free” for the rest of his life. But cancer has its own agenda and in 2019 at the age of 14 Jake was told he has “Cancer Again”.
Jacob will be turning 16 in November and he has wished to have his Jeep Wrangler ”Baby” upgraded for many happy & safe miles of memories. 
Di'Andria - One ELLE of a Birthday Celebration in NYC
Meet Di'Andria, a 15 year old from Irmo, South Carolina.
First diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia in 2011 at the age of 6, she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome with monosomy 7 in 2020.
As DeeDee recovered from a bone marrow transplant and chemo at MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital, she was kept isolated from her from her family for many months and was unable to have a family celebration for her 15th birthday. Her wish is to go to New York City, a place she has always wanted to see, to celebrate her 16th birthday with her family.
Savannah - One ELLE of a New York City Visit
Meet Savannah, an 11 year old from Tucson, Arizona who is battling Pre B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson. Savannah has wanted to go to New York City with her family since she was little, and is learning as much as she can from U-Tube videos and online research, waiting for the day when she is able to enjoy all that the city has to offer in person.
One ELLE of a Thank You
4Imprint
One ELLE of a thank you to 4Imprint, a direct marketer of promotional merchandise, who awarded ELLE Foundation a $500 grant that we used to purchase ELLE branded merchandise for our fundraisers and events.
Hillside Intermediate School - Student Council
One ELLE of a Thank You to Hillside Intermediate School's Student Council for their generous $1000.00 donation.
Hillside School's personal legacy connection to Lauren "Elle" and ELLE Foundation has been steadfast. Their continuous support and dedication warms our hearts.
Over the years they have raised $6,600.00 for ELLE Foundation.
Personal Facebook Fundraisers
One ELLE of a thank you to those individuals who sponsored and contributed to the many Facebook Fundraisers that were started by these individuals or groups:
  • Rachel Hill - Birthday fundraiser in memory of Jaxson
  • Jill Marsh - Birthday fundraiser
  • Janet Schijns - Birthday fundraiser
  • Dawn Svilar - Birthday fundraiser
  • Ashlyn Szilva - Birthday fundraiser
  • Lauren's 28th Birthday Group
Create an ELLE Facebook Fundraiser
Use this link to easily create a fundraiser for ELLE Foundation Inc.
Thank You!

Generations of Dance - Dad's Dance Donation
One ELLE of a Thank You to Generations of Dance, a longtime supporter of ELLE's mission.
ELLE Foundation was selected as the charity to benefit from the Groove National Dance Competition's Groove Finals this past August.
The parent dance battle performance, a routine called "Through the Decades," was was choreographed by one of their graduating seniors - their dads even dressed up as the Spice Girls!
$760.00 was raised for ELLE Foundation at this amazing competition.
Vineyard Vines, The Mall at Short Hills
One ELLE of a thank you to the Vineyard Vines store at The Mall at Short Hills, for once again sponsoring a "Shop & Support a Cause" to benefit ELLE Foundation.
This event raised $1,200.0.
Vineyard Vines has been an annual supporter of ELLE Foundation and our mission to create memories of joy for children with a recurrence of cancer. They have raised over $8,500.00 since 2014.
Automobile Donation - Birkhead Family
One ELLE of a thank you to the Birkheads - wish kid Luke's family - for the donation of their vehicle.

You too can donate your car, truck, motorcycle, boat or trailer.
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 in the News
BR Breeze Article
ELLE Foundation was recently featured by the BR Breeze in their column that showcases inspiring non-profits and the local volunteers that make the work happen.

ELLE Foundation
P.O. Box 8068, Bridgewater, NJ 08807-8068
908-393-5529
larichmond@ellefoundation.org