One ELLE of a Newsletter

Q4 2016

The mission of the ELLE Foundation is
to create  Memories of Joy for  Children
cancer by granting final Wishes
for children battling a
 Recurrence .
In This Issue
One ELLE of a Thank You
Meet ELLE's Newest Wish Kids
Upcoming Fundraisers and Events
Recent Fundraisers and Events

President & Chairman
Co-Vice President
Co-Vice President
Generations of Dance, NJ
Con Edison, NY
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In Memoriam  

Forever one of ELLE's Kids 

December 30, 1996
October 6, 2016

September 27, 2011
June 17, 2016

July 9, 1995
September, 2016


Are you celebrating a special birthday  or anniversary?
Request that, in lieu of a gift, your guests make a donation to the ELLE Foundation in honor of your special celebration.

An ELLE Foundation donation in lieu of a favor is a great way to say thank you to your guests for sharing in
your special celebration.
Welcome to the ELLE Foundation's Memories of Joy Newsletter
W elcome to the 2016 fourth quarter issue of One ELLE of a Newsletter - the ELLE Foundation's ePublication that is your source for information on the Foundation,  ELLE's   Kids and events.

We want to thank all the wonderful ELLE Ambassadors who participated in our inaugural One ELLE of an Evening fundraiser, whether through attendance, sponsorship or direct donation. Thanks to your support, the evening raised an awesome $25,000!  

Our continued ability to grant final wishes for children battling a recurrence of cancer is dependent on the compassion and generous support of businesses, corporations and individual donors who join us in our mission to create memories that hearts will treasure forever.

To date, the ELLE Foundation has granted 32 wishes. We currently have 3 newly approved applications (see our newest wish kids in the paragraphs below). These 3 wishes alone will have a combined cost of $34,000.

It is hard for Dean, Dana and me to believe that this December 20th will mark Lauren Elle's 8th Angelversary. We miss her sense of humor and guidance more and more each day. We ask as you prepare to gather with family and friends for the holidays, if you have not done so already, please consider making your 2016 ELLE Donation in honor of our Lauren's life and legacy and all of the people in your lives that have been touched by a cancer.

With Lauren & All of ELLE's Kids in Our Hearts,    

Laurie Richmond
President & ELLE's Mom 
Change in ELLE Foundation's Charter
As the visibility of the ELLE Foundation has increased across the pediatric oncology community, we have received many requests from oncology centers to consider expanding into an under-served area by supporting wish granting to pediatric patients in the 18 to 20 year old group.  (Make-A-Wish does not grant first wishes for any pediatric oncology patient 18 or over).  
The ELLE Foundation Executive Board has voted on an amendment to the ELLE Foundation's Wish guidelines. The amendment will allow the ELLE Foundation to grant first wishes for pediatric oncology patients from the age of 18 to 20.

The ELLE Foundation executive board feels that, since these oncology patients are battling pediatric cancers and are being treated in pediatric oncology centers, they should be able to  receive a first wish or a wish for a recurrence and not be excluded due to age.

One ELLE of a Thank you to the Sponsors of One ELLE of a Night
The ELLE Foundation gratefully acknowledges the contributions of these organizations in support of our One ELLE of a Night fundraiser on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Bridgewater, NJ.
Please support out sponsors!
Their sponsorship in our event helped to make this night a great success and demonstrated to our attendees that they are united with you in supporting ELLE's mission.
We hope you will take the time to learn about these great organizations - just click on their name to be redirected to their websites.

Exclusive Sponsor:
ELLE Sponsors:

Meet ELLE's Newest Wish Kids

Lauren - One ELLE of a Cruise
Meet Lauren, a 20 year old from Woodmere, NY who is battling Hodgin's Lymphoma. Lauren's wish is for a cruise with her family. This is her first wish as she was over the 18 year-old age limit for Make-a-Wish at the time of her diagnosis.
Amanda - One ELLE of a Trip to Hawaii
Meet Amanda, a 20 year old from West Islip, NY who is battling T-cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Amanda's wish is to travel with her family on a Hawaiian retreat.  This will be Amanda's first wish as well.
Vasiliki (Vasia) - One ELLE of a Disney and Animal Kingdom Adventure
Meet Vasia, an 11 year old from Bettendoft, IA who is battling a recurrence of Clear Cell Meningioma. Vasia's wish is to travel to Disney,  and most importantly to Animal Kingdom, 
with her family.

Upcoming Fundraisers and Events

Giving Tuesday   
Tuesday, November 29

Bring HOPE
and JOY into the life of a child battling cancer.
Make your 2016 ELLE Foundation donation in memory of Lauren's 
8th Angelversary.
Shop for a Cause 

Vineyard Vines, The Mall at Short Hills
Thursday, December 8 from 1 - 4 p.m.
Take 10% off your purchase while Vineyard Vines 
gives 10% back to the ELLE Foundation.
Join us for One ELLE of a Nutcracker
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2 p.m matinee show and 7 p.m. evening show
Roxbury High School
1 Bryant Dr, Succasunna, NJ
Tickets: $10  

Contact Generations of Dance for advance ticket sales at

Proceeds from all ticket sales will go directly to the Elle Foundation.

Recent Fundraisers and Events

Thanks again to all who made this evening  
such a success!

Lauren's dream is growing as awareness of the ELLE Foundation expands within the oncology community. With more final wish applications being submitted our goal is to NEVER have to deny a child a wish because of the lack of funds - with you as One ELLE of an Ambassador this goal can be achieved.  
Your thoughtful and heartfelt participation in this event allows us to keep Lauren alive not only in our hearts but in the lives and hearts of the children and the families that the ELLE Foundation touches.

One ELLE of a Hollywood Night
On November 18th, the red carpet was rolled out for the 5th & 6th grade ELLE Ambassadors of Eisenhower Intermediate School, Bridgewater.
The students with the help of family, friends, teachers and staff raised $7,300 for the ELLE Foundation.
The students were so excited to hear that they raised enough money to grant the wish of Vasia, a 10-year-old girl battling clear cell meningioma for the second time. In June, after her current treatment, Vasia and her little brother and parents will be going to Give Kids the World in Orlando and have the chance to visit Disney, Seaworld and Universal.
The evening included h air styles for the girls by Chez Colour of Bridgewater, d ancing, photo booth fun and karaoke.
A special thank you goes to Stephanie Rovi & Gretchen Alvarez and everyone at Eisenhower School for all of their hard work that made the evening such a success.