One ELLE of a Newsletter

November 2017

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
Meet Our Newest Wish Kids
Upcoming Fundraisers and Events
Recent Fundraisers and Events
2017 Recently Granted Wishes
President & Chairman
Co-Vice President
Co-Vice President
Generations of Dance, NJ
Con Edison, NY
Advising Nurse

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please use the following Information:
ELLE Foundation Inc.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 
EIN TAX ID #: 26-4755717
Contact: Laurie Richmond
Phone: 908-393-5529
Help us reach those deserving children who are battling a recurrence of cancer, so we may create memories that their hearts will treasure forever.

Welcome to the ELLE
of Joy Newsletter
Welcome to the 2017 third quarter issue of One ELLE of a Newsletter - the ELLE Foundation's ePublication that is your source for inform ation on the Foundation, ELLE's Kids and events.
Once again we would like to thank all of you who participated in One ELLE of an Evening. As we mentioned during the evening, the ELLE Foundation is at a crossroads and needs your help to expand our reach. Going forward into the new year we ask you to look to new avenues to help us attain our goal of never having to turn away a child for lack of funds.  
Keep your eyes open for grants and other funding opportunities that can be directed to ELLE Foundation. You can nominate the ELLE Foundation to receive a grant or donation from your employer, school's student/teacher community service organization, sports team, local club, bank, credit union or organization!  
Here are some thought-starting ideas:   
  • Direct your employer's matching or workplace charitable/ United Way donation to ELLE Foundation, Bridgewater, NJ
  • Donate your Car -
  • Host a special clothing day (dress-down jeans day pajama day, etc.) at your organization or school to benefit ELLE Foundation
  • In Lieu of Favors/Gifts or Memorial donation
  • Host an at-home product party with a portion of the sales donated to the ELLE Foundation
  • Host an activity with the ELLE Foundation as beneficiary - car wash, sport team event
We thank all of you for your continued support of ELLE's mission.
With Lauren & All of ELLE's Kids in Our Hearts,    
Laurie Richmond
President & ELLE's Mom  
ELLE's Newest Wish Kids
Meet Abby
Abby - One ELLE of a Disney World Vacation
Meet Abby, a 7 year old from Edison, NJ, who is
battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a secondary cancer that was a side effect from one of her chemo protocols. Abby's wish is for a trip to Disney World  with her Mother and Grandpa.
Meet Ella Joy
Ella Joy - One ELLE of a Dinner and a Show
Meet Ella Joy, an 8 year old from Chicago, IL, who is battling T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Ella Joy's wish is to go out for a family dinner and
attend the Chicago production of the play "Hamilton" with her family.
Meet Jose
Jose - One ELLE of a Great Wolf Lodge Adventure

Meet Jose, an 8 year old from Dorchester, MA, who is battling B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Jose's wish is to go to on a Great Wolf Lodge vacation adventure with his family.
Meet Holden
Holden - Moment of Joy Disney World

Meet Holden, a 15 year old from Short Hills, NJ.
Holden's wish is for Disney World theme park tickets.

Upcoming Fundraisers and Events

The Nutcracker - Saturday, December 16, 2017
Join us as Generations of Dance presents the 5th annual
One ELLE of a Nutcracker
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 1 p.m matinee show and 6 p.m. evening show
Roxbury High School
1 Bryant Dr, Succasunna, NJ
Tickets: $10
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by texting Beth at 973-985-7239.
100% of all ticket sales will go directly to the ELLE Foundation.

Recent Fundraisers and Events

One ELLE of an Evening - September 8, 2017
We want to thank all the wonderful ELLE Ambassadors who participated in our second 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.

One ELLE of a Thank You to the Sponsors of  

One ELLE of an Evening

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.
Dream Maker Sponsor:
Heart of the Foundation Sponsor:
Moment of Joy Sponsors:
ELLE Ambassador Sponsors:
Journal Sponsors:
Advocare Pediatric Medical Associates                       Gibson Foundation
Alfonso's                                                                 Henkel
Bridgewater BMW                                                    Lexus of Bridgewater
Bridgewater Dental Associates                                  Rita's Bridgewater, Piscataway and Somerville
EAB Insurance Group                                               Sanford Orthodontics
EmbroidMe                                                             Savor
ERA Boniakowski Real Estate                                    Sushi House
Fratellos Pizzeria & Restaurante                               The Fresh Market

2017 Most Recently Granted Wishes  

Madison - age 9
Wish:  One ELLE of a Family and Friends Cape Cod Vacation
Madison sent us this note:  
"Dear ELLE Foundation,  
Thank you for taking me to the Cape for vacation. My mom let me have so many friends sleep over and we played at the beach. One day I saw a horseshoe crab - it was crazy! I was so happy I got to have fun with my family and friends. Thank you! Love, Madison"
Micah - age 10
Wish:  One ELLE of a Kalahari Resorts Family Time Vacation 
Micah sent us this note:  
"Thank you! I liked going down the water slides. One of the water slides was red and I went down it fast on an inner tube.  In the indoor water park, I liked the 2 giant water canons that shot out a lot of water! I also liked the indoor ropes course. The ropes course was three stories tall. I tried some of the really, really, really, really hard ones! There was a Ferris Wheel in the indoor theme park. The trip was really exciting and fun because I was able to do it with my family! I liked that my whole family was there to be able to enjoy the fun with me!" 
Nick - age 10
Wish:  One ELLE of a Great Wolf Lodge Family Vacation 
Nick sent us this note:  
"I had a great time at Great Wolf Lodge!  My favorite thing was the waterslides . The one I liked best was the one where the floor dropped out from under you and you dropped into the slide.   
Thank you for letting me go to Great Wolf Lodge!"