One ELLE of a Newsletter

Q2 2016

The mission of the ELLE Foundation is
to create  Memories of Joy for  Children battling cancer by granting final Wishes for children
with a
 Recurrence .
In This Issue
ELLE's Newest Wish Kid
One ELLE of a Thank You to Our Sponsors
ELLE's Most Recent Wish Kids
President & Chairman
Co-Vice President
Co-Vice President
Generations of Dance, NJ
Con Edison, NY
Advising Nurse 


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In Memoriam  

Forever one of ELLE's Kids 

August 6, 2006
April 6, 2016

July 22, 1998
June 6, 2016

September 27, 2011
June 17, 2016

Welcome to the ELLE Foundation's Memories of Joy Newsletter
W elcome to the 2016 second 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 our events.

Dean and I have just returned from the truly inspirational annual conference of the Association of Wish Granting Organizations at Give Kids the World in Orlando, Florida. After attending their many workshops and sessions, and networking with other principals of wish giving organizations, I can truly say that the commitment in the wish-granting universe runs deep and strong.

Give Kids the W
orld (GKTW) is an all-inclusive village where wish granting organizations from around the world can send their sponsored wish children. The wish granting organizations are responsible for the nominal GKTW fee, flights, gr ound transportation, car rental & spending money. A stay at GKTW includes complimentary access to local theme parks, special GKTW events, meals at the village and unlimited ice cream.  The ELLE Foundation is honored to be part of the GKTW family.
As Orlan do comes out of the darkness created by the heartless actions of one man - light shines from Give Kids the World as the hearts and souls of wish granting organizations gather. We were there to learn and share our experiences. But most importantly we realized that we are so fortunate to have the support of our family, friends and community.
Dean and I want to thank all of ELLE's Ambassadors for joining us in our mission. 
With Lauren & All of ELLE's Kids in Our Hearts,    
Laurie Richmond
President & Chairman

Join Us for One ELLE of an Evening 

September 30, 2016 

For complete details, please visit our website at

Meet ELLE's Newest Wish Kids

Martin - One ELLE of a Family Reunion
Meet Martin, a 17 year old from Iowa City, IA, who is battling a recurrence of a peripheral nerve shealth tumor. Jake's wish is to escape the world of hospitals,  doctors and treatments and sail away on a cruise with his family.
Aniyah - One ELLE of a WaterPark Experience
Meet Aniyah, a 4 year old from Greensboro, NC who  is battling DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). Aniyah's wish is to leave stress at home and focus on family with a special trip to Great Wolf Lodge .

Upcoming Events

Join Us for One ELLE of a 5K Run/Walk 

Sponsored by Affinity Credit Union Foundation 
Thursday evening, July 28, 2016 at Duke Island Park.
Event Itinerary: 4:30 PM - Registration, runners pick up their bibs and check in
5:00 PM - Kids' Sprints in front of the bandshell, sponsored by Hugs for Brady
6:00 PM - Chasing the American Dream 5K
7:15 PM - Award Ceremony 
The official event page can be found here:
Click on "Register" on the left and be sure that you select The ELLE Foundation under Community Organization Affiliation. 
We've set up a promo code for you all to share for $5 off the registration fee! It's valid until July 25, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Limited to the first 100 to use it.
Join Us for Ladies' Night Out

Please join us at the Martinsville Community Center on Wednesday, August 3rd from 7-9pm for a fun and fabulous FREE Ladies Night Out to benefit the ELLE Foundation! Register NOW to earn FREE raffle tickets towards door prizes sponsored by the LNO Vendors! PreRegistration and Details can be found at 

Join us at Macy's Shop for a Cause
Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28

The ELLE Foundation Cordially Invites You to shop for  
a cause at Macy's stores nationwide. 
To purchase a savings pass send an email to 
Please include the number of passes desired. 
Each pass costs $5. The entire amount goes to the  
ELLE Foundation. 
These passes are good at any Macy's nationwide and are delivered electronically for ease of use.   

One ELLE of a Thank You

The ELLE Foundation would like to thank 
Nicholas Pascarella & Co. Wealth Management 
of Parsippany, NJ for their generous donation of a new Dell desktop computer for the ELLE Foundation's office!     
The ELLE Foundation would like to thank the
Student Council of Lindeneau Elementary School in Edison, NJ for their $500 donation. This is the second year in a row that this organization has recognized the    ELLE Foundation.
The ELLE Foundation would like to thank Cathy Mignella, one ELLE of an Ambassador, for submitting us to the Henkel Corporation of Rocky Hill, CT for a $100            corporate donation.
Thank you to Mark Paccione for being One ELLE of an Ambassador and submitting the ELLE Foundation for a $1,000 donation from the CAPCommunity Foundation - CAPTRUST, Raleigh, NC.
Thank you to Gary Hicken of One Stop ACE Home Center, Washington, NJ for the donation of the Duct Tape for the Mountain View Elementary School's Stuck for a Buck fundraiser.
Recent Fundraising Events

7th Annual Stuck for a Buck

Mountain View Elementary School, Flanders, NJ

Amount Raised: $990
Elle Ambassador: Michael Schwartz
Thank you to Michael Guli for being Stuck for a Buck

Hillside Intermediate School, Bridgewater, NJ
Teachers Volleyball Tournament & Student Council Fundraisers
Amount Raised: $1400
ELLE Ambassadors: Lauren Schrenk & Jennifer Heinbach

2016 March Mitzvah Madness
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, Bridgewater, NJ  

Amount Raised: $6,000
ELLE Ambassadors: Laura Friedman, Stephanie Johnson, Lisa Kopman, Paige Silberfein, Carole Webb 
Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School, Bridgewater, NJ
Green Day fundraiser, March 17

Amount raised: $825
ELLE Ambassadors: Community Awareness Club and PRIDE   

Kids for Kids, Dancing for Life, Inc., New Haven, CT
KFK is a wonderful nonprofit that taps into the talent of young dancers to touch the hearts of children in need. The ELLE Foundation is honored to be selected by KFK to be a recipient of a 2016 donation.  
Donation Amount: $3,000
ELLE Ambassadors: Richard & Brenda Branigan 
Vineyard Vines,
Short Hills, NJ
Shop for a Cause, March 29

Amount Raised: $988
ELLE Ambassador:
Jeannie Murphy 
ELLE's Most Recent 2016 Wish Kids 
  Jake, age 7
  Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

  Wish: Caribbean cruise with his family. 

ELLE's Resource Corner
For Hair Donation and Wigs: 
Children with Hair Loss
Bereavement Group for Parents and Families That Have Lost a Child:
The Compassionate Friends
Please Support Our Sponsors! 
One ELLE of a thank you to our most newest sponsors and ambassadors who have supported ELLE's Kids through events, donations and gifts in kind.

Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation

Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School Community Awareness Club & Pride 

Chez Colour Haircolor Studio, Bridgewater, NJ

Elizabethtown College Dance Team

From the Heart Thrift Shop, Somerville, NJ 

Gabriel's Fountain, Martinsville, NJ 

Generations of Dance, Landings, NJ   

Gibson Foundation  

Hillside School, Bridgewater, NJ 


Metro New York Porsche Club of America

Mountain View Elementary School, Flanders, NJ 

Mountain View High School, Stafford, VA

Nicholas Pascarella & Co. Wealth Management, Parsippany, NJ  

One Stop ACE Home Center, Washington, NJ 

Park Slope Eye, Brooklyn, NY

PNC Bank, Bridgewater, NJ

Tropeano & McGrady, P.C., Whitehouse Station, NJ 

UNICO National, Raritan Chapter  

Vanderveer School, Somerville, NJ 

Vineyard Vines, Short Hills, NJ

Wells Fargo Bank, Bridgewater, NJ 



Please visit our website for a full listing of our sponsors. 

The following hospitals have been on the front lines

of treatment for our ELLE's kids:

  • Children's Hospital of Chicago & Lurie Children's - Chicago
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and
  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
  • Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland, OR  
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan 
  • Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital 
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital 
  • Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) 
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering 
  • Morristown Memorial 
  • Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, DE
  • NYU Langone, Hassenfeld Children's Center 
  • Robert Wood Johnson - Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ 
  • Smilow Cancer Center at Yale 
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 
  • St. Luke's Roosevelt 
  • St. Peter's Hospital 
  • The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center in Durham, NC
  • University of California - San Francisco 
  • University of Iowa Hospital