One ELLE of a Newsletter

Q3 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 

Jesus (Chuy)
February 13, 1998
August 15, 2016
Welcome to the ELLE Foundation's Memories of Joy Newsletter
W elcome to the 2016 third 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.

It is with a very heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of Jesus (Chuy), one of ELLE's Kids.
The journey of every child and family battling cancer is difficult - and when science fails these children it is heartbreaking - so we take a moment to pause and reflect on Chuy's journey as it came to a sudden end this week.
All the arrangements for One ELLE of a Wish for Chuy to meet his hero John Cena of the WWE on Sept 6 in Lincoln, NE were in place. This was a dream come t rue for a very brave young man.
The letter Chuy wrote to the ELLE Foundation expressed his admiration for John Cena and was a true reflection of Lauren's vision for her foundation.
But once again - we are left asking the question "Why". Why couldn't Chuy be allowed enough time to realize his dream? I have no answers - to so many of these "Why"s - but for now I can only hope that even the thought of ELLE Foundation's granting his wish - gave him a moment of happiness.
Please keep Chuy's mom and dad in your thoughts. 

With Lauren & All of ELLE's Kids in Our Hearts,    
Laurie Richmond
President & ELLE's Mom 
Direct all or a portion of your
United Way Payroll Deduction to the ELLE Foundation

Meet ELLE's Newest Wish Kids

Jesus - One ELLE of a of WWE Meet & Greet with
John Cena 
Meet Jesus (Chuy), a 18 year old from West Liberty, IA, who is battling a recurrence of a synovial sarcoma. Jesus's wish was to meet WWE's John Cena. This wish was scheduled for September 6 in Lincoln, NE, unfortunately Jesus passed prior to the granting
of his wish.
Nathan - One ELLE of a Disney
Christmas Adventure

Meet Nathan, a 19 year old from Niagara Falls, NY who is battling Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade 4. Nathan's wish is to travel to Disney World with his family at Christmastime.
Elijah - One ELLE of an Hawaiian Trip
Meet Elijah, a 9 year old from Soulsbyville, CA who is battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Elijah's wish is to travel to Hawaii with his family.
Emely - One ELLE of a Bedroom Set
Meet Emely, a 20 year old from Bronx, NY who is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Emely's wish is for a new bedroom set and room accessories.

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September 30, 2016 

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One ELLE of a Thank You

The ELLE Foundation is proud to partner with Stephen Juliano
of WDW Trips Powered By Key To The World Travel®
Stephen is now the Official Travel Agent of the ELLE Foundation Inc.
Stephen's travel experience will be a tremendous resource to the
ELLE Foundation & all of ELLE's families.
The ELLE Foundation would like to thank Janssen
for their $5000 donation. This is the second year in a row
that this organization has recognized the ELLE Foundation.
One ELLE of a thank you to super Ambassador Margaret Fattoruso for her work promoting the ELLE Foundation at our booth at the Affinity Federal Credit Union
Twilight 5K on July 28. 
Recent Fundraising Events
Twilight 5K Run/Walk
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Hosted by Affinity Federal
Credit Union.

Thank you to One ELLE of a Team for your support:
The Wisbauer Family, Dr. Stacy Weeden, Mary Krayeske, Bill Fairechio, the Casella Family, and Bill Stanley. 

Ladies' Night Out
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Martinsville Community Center

The ELLE Foundation would like to thank Stacey Friedlander and all the wonderful independent retail consultants of SuperWomen
for a Cause. 

Shop for a Cause    
August 26 - 28, 2016
Macy's stores 

One ELLE of a thank you to all the ELLE ambassadors who purchased tickets for this
great event! 

ELLE's Most Recent 2016 Wish Kids 
  Aniyah, age 4
  DPG Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma 

  Wish: Trip to Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark  

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
  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
  • Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland, OR
  • Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ
  • Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital, PA
  • Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering, NY
  • Morristown Memorial, NJ
  • Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, DE
  • NYU Langone, Hassenfeld Children's Center
  • Robert Wood Johnson - Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ
  • Roswell Park Cancer Center of Buffalo, NY
  • Seattle Childrens' Hospital
  • 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