One ELLE of a Newsletter

Winter 2015 

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 of  Cancer.



In This Issue
Recent Wishes Granted
One Elle of a Thank You to Our Sponsors
2015 Fundraisers and Events
2015 Elle's Wish Kids






President & Chairman



Co-Vice President



Co-Vice President









Generations of Dance, NJ



Con Edison, NY



Advising Social Worker









 Like us on Facebook









 One Elle of a Thank You to the following people who have donated a vehicle:


Daniel & Linda Schulte
Lawrence Herhold
Jim & Nancy Brubaker
Ted & Mary Scott

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In Memoriam

Forever One of Elle's Kids

      Lila May     
July 31, 2010 to
September 12, 2015
Welcome to the Elle Foundation's Memories of Joy Newsletter
Welcome to the winter issue of One Elle of a Newsletter - the Elle Foundation's quarterly ePublication that is your source for information on the Foundation, Elle's Kids and our events.
As the Thanksgiving and Holiday seasons draw near, we hope you will join us in remembering Lauren's life and legacy with a the gift of a wish, a moment of joy, for those children battling a recurrence of cancer. You can truly touch the life of one of these children by becoming one of Elle's family of supporters and ambassadors. Through past support, we have been able to grant 23 wishes.
With Lauren & All of Elle's Kids in Our Hearts,    
Laurie Richmond
President & Chairman

Board of Directors Update


The ELLE Foundation is proud to announce that Mary Krayeske, Esq. has joined our Board of Directors. Mary is a long time supporter of the Elle Foundation and her nonprofit and volunteer experience will be immeasurable to our mission and to all of  
Elle's Kids.

Meet Elle's Most Recent Wish Kid

Lila May - One Elle of a Disney Princess
Lila May's wish to visit the Aulani Resort on the island of Oahu. A resident of Oregon, Lila May wanted to spend time in the sunshine, play in the sand, and swim in the "Hawaiian Ocean" with her mommy & daddy. Lila  battled Neuroblastoma from the age of two.

Meet Elle's Newest Wish Kid

Luke - One Elle of a Guitar Player
Luke, a huge Jimmy Page fan, is wishing for a Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar. The best part of Luke's wish is to travel to Nashville and tour the Custom Shop so that he can meet the people that make the guitars and experience watching how his favorite guitars are created.
Luke, age 16, was diagnosed with  Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age 3, and was in remission after treatment, unfortunately, his cancer returned at age 11.
With your donation, we can grant Luke's awesome wish and create memories that Luke & all of ELLE's Kids will treasure forever.

Upcoming Events

Harvest Moon Dance
Saturday, November 14, 2015
7 to 11 p.m.
St. Mary's Parish Center
1900 Brooks Blvd, Hillsborough, NJ
Tickets: $55/per person
Contact Gerry Cicero
908-722-9570 or
by 11/6 for reservations.
Join us for One Elle of a Nutcracker
Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 7pm
(Snow date, Sunday, December 20 at
5 p.m.)
Roxbury High School
1 Bryant Dr, Succasunna, NJ
Tickets: $10  
Contact Generations of Dance  for advance ticket sales @
Proceeds from all ticket sales will go directly to the Elle Foundation!
Join us for Elizabethtown College's 
6th Annual One ELLE of a Night
Friday, February 12, 2015
Leffler Chapel
Elizabethtown College
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5  
Sponsored by Elizabethtown Dance Team.
Benefit performance plus basket raffles and door prizes.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 9 in the BSC and can also be purchased at the door on the day of the performance.

One Elle of a Thank You


The Elle Foundation would like to thank Rita Keller of Glendale, New York, for her loving and generous donation in memory of her husband, Lothar Keller. 


The Elle Foundation would like to thank Janssen for their generous donation of $5,000.


The Elle Foundation would like to thank the Community Foundation of New Jersey who, through an anonymous donor, made a $500 donation at the suggestion of four high school students who worked this past summer at the Cornerstone/Neighborhood House Summer Youth Employment Program.

Recent 2015 Fundraisers and Events


$1105 Raised from Sale of 

Lord & Taylor Charity Day Shopping Passes
Workout for a Cause
Sponsor: Fit Code, Chicago, IL
In Memory of Emily Beazley  
Amount Raised: $915  
"Move " for the Elle Foundation was presented by Social Studies on August 22 at Lot45 in Brooklyn. This wonderful event was held in memory of
Issiah Dilone.
Elle's Wish Kids 2015
 Kyle, age 14

  Wish: attend an Imagine Dragons concert and meet the  artists.

 Lymaris, age 18
  Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

  Wish: Attend a Tori Kelly concert and meet the artist.

 Emily, age 12
  T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

  Wish: A Disney World Princess adventure

 Corbin, age 15 
   B-Cell Burkitt Lymphoma

  Wish: All-terrain vehicle

 Jose, age 17 

  Wish: New York City Broadway weekend

 Issiah, age 17 
  B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

  Wish: PlayStation 4
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 many supporters who have raised/donated 
over $28,000 in 2015 through events, donations and gifts in kind.

Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School Community Awareness Club & Pride 

Calypso St. Barth, Short Hills Mall

Chez Colour Haircolor Studio, Bridgewater, NJ

Community Foundation of New Jersey

Edison Township Board of Education - Lindeneau Elementary, Edison, NJ

Elizabethtown College Dance Team

Financial Resources Federal Credit Union Foundation, Bridgewater, NJ       

Fit Code

Generations of Dance, Landings, NJ  

Isabelle's Bridal, Somerville, NJ


Knights of Columbus Council 5959, Martinsville, NJ

Metro New York Porsche Club of America

Mt. View Elementary School, Flanders, NJ

One Stop Ace Home Center, Washington, NJ      

Park Slope Eye, Brooklyn, NY

Social Studies

The Power of Dance, Green Brook, NJ 

Vineyard Vines, Short Hills, NJ



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
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • St. Luke's Roosevelt
  • St. Peter's Hospital
  • University of California - San Francisco