One ELLE of a Newsletter

Summer 2015 

The mission of the Elle Foundation is
to grant wishes for children with a recurrence of cancer, 
creating memories of joy for
children battling cancer.



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






President & Chairman



Co-Vice President



Co-Vice President









Generations of Dance, Landing, NJ



Advising Social Worker


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In Memoriam

Forever One of Elle's Kids


 June 16, 1997 to

 June 2, 2015




 September 11, 2002 

 to  May 18, 2015





 June 21, 2012 to

 January 30, 2015



Welcome to the Elle Foundation's Memories of Joy Newsletter
Welcome to the first 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.
The ELLE Foundation is the only wish granting organization whose primary mission is to grant wishes for children with a recurrence of cancer. Granting second wishes requires an extraordinary financial commitment, but our Lauren's passion inspires us every day, and our dedication to giving these deserving children a chance to forget, to laugh and to find their  inner spirit is unwavering.
We are proud to say that we are an all volunteer run 501(c)(3) foundation and 93% of every dollar raised goes directly to granting wishes. Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors we have granted over 20 wishes just in the past 4 years.
With Lauren & All of Elle's Kids in Our Hearts,    
Laurie Richmond
President & Chairman
One Elle of an Imagine Dragons Wish Come True

Kyle's wish was to meet Imagine Dragons - the first meet and greet wish for the ELLE Foundation.

Kyle, who was first diagnosed when he was three, is fighting Rhabdomyosarcoma. He was recently diagnosed with a very unexpected and rare recurrence in January of 2013, at the age of 12.

Kyle has been off therapy since November of 2013.  

Lymaris with Tori Kelly and Entourage

Lymaris' wish was to attend a Tori Kelly concert and meet the artist. Both Lymaris and Tori have a love for music; they both sing, play the guitar and have a way of making others smile. Lymaris has been a fan of Tori Kelly's from the first time Tori posted her music on youtube.

Lymaris was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of age 18, and will remain in treatment until 2016. The Elle Foundation stepped in to grant her wish, our first primary wish, as, at age 18, Lymaris is over the age limit for Make-a-Wish.

One Elle of a Congratulations

The Somerset County Commission
on the Status of Women

2015 Outstanding Women In Somerset County

         Friday, March 27th, 2015

      at The Imperia, Somerset NJ


Laurie Richmond

was awarded Somerset County's 

Woman of the Year for Volunteerism.

Laurie was honored for her dedication to the 

Elle Foundation Inc.

The following organizations have selected the   Elle Foundation as the recipient of their 2015 charitable donations.
Financial Resources Federal

Credit Union Foundation

Referred by Ericca Nussbaum

2015 donation of $8,000.  

Metro New York Porsche Club of America 

Referred by Michael Lopez, AT&T   



One Elle of a Thank You


The Elle Foundation would like to thank Advance Realty for their generous donation of office space in the New Jersey Center of Excellence at Bridgewater.

Elle's Wish Kids 2015
 Issiah, age 17 
  B-Cell Acute lymphoblastic Leukemia

 Wish: PlayStation 4
 Jose, age 17 

 Wish: New York City Broadway weekend

 Corbin, age 15 
   B-Cell Burkitt Lymphoma

 Wish: All-terrain vehicle

 Emily, age 12
  TCell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

 Wish: A Disney World Princess adventure with her  parents and little sister

2015 Fundraisers and Events


11/14: Harvest Moon Dance, presented by UNICO - Raritan Valley Chapter.

12/19: Nutcracker, presented by Generations of Dance. 

Stuck for a Buck


Stuck for a Buck
May 29, 2015
Mt. View Elementary School
Flanders, NJ
$1,008 Raised

Shop for a Cause
June 11, 2015
Vineyard Vines
Short Hills Mall
$1,184 Raised




Please Support Our Sponsors!
One Elle of a thank you to our many supporters who have raised/donated 
over $22,000 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

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

Elizabethtown College Dance Team

Financial Resources Federal Credit Union Foundation, Bridgewater, NJ       

Generations of Dance, Landings, NJ  

Isabelle's Bridal, Somerville, NJ

Knights of Columbus Council 5959, Martinsville, NJ

Metro New York Porsche Club of America

One Stop Ace Home Center, Washington, NJ      

Park Slope Eye, Brooklyn, NY

The Power of Dance, Green Brook, NJ