|Posted by Dax's Mom on September 5, 2010 at 11:09 AM||comments (8)|
It's been a while since I've written any updates so here goes...
Its been four months now since we said goodbye to our sweet little boy...its amazing how time passes yet how it also feels like its been an eternity since we were able to see or hold our son. David and I have done our best to remain positive and upbeat and to keep moving one foot in front of the other. We've held a couple fundraisers which were successful enough that we will be able to financially help our first family(s) out soon, for that we are very thankful!
It's been a really busy couple of months and we have so much work to do on this website and planning of future fund raisers. I feel bad that we haven't been able to devote the time we would like to making this organization really grow but I know we have time and when things settle down a little we will get back to the hustle. In the mean time I want to thank each of you who have joined, donated and bought t-shirts and bracelets. We will be adding more items to our web store in the future so please check in often. We also would like to say that we are open to any suggestions you may have for fund raisers, website information wanted/needed, or anything you feel could help us spread the word, create awareness and bring the needed donations so that we can contribute to research and continue to help families in need. This organization is extremely important to us, we want this to be successful and we know that without you all that would not be possible. Thank you again for following our journey and for your continued love and support.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!!
Please help us spread the word this month about how important it is for the community to gain awareness of this TOO often devastating disease. One cause that is currently going on is through the Pepsi Refresh Project. Unfortunately at this time this cause does not directly affect Daxton's Fish, but hopefully next year we will have something similar in play and we will be able to compete for a grant of this magnitude!
Please take the time to read the instructions below (it is very simple) and every day vote for ARMS WIDE OPEN, it won't cost you one red cent, but could ultimately save many childrens lives! Won' tyou help be a part of that?
PLEASE HELP ARMS WIDE OPEN CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION WIN A $250,000 GRANT FROM THE PEPSI REFRESH PROJECT.
ALL WE NEED IS YOUR VOTE!!!
FUND LESS TOXIC THERAPIES FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER WAS ACCEPTED AND ENTERED INTO THE PEPSI REFRESH PROJECT.
VOTING BEGINS SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 and ENDS SEPTEMBER 30, 2010.
EACH PARTICIPANT WILL RECEIVE TEN VOTES A DAY. YOU CAN ONLY USE ONE OF THOSE VOTES PER CHARITY A DAY, BUT YOU CAN VOTE EVERY DAY OFTHE CONTEST FOR THE SAME CHARITY.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS, ANYONE WITH A COMPUTER CAN VOTE, THIS IS NOT EXCLUSIVE TO FACEBOOK.
You can also vote from your MOBILE PHONE by texting 102653 to Pepsi (73774)
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AHEAD OF TIME AND ARE VERY OPTIMISTIC THAT ARMS WIDE OPEN CAN WIN THIS $250,000 GRANT WITH YOUR HELP.
The Fed Gov. grants less than 3% to pediatric cancer. Even then it's broken down. WE cannot rely on government funding. WE have to raise money to help the research!
Thank you for contributing to this cause, please be sure to pass this along to your friends and family!! Together we can make Childhood Cancer Awareness as popular and well known as Susan G. Koman is for Breast Cancer!!!
With Love and Hope!
|Posted by David on August 1, 2010 at 1:50 PM||comments (6)|
What a great day on Saturday! We had such a great show of support from the Volleyball community. They came out in force to help raise money for our organization. We had three different venues for our 4 person volleyball tournament. Hooters on Harding place sponsored one of the locations and they had a great turnout with 6 teams. Wilhagans off murfreesboro rd also sponsored a location as well and 5 teams participated. Rusty Nail in Hermitage was the last location and they had 8 teams come out to play in support of finding a cure for Neuroblastoma. So many people gave of their time and money to help us in providing financial support to families stricken by Neuroblastoma. We sold tee shirts, wrist bands, had donation boxes that were hand made by Amanda Fore. Between all this and the generosity of all who participated we raised over $3k dollars. This money will go toward helping families with gas cards, hotel stays, and food while their child is undergoing treatment for Neuroblastoma. We are excited and blessed to have so many wonderful friends and look forward to the second annual Volleyball vs. Cancer. Special thanks to Chris Pound aka Yankee for all his hard work. He was in constant motion taking pictures, selling shirts, promoting our cause and getting people to commit to next year. What a great and excited start to our organization.
|Posted by Heather Bareis on July 31, 2010 at 9:15 AM||comments (1)|
We had a pretty good turnout for our first fundraiser. The golf tournament had 23 players show up to show their support for our organization. Their were many people who stepped in and gave donations and volunteered their time to help us make this happen. John Pryor was very gracious and stepped in to be our beverage and snacks sponsor. Deet Distributing donating many give away items as well as water and beer. Patrick Conger and Karen Darnell volunteered their time to help us with registration and to make sure the tournament ran smoothly. It was a beginning to our fight against Neuroblastoma and we are very excited about our second fundraiser today. We will be having volleyball tournaments across Nashville. Chris Pound organized 4 sites to host volleyball tournments that will feature 4vs4 sand volleyball. Amanda Ragan Fore also made some donation boxes to post at each site so we hope to raise not only money but awareness as well. Heather and I are so blessed to have such great friends who have taken the time to support us in our quest. Thank each and everyone of you!
|Posted by Heather Bareis on July 28, 2010 at 2:41 PM||comments (0)|
What a great feeling it is to finally be in the front lines battling this disease that has taken so many of our children. We are so excited for our first fundraisers. We are hosting them in Nashville, Tennessee due to the large amount of friends Heather and I have their. We are having a golf scrammble at my old stomping ground in Mt. Juliet. Windtree Golf Course has been so generous with their resources and the amount of support for our cause. We are so appreciative of Craig Sanford and Dan Felton for their never ending help to make this a success. We look forward to seeing all of you and thank God continually for your love and support.