Entries by Jay

“Kenny’s Camaro”

Kenny was diagnosed with leukemia in October 2017. After his diagnosis his uncle gave him a Camaro. We learned Kenny wanted to do things to his Camaro for his “Make A Wish”. Ellie’s Hats decided to help make Kenny’s wish come true! Our friends at Casey’s Automotive were eager to help, and helped Kenny’s wish come […]

Apple Federal Credit Union

This was an exciting day for Ellie’s Hats thanks to The Apple Federal Credit Union and their Foundation. We look forward to working with them to help children battling cancer and their families.  

iPads and Gift Cards donation

In July 2018 we donated 2 more iPads and $600 worth of gift cards to the Pediatric Specialists of Virginia Clinic. This clinic is where many of the cancer patients in Northern Virginia go to. Robert Sowell from Apple Federal Credit Union joined me on the visit.

3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast

Our 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast was a big success. We raised over $16,000 with the help of many Allstate Owners. Check out the video 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast

Working Toward Greater Precision in Childhood Cancers

This article was posted on the NIH Directors Blog on March 6, 2018 by Dr. Francis Collins Each year, more than 15,000 American children and teenagers will be diagnosed with cancer. While great progress has been made in treating many types of childhood cancer, it remains the leading cause of disease-related death among kids who make it past […]

Casey’s Automotive

Our friends at Casey’s Automotive are helping another local family with a child battling cancer. The families really appreciate these vouchers  and it is just one less thing for them to have to worry about. Ellie’s Hats and Casey’s partner and split the cost of the vouchers.    

Beers and Cheers

Recently we celebrated our 4 year Anniversary. A local newspaper covered the event and wrote a really nice article about all the things Ellie’s Hats does. Beers and Cheers article. Young Ellie Whitfield was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2013; and by the time she started kindergarten at Woodburn Elementary, she’d lost her hair […]

Cash in a bag!

This is just too cute. Our friend Cash seems to like the bag we sent along with hats. We have been told that our bags hold a lot of stuff 😂 This is the sweet note that Cash’s mom sent. It really is “more than just a hat. I’m so sorry it has taken me a […]

“More than just a hat”

You may not know Ellie’s Hats does more than send hats to children battling cancer. With the help of Casey’s Automotive we were able to give out 22 $200 checks to some of the families we have met. We know that having a child with a life threatening illness can be very costly so we […]

Fox 5 DC Weekend Show

Saturday April 22nd I was on the Fox 5 DC Weekend show with Bryan and Mary Jewett to talk to Annie Yu about Ellie’s Hats and the event Casey’s Automotive was hosting for Ellie’s Hats. While were a little nervous about being on live TV Annie made us a lot more comfortable with her genuine […]