January 27, 2020
Briar Woods "Go Gold 4 Kids" game
This past Friday Briarwood’s High School had a “Go Gold 4 Kids” basketball game against Woodgrove. It was a really nice night and it looks like it might be a annual event The players on both teams came out for warm-ups wearing the t shirts we had made for them. The Varsity Club sold t...
August 25, 2016
The Prep Zone
Thanks to DMVStream.com for having me in to talk about Ellie’s Hats and our efforts to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Video
December 19, 2015
GMU Article 2015
When Jay Coakley began collecting hats to give to cancer kids who lost their hair to chemotherapy, he expected the initial rush of donations to quickly slow. Two years later, his charity, which by Coakley’s count has sent 10,000 hats across the country, to Europe and the Philippines, and also provides gift cards, iPads, crayons...
November 26, 2015
The construction beam
While we see many sad stories about children battling cancer and what their families are going through we also see stories about people making small gestures that mean so much to these families. This news clip is about what some construction workers are doing that means so much to some parents who have a child...
October 03, 2015
Virginia DECA Goes Gold for Childhood Cancer
The Virginia State Officers planned a week, in September, to help raise awareness of childhood cancer. They called it DECA Goes Gold. Many schools took part in activities, to raise awareness, throughout the week. Here is a link to the post on the DECA website. Post
September 13, 2015
Fairfax County School Board
The Fairfax County School Board recognized September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. More and more organizations are helping to let people know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness. This is an important part of raising awareness of childhood cancer.
August 10, 2015
Jul. 28, 2015 Board of Supervisors Meeting
Live and Recorded Public meetings of Jul. 28, 2015 Board of Supervisors Meeting Part I for Fairfax County, VA Source: Jul. 28, 2015 Board of Supervisors Meeting Part I – Jul 28th, 2015 Fast forward to 1:32:40 to see the Proclamation for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
June 12, 2015
“Why is it so important to go gold in September?”
The simple answer is, “Because it has to begin somewhere” and it all begins with awareness. The fact that childhood cancer; our nation’s number one killer of children by disease receives so little funding and research is unacceptable and it needs to change. Change will only occur if more people are aware. If we...
April 27, 2015
Letter from the Governor
Last year we received a very nice letter from the Governor of Virginia.
April 25, 2015
Hat Drive at Woodburn Elementary
The 6th graders at Woodburn Elementary School, which is where Ellie goes, held a hat drive as part of their community service project. Before the start of the hat drive Holly Senn, from Inova Fairfax Children’s Hospital came by to speak to the 6th graders about childhood cancer. The 6th graders learned a lot from...