January 01, 2020
Hat Drive for Maya
This is such a nice story that CBS 6 in Richmond did about our friend Maya’s mom and her efforts to donate hats in her memory. Melissa collected over 300 hats which will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
April 23, 2017
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...
December 23, 2015
Kids in their hats
Inova Children's Hospital Pizza Party 2015
Last night, Washington Redskins Pierre Garçon and Chris Baker and D.C. United Bill Hamid and Travis Worra joined Capital Restaurant Group CEO Fouad Qreitem for a special “Paisano’s Pizza Party” at the Inova Children’s Hospital in Falls Church. The local athletes came together to visit patients under the age of 17 with gifts and pizza...
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...
October 23, 2015
The Caps and 106.7 The Fan
This is the press release from 106.7 The Fan . 106.7 The Fan is proudly partnering with the Washington Capitals and Ellie’s Hats in their ongoing mission to donate hats to children battling cancer. Ellie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the spring of 2013, before even entering kindergarten. That fall, she had lost...
October 08, 2015
FCFT Sponsors Ellie's Hats
We are please to announce that the FCFT has decided to become a sponsor of Ellie’s Hats. Jay Coakley met Steve Greenburg, the President of the FCFT (Fairfax County Federation of Teachers), at a Fairfax County School Board meeting, this September. After learning about Ellie’s Hats Steve told Jay that he wanted to support Ellie’s...
October 05, 2015
The Connection Newspapers Story Oct 2015
This story ran in the Oct 2nd edition of the Connection Newspaper. When the school year began in 2013, Jay Coakley, a physical education teacher at Woodburn Elementary School in Falls Church noticed that one of his kindergarten students had an affinity for brightly colored hats. Seven-year-old Ellie Whitfield, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic...
February 17, 2015
Dash on the North Dakota Today Show
January 01, 2015
A specialty license plate with a special goal
If all goes according to plan, hundreds of cars on Virginia’s roadways will soon display a special license plate with a small gold ribbon and a far bigger goal: to make passing motorists think about the wide-reaching impact of childhood cancer. During the General Assembly session this month, Del. Thomas A. “Tag” Greason (R-Loudoun) will...
October 12, 2014
Fox 5 News Supporting the License Plate Initiative
We would like to thank FOX 5 News for supporting our efforts to get applications for the Cure Childhood Cancer License. This story ran 3 times on their station and they are posting about it on the Facebook page.