As some of you may know, Addison had open-heart surgery at Boston Children's hospital (BCH) when she was six years old and since then she has been involved with fundraising efforts for them. It began with BCH highlighting Addison's "heart story" on their Thriving blog on Facebook and has continued on with them using her picture in their fundraising materials, and creating a "song-story" about her that has been played on the MIX104.1 Radiothon for BCH for the last three years.
Last year Addison was asked to become more involved and we attended a fundraising golf tournament in Ohio put on by Speedway (to benefit Children's Miracle Network (CMN) and BCH). We helped encourage donations at the event and sold raffle tickets and golf balls for a ball drop. They even auctioned off her personal artwork at the golf banquet for a cool $5000 donation!
This year Addison was asked to represent Boston Children's Hospital as a "Champion Ambassador" for CMN. In her role, Addison helps support the amazing work done by CMN and their corporate partners. For example, Addie visits some of the corporate sponsors to help promote their fundraising efforts and to thank their employees for the great work they do encouraging donations to such an amazing cause (one very dear to our hearts).
In honor of Addison being chosen as Boston Children's Champion Ambassador we have decided to participate in the Eversource Walk to benefit BCH!
Please consider supporting this amazing cause, so dear to our hearts. We would also love for you to join our team if you are interested! Thank you in advance for your support!
Addison, Keira, Kristine and Shawn
P.s. Also, take a look at a cute video (copy link below) put together by BCH that features Miss Addison and some other cute kids!
We are fundraising on behalf of Boston Children's Hospital because:
We BELIEVE no parent should experience the loss of a child.
We BELIEVE no sibling should have to watch their brother or sister suffer.
We BELIEVE that by investing in the best doctors and scientists we can save lives - today!
We BELIEVE that donations received before today helped a child we love and
We BELIEVE that every dollar we raise for Boston Children's Hospital will have a ripple effect and could be THE dollar that changes everything for a future family in crisis.
Please consider a donation to support our fundraising efforts... because WE KNOW that when we band together WE WILL help fund Boston Children's exceptional care and groundbreaking research that can help every child.