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Published 6/1/2015Newsletter-header

Summer is officially here! Our respite homes are nearly fully booked at the beach and in the mountains. Our Hands On Adventures program has been very active as well, with a huge turnout in Billings, MT, and a special day of blimp rides in Westminster, MD. Last but certainly not least, don’t forget that we’ll be holding our annual $10,000 Cash Bash event tomorrow evening!

A Reason to Believeellieboogie

One Family Pays it Forward
by Giving Back
For both children and parents, kindergarten marks the beginning of many changes. A roller coaster of being anxious, worried, excited, and unsure are the usual feelings that accompany this big step. For Ellie Whitfield and her family, though, those emotions were pushed aside when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) just months before the start of school. Read More

The Results Are In!

Hands On Bull Riding
Our partners at Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) teamed up with us to send critically ill children to the “Built Ford Tough Invitational” in Billings, MT. In one of our biggest outings yet, 24 children from the area got up close and personal with bulls and met championship cowboys!









Hands On Flying
In our own backyard of Westminster, MD, we enjoyed beautiful weather on May 30th aboard the DIRECTV Blimp. Check out pictures from the day and click here to watch a video and read a story from the Carroll County Times!


Stay Tuned

$10,000 Cash Bash
We’re all set to kick off the event tomorrow night at 6 pm. There’s only one $10,000 ticket remaining that will be raffled off, but you’re still invited to join us for the fun event. Walk-Ins welcome, even if you haven’t purchased a ticket yet! Learn More

7th Annual OC Golf Classic
Join us on June 10th at the beautiful Ocean City Golf Club for the Annual Ocean City Golf Classic. At the tournament, you’ll enjoy lunch, beverages, prizes, and a 50/50 raffle. Don’t miss the Pre-Party fun at Sunset Grille the night before! Learn more

Get Involved

Volunteer in Ocean City
Our recent Gala by the Sea and Springfest events in Ocean City, MD, were big successes thanks to our wonderful volunteers in the area. Donate your time and talents so that our families can truly enjoy their brief return to normalcy at the beach! Learn More

Help Us Expand
Can you imagine what it would be like to have a paycheck that’s never the same? Operating a nonprofit can sometimes feel like this. That’s where our recurring donors come in – they allow us to anticipate when we have an opportunity to grow. Won’t you sign up today so we can expand our programs to more critically ill children and families than ever? Learn More

Upcoming Events

Hands On Racing
Englishtown, NJ
Hands On Flying
Cromwell, CT

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