24 Sep Press Release: Edwin McCain to Headline Forever WE Inc, Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research Launch Party Fundraiser
WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Forever WE Inc. and Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research will host a launch party fundraiser on Sept. 25, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Venue 92 in Woodstock, with entertainment by recording artist Edwin McCain and Jared & Amber.
Tickets for the event, which will include live music, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, silent auction, and swag bags, are $150 each, or a table of 10 can be purchased for $1,500. Forever WE is partnering with the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research to make ticket purchases tax deductible donations. Vendors and sponsors for the fundraiser include Eventwise Catering, Ideal Catering, Stylish Stems, and COLORS. The program will also feature a testimony by 12-year-old cancer-survivor and “Rally Kid,” Audrey.
“When I met Chantel she had a dream of creating Forever WE,” said Dean Crowe, founder and CEO of Rally Foundation. “Today her dream is a reality and the first Forever We doll, Jewel, is bringing joy and comfort to children fighting cancer. Jewel has a port, she loses her hair and she proudly wears the gold ribbon for childhood cancer awareness. Rally has a dream, too. We dream for a day when there is a cure for childhood cancer. We are thrilled for our partnership with Forever We during their launch party. It’s an honor to be the beneficiaries of this event and we are hopeful that it brings us one step closer to fulfilling our dream for a cure.”
According to Chantel Adams, founder and CEO of Forever WE Inc., 46 children are diagnosed with cancer everyday. Only 4 percent of federal funds are directed toward research, and in the last 30 years, only two new treatment options have been developed for children.
“In playing with my daughters, I realized they were using their toys to tell stories,” said Adams. “In caring for their dolls, they were showing me something about who they were in real life.”
Adams believes the Jewel doll is an innovative toy that will promote compassion and generosity as well as reflect the real issues kids are experiencing in the world today.
The organizers of the event hope to raise $50,000 for pediatric cancer research, provide kids battling cancer with a toy that represents their experience and give healthy children the opportunity to understand the unique challenges of a child who might not be like them. For each doll purchased, a doll is donated to a child battling cancer. Businesses or individuals may also choose the Adopt-a-Hospital option, which allows Forever WE to gift 50 dolls to the hospital of the donor’s choice.
“I squeeze her when I’m nervous about a procedure and I feel better,” said Mary Elizabeth, a patient at Children’s at Egleston, who received the new Jewel doll.
For more information about Forever WE Inc., and how to purchase a doll, visit www.foreverwe.org.
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About Forever WE Inc.:
Founded by Chantel Adams and Ginny Starr, Forever WE Inc. provides children battling cancer with a toy that represents their experience and gives healthy children the opportunity to understand the unique challenges of children who might not be like them. In the future, Forever WE Inc. will be addressing foster care and adoption, family homelessness, as well as other issues pertaining to healthy kids.
Chantal Adams, Forever WE Inc.