The Minneapolis Miracle!

The Minneapolis Miracle!

Our incredible local committee worked some real magic to send one of our local kids to a Vikings game. It just so happened it was quite the game to attend - at the last minute, the Vikings made an incredible play and won, sending them to the NFC championship. Better yet, the miracle play was made by our lucky attendee's favorite player and they were only yards away from the thrilling action. 

AND THEN...Roger Goodell handed our Viking fan and his brother two tickets to THE SUPER BOWL! We worked it out so the entire family can now attend and we are THRILLED for this experience of a lifetime! 

This is what we and our volunteers LOVE to do. For those of you who donate or participate in our For a Day 5K, this is what it's all for and we thank you for providing us the means to jump into opportunities like this. 

We Broke $1,000!

On Thanksgiving Day, Style Aesthetics in Portland's Pearl District donated over $200 to push over the $1,000 goal! I am so grateful for the community support rallying behind our efforts to help the kids.

Since my birthday is here, too, I'm increasing the goal by $500 more dollars. Your generosity is really making my heart swell. Thanks to each and every one of you who contributes!

Join Orlando's TopGolf fundraiser to launch the new chapter!

Join us for our First Annual TOPGOLF Fundraiser!  You get 4 hours of Topgolf Tournament Play, your choice of Prime Rib or Chicken and Beurre Blanc Dinner and 2 drink tickets per person. 

Other events include a $10,000 Hole-in-One Challenge, a Silent Auction and kids games.  Awards will be given to our top contenders!  Bring your family and friends and help us provide services to children with cancer and other serious illnesses at Florida Hospital for Children and Nemours Children's Hospital.

The first 50 to sign up get a free mulligan to use during tournament play!

Register at foraday.org/topgolf to secure your spot!

October 19th - Monroe Carrell, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

October 19th - Monroe Carrell, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Several girls were in shock to see the princesses and took a bit to warm up to them.  Several girls and boys “melted” into Ana’s arms with a huge hug!  Several questions regarding activities happening back at the princess’s castles.  After all nails and lips painted, crowns selected and tutus on, the girls were excited to have a portrait taken with the Princesses.  So much fun to watch these faces.

Welcome Announcement

Hi, my name is Taylor Tyson and I'm honored to be joining the For a Day family! I've had many wonderful and humbling experiences playing key roles in organizations aimed at improving the quality of children's lives, including founding a 501(c)(3) donating instruments to children in need, fundraising for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and mentoring children in my community...

 

October 12 - Hero for a Day at Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone

October 12 - Hero for a Day at Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone

...As we colored with one of the kids, we overheard the parents appreciating our visit to the staff. They said their daughter hasn't been as cooperative in coming to her appointments lately, but when they found out there was a special event today, she was eager to get there. I was humbled to hear, yet again, how our presence was enough to make things just a tad easier on the kids and their parents. It's why we're here.

October 13 - UPMC Queen for a Day

October 13 - UPMC Queen for a Day

Not unlike the parable about the Star Thrower, tossing beached starfish back into the ocean and stating "it made a difference to that one!", we had a smaller-than-usual crowd for our October "Fun Friday" event, marking the end of a radiation treatment week for just one special little girl. The party, however, was extremely heartwarming and memorable to the hospital staff & FADF volunteers.