Receive Unexpected Holiday
Funding from Fred’s Footsteps
#GIVINGTUESDAY MEDIA ALERT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Emily Cheramie Walz 215-530-9588 / firstname.lastname@example.org
#GIVINGTUESDAY/HOLIDAY PARTY FOR FAMILIES CARING FOR CRITICALLY ILL OR DISABLED CHILDREN
Local Families with Sick Children Receive Unexpected Holiday Funding from Fred’s Footsteps
To celebrate #GivingTuesday and ring in the holidays, Fred’s Footsteps, a regional nonprofit that provides financial relief to families caring for critically ill or disabled children, will host a “Brunch and Bop” for several of its families. Guests will enjoy a surprise presentation of holiday funding from Fred’s Footsteps as well as a music class with Songs for Seeds led by a three-piece live band of teacher/musicians who encourage kids to sing, play instruments, and dance.
110 Ardmore Avenue, Suite B
Ardmore, PA 19003
Tuesday, November 27
10 – 11:30 a.m. (10 – 11 Brunch and gift presentation, 11 – 11:30 Song for Seeds class)
The Higgins Family, Wilmington, DE
Three-year old Emily is battling t-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma.
The Piercy Family, Roysersford, PA
Madison, 2-years-old, is battling a brain tumor
The Scott Family, Philadelphia, PA
Two-year-old Vivian was born with an extremely rare chromosomal abnormality
The Staccone Family, Woodbury Heights, NJ
Lorenzo (“Enzo”), now 8-months-old, was born at just 32 weeks with a bowel resection airway obstruction requiring immediate surgery
Fred’s Footsteps staff and families will be available for interviews.
ABOUT FRED’S FOOTSTEPS
Fred’s Footsteps was created in 2005 in memory of Fred DiBona, Jr., who was President and CEO of Independence Blue Cross and a leading force among Philadelphia’s business executives for more than three decades. The organization provides financial assistance to families in the Philadelphia area who find themselves in a financial crisis when a child is seriously ill, injured or disabled. Recognizing that caring for their children is the top priority, Fred’s Footsteps identifies how to help hard-working families stay afloat during a difficult time. Funding has been used to offset a loss of wages, due to caring for a child, to pay household bills or to add home renovations or medical equipment needed for the child. For more information, visit www.fredsfootsteps.org.
ABOUT SONGS FOR SEEDS
Founded in 2010 by the owners of New York’s famous “apple seeds” children’s play spaces, Songs for Seeds is a state-of-the-art rockin’ music program for newborns to 6-year olds that has already engaged thousands of kids through its unique and interactive curriculum