I have some MAJOR exciting news!! First, let me tell you about the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital gift shop. This gift shop is AMAZING and is run by an incredible group of volunteers! I stopped in many times during our stay at Children’s to pick up everything from a birthday gift for my mom to Bea’s Halloween costume. They have a ton of great items and bring so much cheer to hospital rooms when they deliver candy, flowers, or cards! They are an incredible group purely run by selfless volunteers.
One of the greatest things about the gift shop is that the money generated by the store is donated back to the hospital! They’ve been able to donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to such worthy causes.
Thanks to my best friend’s mom (who is basically like another mother!), I was able to speak at the Children’s Hospital gift shop luncheon and I told them the story of our little Bea and the disease that has caused our family so much heartache.
I just heard yesterday that the gift shop is going to donate $200,000 to the research of biliary atresia! Hearing the news brought me to tears as this money will go such a long way to finding a cause and cure. BRAVO to the ladies of the gift shop!
On another fundraising note – my sister who is a teacher at St Mary’s in Hyde Park is setting up a booth to sell t-shirts! All of the profits will go to Bea’s fundraising effort! Below are the details 🙂