Grayson was a cancer warrior that we provided a Toys“R”Us shopping spree to in 2017. Unfortunately, Grayson earned a pair of angel wings shortly after the event. In the loss of their son, Kevin & April showed true STRENGTH by organizing an amazing fundraising effort called “Grayson’s Stocking”. They received an outpouring of support; receiving toys, gift cards and cash donations. Kevin and April hand delivered the toys to the Children's Hospital Of Michigan in Detroit, which is where Grayson was treated.
We are honored to announce that the Foundation for Strength will be adding “Grayson’s Stocking” as one of our five core funds!
Over the weekend we held our first annual Charity Ball. Those who attended learned about WHO we are through some very powerful speeches.
We heard from our founding board member, Cory Allen, speak to his story about losing his cousin to Sarcoma and then his battle through Ewing’ Sarcoma which started only 3 weeks after his cousins passing.
Our guest speaker, Alex Berlin, delivered an inspiring speech about his ongoing battle with Ewing’s. Alex is paving the way for so many others!
Finally, the father who lost his son to Sarcoma, Dougie Johnston, provided a beautiful grace before dinner.
What an amazing first event!
We want to thank everyone who attended and donated to the first ever Foundation for Strength Charity Ball.
For those that did attend, we will post a link for you to access all photos from the event.
A note from our board member Aaron, after hand delivering the custom designed urn made for warrior Grayon, last week. "Today, I was able to give Grayson's parents a gift that will be with them forever, in honor of #Foundationforstrength. When we heard what they were looking for, we wanted to help. This would have never been possible without the help of Curt Russell getting us the urn and Kevin Burdick's artistic
skills!!! You guys are awesome!
Good choice mom and dad! I'm sure Grayson will love this. Rest easy little buddy..."
Great time volunteering at #cadenscarshow at @mottchildren today. If you haven't made it out there, plan for it next year! This is board members Cory & Josh in front of Optimus Prime, straight of the ship from filming the new #transformers movie!!
The new Strength Depositions Podcast was just released. This week's
episode features our board member, Cory Allen!
He talks about his cancer journey, overcoming the odds to break
powerlifting records and becoming a part of Foundation for Strength.
Tune in today, link in @hardcorallen profile
Detroit City Football Club joined us in our vist with cancer warrior Ian at the DMC today! Ian is a huge soccer fan and was giving us "DCFC" chants in the hospital room. The team gave Ian a signed shirt and soccer ball. Ian gave them inspiration to beat AA in their playoff game tonight!!
We also knew Ian loved Chase from Paw Patrol so we made sure to load him up with Chase gifts for his long hospital stays.
Thank you to everyone for your continued donations!
Foundation 4 Strength
A BIG thank you to Daybreak Salon & Spa for joining up with us and providing a "day at the spa" for cancer warrior Nicole!
Nicole is one badass mom who carries such a wonderful spirit about her. 3 treatments left until you kick cancers ass!! (Ewing's Sarcoma)
Was an absolute pleasure to swap some war stories with you today. Keep inspiring others with your personality. -Cory Donate today
Link in profile!!
F4S Motivation Monday "We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated." -Maya Angelou
Thank you to @paradise2purpose for the amazing photo. Check out their blog for more amazing stories and photos.
What an amazing morning!
We met cancer warrior Grayson and took him for a Toys R Us shopping spree. He had help from Geoffrey the Giraffe and his favorite, The Power Rangers!!
Grayson goes back into the hospital on Monday... this time with plenty of toys to keep him busy!
Thank you all for the support, we hope to continue to provide strength to these cancer warriors.