Inspiring Books For Cancer Patients

$780 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 14 months
Created May 24, 2018
Aflac NY Metro / Long Island
on behalf of Lori Lombardo
Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Treats over 1,500 pediatric cancer patients a year

HELP DONATE A CHILDREN'S BOOK TO EVERY CHILD 
Give unique gifts with a heartwarming and hopeful message about facing adversity
* 103 Children Received Books so far!  Let's keep up the momentum! *

"This book should be in the gift shop of every children’s care facility, as well as being a great 'get-well' gift for any child with an illness."  Read full review here 
- Carolyn Reidy, Pacific Book Review


Introducing a new children's book by Meredith Villano and illustrated by Nataly Vits.  Warriors Eat Alphabet Soup  promotes empathy, reduces fear of sickness, aids parents during a difficult time, and celebrates the joy of spending time with family and friends.

Sara Wagoner, Development Director, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, extends their gratitude to all of those who made the first shipment of donated books possible, “We love and appreciate your support!”

GOALS:  Jan.-March $5,000; April-June $6,535:  Total $11,535 for 1,500 books
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All funds go directly to Lori Lombardo, Aflac Cancer Center Ambassador, who will purchase the books at $7.69 per paperback.  Lori sends the books to Sara Wagoner,  Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, who distributes them to the children at the Cancer Center.  Books are given directly to children and their families to own. 

A list of donors' names will be made available to the Aflac Cancer Center.  We invite you to post a comment to the children and families.

Spread the word!  Sample Facebook post:  I donated copies of the inspirational children's book Warriors Eat Alphabet Soup to pediatric cancer patients at @childrenshealthcareofatlanta @aflaccancercenter.  Give a book to every child in treatment bit.ly/warriorfund.  I love a #warriorkid.  

Tweet!  
Give a gift of hope, donate children's book Warriors Eat Alphabet Soup to pediatric cancer patients at @aflaccancercenter bit.ly/warriorfund , I helped a #warriorkid!

Thank you for your support - every dollar counts!


* Buy Your Own & Please Write a Review *
WarriorsEatAlphabetSoup.com 

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Hello Friends,
Happy Holidays! Wishing you and your families much joy and the best of health. Big news! Your generosity made it possible to deliver 103 copies of "Warriors Eat Alphabet Soup" to the children at Aflac Cancer Center!

"Thank YOU SO MUCH!! Please make sure to extend our gratitude to Meredith for her donation and all the Aflac individuals to made this donation possible! We love and appreciate your support! You’re the best!!"
- Sara A. Wagoner, Aflac Cancer Center Development Director

You made this happen. The campaign was featured on the homepage of The Georgia Sun and the press release was picked up by over 250 media outlets.

Help us keep up the momentum by spreading the word and send a holiday gift with a message of hope, heart and courage. You can get it before Christmas!

"This book should be in the gift shop of every children’s care facility, as well as being a great ‘get-well’ gift for any child with an illness. Inherent with a positive attitude and all good thoughts, those needing to heal will become warriors as they gain strength from Judy and her friends.” – Carolyn Reidy, Pacific Book Review

I'd like to thank Lori Lombardo, Aflac Cancer Center Ambassador, for working so hard on this campaign and for sending the books to the kids.

We thank you so much! XOXO!

Love,
Meredith Villano
https://www.gofundme.com/aflac-cancer-center-fundraiser
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Dear Friends, Lori Lombardo and I sincerely thank you for your generosity and kindness! Writing this book was a labor of love for me, and I wrote it with the hope that we could get it in the hands of families who need it most. You are making this happen. So far $400 was donated, and 24 kids will now receive books! Special shout out to Lori for all of the hard work she has put into this campaign. The GFM is picking up stream, please help spread the word. Every penny counts.
xo,
Meredith Villano
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Raised by 14 people in 14 months
Created May 24, 2018
Aflac NY Metro / Long Island
on behalf of Lori Lombardo
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