Thanks to everyone’s generous contributions we have installed two BENches – one is a children’s bench in the playground at the Head Start center in Santa Barbara where Ben was so loved working with the children there for seven years before he moved to LA.
The other is in Elings Park, a beautiful park high up on a hill in Santa Barbara, where Ben’s BENch is in a peaceful location with a panoramic view of the ocean.
We were also able to make a donation to the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, a charity that helps families of children with cancer. After caring for Ben for so many years after his childhood cancer we know what that is like, and we were fortunate in having so much love, support and tangible help from countless friends. With this donation we hope that local families facing similar situations can be supported in the same way we were.
Thanks again to everyone who contributed.
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