Reflecting on 2021, William's Warriors would like to thank everyone who has helped to make it an incredible year for the foundation. Enjoy this look back on our year together.

Happy New Year! May 2022 bring you all the best!!

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William's Warriors Chalk the Walk

William's Warriors Chalk the Walk

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Chalking It Up Against Childhood Cancer

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2019 Partnerships

William’s Warriors is thrilled to announce a 2019 partnership with Love Your Melon. On a mission to improve the lives of children facing cancer, Love Your Melon began with the simple idea of putting a hat on every child battling cancer in America.  After achieving the original goal of giving 45,000 hats — one for every child fighting cancer in America — Love Your Melon set a new goal of giving one million dollars to pediatric cancer research and providing immediate support to children and their families.  Love Your Melon quickly exceeded these expectations, and to date, LYM has given over 6.1 million dollars to the fight against pediatric cancer and over 160,000 hats to children battling cancer.  Fifty percent (50%) of net profit from the sale of all Love Your Melon products is given to the Love Your Melon Fund to support nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer, create therapeutic experiences, and fund charitable programming initiatives for children and families battling cancer. 

 

William’s Warriors is honored to have been selected as one of Love Your Melon's nonprofit partners.  Love Your Melon has generously given a $10,000 grant to William’s Warriors with the focus on pediatric brain cancer research.  We cannot thank Love Your Melon enough for supporting our efforts.  William’s Superhero Fund is a rescue mission that William would have been proud of leading – to save other kids’ lives.  When William was diagnosed, there were no options for treatment other than a toxic chemo regiment, which had no targeting capability. This approach is outdated and unsuccessful. This fund is dedicated to changing this reality for the children battling brain cancer.  The money raised by William’s Superhero Fund supports childhood cancer research in the laboratory of Robert Wechsler-Reya, Ph.D., SBP scientist and world-renowned expert on medulloblastoma.  Dr. Wechsler-Reya is dedicated to translating his scientific discoveries into therapies that can improve the lives of children with cancer.  Thanks to the generosity of Love Your Melon, William’s legacy lives on and Dr. Wechsler-Reya will be able to continue his groundbreaking research in finding a cure for pediatric brain cancer.

 

Stay tuned for more exciting updates about the Love Your Melon and William’s Warriors partnership throughout the year.  Thank you, Love Your Melon!

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This year William's Warriors had the honor of being one of the beneficiaries for the SRC Run to the Blue Point Brewery. 

William’s Warriors were out in force at the SRC Run to the Blue Point Brewery. It was such an inspirational day! So honored to have all of you give your time and energy to our mission. 
A special thank you :
-To our event coordinator Concetta Van Winckel for her tireless work organizing our participation in the race.
-To the GLIRC for including us in their charities for this race. It was an incredibly moving day for all who participated!
-To all who chose to donate to William’s Warriors or stop by our table and learn about what we do
- To Tom Mazzie of Hill Specialities for making our running shirts on such short notice! 
- To Adrienne Morpurgo and Concetta Van Winckel for doubling back to push me to the finish line. It’s been a LONG time since I have done any serious running! The help was much appreciated (and needed!!!).
1) Sarah Acunzo 
2) Rose Cerniglia-Allen
3) Nicole Amico Boeckel
4) Damian Trusnovec Bradley
5) Bill Bradley
6) Erin Carney
7) Nicole Cusato
8) Lisa DePaoli (volunteer)
8) Jessica Deutsch
9) Kim Dominici
10) KJ Harry, Kim Harrison
11) Erin Garland
12) Joe Iannello
13) Nick Iannello 
14) Lori Indemaio
15) Lori Perrotta Ippolito
16) Adrienne Smith Morpurgo
17) Brian Nava
18) Erin Carney
19) John Novak (volunteer)
20) Amy McDuffee Novak (volunteer)
21) Stacey Rubino 
22) Bryan Schuster
23) Dan Sullivan (volunteer)
24) Theresa Sullivan (volunteer)
25) Nancy Thaler (volunteer)
26) Brian Van Winckel
27) Concetta Van Winckel

Photographers: Maggie and Christine Boyd
Cheering Squad: Schultz Crew, Loren Armstrong, Kim Dom and Friends!!!
Paid But Unable to Attend:
Liz Donroe
Shannon Handley
Heather Niedzwiecki
Matt Ellwood 

 

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A Big Thank You to OOLY, Buddha Board, The Pencil Grip and Pint Size Painters for their generous donation of supplies!
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Become a SuperHero
and join the fight against Pediatric Cancer!

William's Warriors are working hard to spread the word. They want to help you tap into YOUR inner superhero and help save the day in the battle against Childhood Cancer. There are so many ways to help out with Awareness, Advocacy and Support. Explore our efforts to fund medulloblastoma research and to provide art therapy to pediatric patients in and out of the hospital with William's Heart-Works. 

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2019- 20 Partnerships

William’s Warriors is thrilled to announce a 2019 (and hopefully beyond) partnership with Love Your Melon. On a mission to improve the lives of children facing cancer, Love Your Melon began with the simple idea of putting a hat on every child battling cancer in America.  After achieving the original goal of giving 45,000 hats — one for every child fighting cancer in America — Love Your Melon set a new goal of giving one million dollars to pediatric cancer research and providing immediate support to children and their families.  Love Your Melon quickly exceeded these expectations, and to date, LYM has given over 6.1 million dollars to the fight against pediatric cancer and over 160,000 hats to children battling cancer.  Fifty percent (50%) of net profit from the sale of all Love Your Melon products is given to the Love Your Melon Fund to support nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer, create therapeutic experiences, and fund charitable programming initiatives for children and families battling cancer. 

 

William’s Warriors is honored to have been selected as one of Love Your Melon's nonprofit partners.  Love Your Melon has generously given a $10,000 grant to William’s Warriors with the focus on pediatric brain cancer research.  We cannot thank Love Your Melon enough for supporting our efforts.  William’s Superhero Fund is a rescue mission that William would have been proud of leading – to save other kids’ lives.  When William was diagnosed, there were no options for treatment other than a toxic chemo regiment, which had no targeting capability. This approach is outdated and unsuccessful. This fund is dedicated to changing this reality for the children battling brain cancer.  The money raised by William’s Superhero Fund supports childhood cancer research in the laboratory of Robert Wechsler-Reya, Ph.D., SBP scientist and world-renowned expert on medulloblastoma.  Dr. Wechsler-Reya is dedicated to translating his scientific discoveries into therapies that can improve the lives of children with cancer.  Thanks to the generosity of Love Your Melon, William’s legacy lives on and Dr. Wechsler-Reya will be able to continue his groundbreaking research in finding a cure for pediatric brain cancer.

 

Stay tuned for more exciting updates about the Love Your Melon and William’s Warriors partnership throughout the year.  Thank you, Love Your Melon!

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SRC Run to the Blue Point Brewery

Sat January 18,2020

Patchogue, NY US 11772 

Gold over Cold!!

William’s Warriors are thrilled to be honored for a second year as one of the beneficiaries of the incredible Sayville Running Company Run to the Blue Point Brewery. Warriors braved the cold to go gold in the fight against childhood cancer at the S R C Run to the Blue Point Brewery on January 18th. It warmed our hearts to see so many joining Team William's Warriors. Thank you so much for giving your time and energy to our mission.

A special thank you :

- To Concetta Van Winckel, our amazing and tireless event coordinator, for all the work you did to organize our participation in the race.

-To Amy McDuffee Novak, John Novak and KJ Harry for working the William's Warriors table, raffle and telling runners about us in the tent.

-To the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) and SRC for including us in their charities for this race. It was an incredible day for all who participated! We are already training for next year:)

-To Team William's Warriors for going gold and supporting our mission.

1) Sarah Acunzo

2) Rose Allen

3) Cathryn Brucculeri

4) Erin Carney

5) Erika Coiro

6) Kim Crettol

7) Jessica Deutsch

Thomas Francisci

9) Erin Garland

10) Stephanie Giaquinto

11) Lori Indemaio

12) Lori Ippolito

13) Shayne Lewis (& Triathlete Team Members)

14) Greg Littell

15) Jenny McNulty

16) Adrienne Morpurgo

17) Brian Nava

18) Stacey Rubino

19) Margaret Schultz

20) Brian Van Winckel

21) Concetta Van Winckel

22) Stephen Wefer

23) Josh Yang

24) Kelley McCarthy

& Jill Valdes who did a virtual run.

& Elise Wickenhauser for cheering us on the race course.

-Thank you to race director Ric DiVeglio and Sue Fitzpatrick from GLIRC.

-To all who chose to donate to William’s Warriors or stop by our table and learn about what we do

-To LIRP, Long Island Running Photos for these wonderful photos!

- To Tom Mazzie of Hill Specialities for making our running shirts.

- To Adrienne Morpurgo and Concetta Van Winckel for heading back into the race to bring all our warriors across the finish line!

 

 

 

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This year William's Warriors had the honor of being one of the beneficiaries for the SRC Run to the Blue Point Brewery. 

William’s Warriors were out in force at the SRC Run to the Blue Point Brewery. It was such an inspirational day! So honored to have all of you give your time and energy to our mission. 
A special thank you :
-To our event coordinator Concetta Van Winckel for her tireless work organizing our participation in the race.
-To the GLIRC for including us in their charities for this race. It was an incredibly moving day for all who participated!
-To all who chose to donate to William’s Warriors or stop by our table and learn about what we do
- To Tom Mazzie of Hill Specialities for making our running shirts on such short notice! 
- To Adrienne Morpurgo and Concetta Van Winckel for doubling back to push me to the finish line. It’s been a LONG time since I have done any serious running! The help was much appreciated (and needed!!!).
1) Sarah Acunzo 
2) Rose Cerniglia-Allen
3) Nicole Amico Boeckel
4) Damian Trusnovec Bradley
5) Bill Bradley
6) Erin Carney
7) Nicole Cusato
8) Lisa DePaoli (volunteer)
8) Jessica Deutsch
9) Kim Dominici
10) KJ Harry, Kim Harrison
11) Erin Garland
12) Joe Iannello
13) Nick Iannello 
14) Lori Indemaio
15) Lori Perrotta Ippolito
16) Adrienne Smith Morpurgo
17) Brian Nava
18) Erin Carney
19) John Novak (volunteer)
20) Amy McDuffee Novak (volunteer)
21) Stacey Rubino 
22) Bryan Schuster
23) Dan Sullivan (volunteer)
24) Theresa Sullivan (volunteer)
25) Nancy Thaler (volunteer)
26) Brian Van Winckel
27) Concetta Van Winckel

Photographers: Maggie and Christine Boyd
Cheering Squad: Schultz Crew, Loren Armstrong, Kim Dom and Friends!!!
Paid But Unable to Attend:
Liz Donroe
Shannon Handley
Heather Niedzwiecki
Matt Ellwood 

 

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SRC Run to the Blue Point Brewery

Sat January 19, 2019

Patchogue, NY US 11772 

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IMPACT : 2018
In our first year as a nonprofit we donated $15,000 to William's Superhero Fund with Wechsler-Reya lab at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute for medulloblastoma/brain cancer research. William's Heart-Works sent 75 Creative Care Packages all over the United States to children undergoing cancer treatment so that they could have access to art therapy at home. Finally, William's Warriors delivered seasonal art /craft supplies for winter holidays, Valentine's day, Spring, 4th of July, Halloween and Thanksgiving as well as bulk supply delivery in September keeping our art cart stocked at Cohen Children's Medical Center. General art supplies were also sent to Stony Brook Children's Hospital, NYU Winthrop, "Draw It Out " books for Hospice Care Network and fall art supplies for the Ronald McDonald House. 

Impact : 2017

With your help, William's Chalk the Walk and Be a Hero T-shirt Campaign raised $11,382.00 for medulloblastoma research! We collected art supplies for Stony Brook Children's Hospital, Cohen Children's Medical Center and the Hospice Care Network! In addition, CCMC received an art-cart and the Hospice Care Network received Art with Heart art therapy books! Starting 2018, we have added the NYU Winthrop Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House to our recipient members list. In January 2018  we began sending Creative Care Packages to children undergoing cancer treatment. 
Way To Go Heroes!!!!

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