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!!
William's Warriors Chalk the Walk
Chalking It Up Against Childhood Cancer
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 This approach is outdated and unsuccessful.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!
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:
A Big Thank You to OOLY, Buddha Board, The Pencil Grip and Pint Size Painters for their generous donation of supplies!
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.