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This week we celebrated our 5th birthday!!

It is still absolutely insane to me that we're celebrating five years of making hospital gowns for children across the globe. In those five years we've reached over 3,000 families throughout 14 countries and the entire United States. We've sent items to 31 different hospitals through our NICU and Hem/Onc Unit boxes, and we've helped 14 other organizations further their cause with remnant pieces from gowns as well. That may not seem like much to some, but WOW does it feel amazing on my end to know we're impacting so many lives both directly and indirectly. 

This month, we hosted the first spa day for ASK families in honor of Abbie Waters. This was done through out Abbie's Nail Salon and Spa program, the photos are on our Facebook page - it was not only a huge success, but also the first real event we've ever put together. We graciously thank everyone who donated, attended, and volunteered to make the event so amazing! We look forward to next year's event already! This was a new program we started at the end of last year inspired by Abbie's nail cart, but also my nomination as a L'Oréal Paris Woman of Worth for 2016. We want to show these girls that they're more than just a diagnosis, or a room number, and to help them express who they are beyond the diagnosis. 

We currently have a Facebook fundraiser, that is specifically dedicated to fulfilling gown requests for this year and as many into next year that we can raise funds for. Since December of 2016, we have received nearly 300 requests for special hospital gowns, which is amazing, but nearly as many as we mailed out last year. We're excited to see our reach continue to grow, but we desperately needs the monetary support in order to meet the increased demand. Please share, donate, and invite folks to the fundraiser. Together I know we can raise the funds we need.
https://www.facebook.com/donate/10103877648767836/
This summer we're hosting our second virtual run fundraiser!!
It is called - Run for Fox Sake (get it...lol)

How it works: register for the virtual run/walk/stroll, and then in the month of June complete it - you choose the distance (3.1 miles or longer), the place, the time, etc. Once you've completed the 3.1 miles (or longer), post your results to this event. The top male and female time wise will receive a special award from us as well. 

Registration Fee is: $28.00 includes shipping and 1 medal
Addtional Medals for IRun4 Buddies: $6.00/per medal

We have a limited number of medals available, so make sure to register early otherwise they may be sold out.
They're 3.5 inch shaped medals, as the photo above shows, with a brown ribbon that matches the ears of the fox.

All proceeds from the race (less medal and shipping costs) will be split in half between Gracie's Gowns and the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation in memory of Felix Owens and in honor of Lienna Reeves, both who have received a gown from us during their lifetime.
Registration link is:
http://www.graciesgowns.org/run-for-fox-sake.html
A new to Gracie's Gowns fundraiser for 2017, will be completing this one-of-a-kind puzzle specifically and solely designed for this fundraiser! 

Each piece is available to be sponsored, there are 1,000 pieces to this puzzle and it will be assembled as pieces are sponsored, and photos posting our progress along the way on our website, but also on our Facebook page as well. Each piece sponsored is 1 entry into the drawing for the completed puzzle.

The winner may choose to keep the double-sided glass and framed completed, puzzle, donate to another family/organization, or donate to be displayed in the Gracie's Gowns office.

As each piece is sponsored, we will write the first name and last initial on the backside of each piece, if you're sponsoring more than one piece, a small message may even be able to be wrote as well - pieces can be sponsored in memory/in honor of someone too, with that information on the backside as well, I am able to write pretty small, and worse case we'll abbreviate as needed. 

The completed puzzle will be framed with glass on both sides once completed and then mailed to the winner, or wherever they designate for the puzzle to go. 

Puzzle pieces, and this year's quilt raffle tickets (which is a puzzle piece design ironically) can be purchase through this link:
http://www.graciesgowns.org/events.html
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