A New Year, A New Beginning

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Over the last 5 years, the Conner M. Holland Foundation has offered financial assistance to 27 families in south eastern PA and delivered 5000+ pair of PJs to children at 8 separate pediatric hospitals across the country. We are proud of the contributions made to members of our community, as grant recipients have often told us how these financial gifts have eased the challenges of caring for sick children. These programs were developed and managed by a 100% volunteer staff, and as our organization grew we faced an important question: do we continue to follow our current path, or do we branch out in new ways in an effort to grow? We felt strongly that in order to continue helping families affected by pediatric cancer, we needed to make an investment in a passionate leader to expand our reach.

It is with great excitement that we introduce our new Executive Director, Rebecca Stanion.

Rebecca is a perfect fit for our organization. She is passionate about providing assistance to families experiencing a hardship and she has experience and a proven track-record in organizing successful fundraising events. Her enthusiasm, dedication, attention to detail and ability to motivate and engage members of the community makes her the ideal person to serve as our first Executive Director.

With Rebecca’s drive and passion, we expect to give assistance to even more families than ever before.

From One of Our Families: Jeremiah Brown

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We recently had the pleasure of talking with Jeremiah Brown and his family, who were kind enough to share their experiences with pediatric cancer…

Jeremiah Brown

Jeremiah with his girlfriend, Alexa

“As a parent, many times we feel we can juggle life and all the things it throws at us.  We handle the scrapes and bruises, and we even manage the broken bones and stomach flus. Yet when life through unfortunate events throws your life into a tailspin of doctor’s tests and hospital beds with that simple word of cancer, you think, ‘How will I be able to handle this?’ You have no choice but to keep moving along, though you feel completely unqualified. Then in the middle of all this, there are those special people that reach into your world and shine hope. The Conner M. Holland Foundation did just this to our family, when we were fighting my son’s leukemia, many offered help but the Holland’s were there to help in real ways.

Today, our son is in remission, and he is currently enrolled in the Pre-PT program at Messiah College. His idea is to one day help kids just like he was fight the effects of cancer treatment. The help the Foundation gave us in rent and fuel oil allowed us to breathe a little bit in times of running between home and the hospital room that Jeremiah spent months in while he underwent a transplant. Today, as Jeremiah continues to undergo treatment for the side effects from his treatment, we know that it was people like you that support this Foundation and others like it that really have stood with us in his battle. Thank you!”

The 3rd Annual Conner M. Holland Foundation Fundraising Gala

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Our 3rd Annual Conner M. Holland Foundation Fundraising Gala was a bigger success than ever! A special thank you goes out to our event sponsors and donors who graciously came out to support our Gala. It’s because of your support, we were able to raise over $35,000 to help families affected by pediatric cancer! Amazing!

Our Impact Since 2012

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Our foundation has made such an impact in such a short period of time, and it’s all thanks to your support! Please feel free to share this infographic with your friends, as we are so proud that we are able to continue to make a difference in the lives of our families affected by pediatric cancer.

CMHF INFOGRAPHIC (PDF)

CMHF INFOGRAPHIC

2016 Conner M. Holland Foundation Gala Event Sponsors

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We would like to personally thank the following individuals and businesses who made the 2016 Conner M. Holland Foundation Fundraising Gala possible. Without their partnership, we could not continue to provide financial and emotional support to families affected by pediatric cancer. Together we can make an impact! We sincerely thank these individuals for sponsoring our most important fundraising event of the year!

Thank You

Businesses

All Hands Interpreting Services, LLC Jim’s Welding and Automotive in Manheim, PA
Alure Salon Merves Amon & Barsz LLC, CPAs
ASL Services of Pennsylvania Miracles Consignment Shop
BathCrest Associates Moyers Mum Farm
Brookhills Investment Group & RBC Wealth Management Oregon Diary Supermarket
Country View Manor RS Hollinger & Son Inc.
Crouse Concrete Snap Computer Solutions
Custom Computer (Myers Computer Services) Stambaugh Ness, CPAs
Eden Park Pediatric Associates The Hess Agency
Eppinette Construction The Hub of West Virginia
Faith Church The Jennifer King Team of Re/MAX
Fravel Home Improvements & Remodeling Inc. Wiley’s Pharmacy
Brenda Zimmerman from Gateway Realty Williams Apothecary, Inc.
Giant Foods Wood Corner Garage, Inc.
Glad Rx Pharmacy

Individuals

Kevin Hale
Dereck and Tina Hench
Nate and Rebekah Hoffer
Kevin and Sheryl Holland
Steve Holland
John and Pat Kapp

About Connor M. Holland Foundation

Caring for a child with pediatric cancer is one of the most challenging situations any parent could face. Medical problems quickly turn to financial issues as one or both caregivers stop working to focus on the health of their child. During this struggle, no one should have to worry about growing stacks of unpaid bills. At the Conner M. Holland Foundation, we aim to relieve families of financial and emotional burdens as they walk through the journey of a life-threatening illness. Since forming the foundation in the Spring of 2012, we have provided grants to over 24 local families to help them as they fight pediatric cancer. We believe that together, we can make a difference.

If you would like some information about our foundation or how you can help, please contact us at info@cmhollandfoundation.org, or call us at 717-850-3540.