I am a heavy supporter of the Dream Foundation. My mom and stepdad are on the board. The Dream Foundation grants wishes to terminally ill adults. Every six months I do huge Ebay auctions through Auction Cause, where I give a portion of the proceeds to the Dream Foundation.
I also work closely with Russell Simmons and help him in his Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. A while ago I hosted his big charity event in Miami and we are planning a trip to Africa soon!
The third annual Coolest 24 mountain bike race against cancer got going at noon Saturday in spite of rainy conditions that swamped the Olmstead Loop Trail in Cool. Close to 700 riders began 8 hour and 24 hour courses riding to raise money for cancer. Teams and solo efforts tackled the muddy course in rain that continue throughout the weekend. According to the Coolest 24 website, this years fundraising monies will be donated to The Dream Foundation, an organization that helps adult recipients devasted by cancer, diagnosed with terminal illness, with life expectancy of one year or less, find closure granting final wishes. Riders rode for fun and also in many cases remembering loved ones fighting cancer or lost to this dreaded disease.
In the same week that Karen Marquadt learned she had three weeks to live, her dream of meeting rock legend Bruce Springsteen came true — made possible by the Dream Foundation, a national wish-granting organization for adults suffering life-limiting illnesses.
With help from the foundation, Springsteen arranged for front-row seats for Marquadt and three friends at his April 16 show at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. During the concert, he dedicated his song “Backstreets” to Marquadt, proclaiming to the crowd, “This is for Karen.”
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Jessica Keenan tried on wedding dresses in a fancy Beverly Hills boutique, about 100 miles from the Santa Barbara, California, clinic where she gets blasted with chemotherapy once a week.
Keenan is 34 years old and battling Stage 4 breast cancer with faith, hope and a charity called the Dream Foundation, which helps terminally ill adults.
“You get a diagnosis and you never know how short your time is,” Keenan said. “I chose to believe there is going to be a cure. You still carry those dreams of getting married, having a kid.”
WHITESBORO — Newscasts these days seem to be packed with stories about fires and murders and crimes.
But, every once in awhile, a story comes along that deserves our attention because it reminds us of the power of our community.
Thanks to the people of Whitesboro, as well as a California charitable organization, one local man had his dying wish granted.
“People would never have believed how much this means to me,” said Tommie Riley.