For Jenny and Tré Wilkins, Christmas can be especially difficult. They lost their beautiful four-year-old daughter, Catie, nearly three years ago to cancer. If there is a glimmer of light in the midst of such loss, however, the Wilkins credit a mischievous elf for providing hope and honoring Catie’s legacy.
Desperate to get through the first Christmas without Catie, Jenny searched for a way to remember her daughter. The owners of Host an Elf worked with Jenny to create a program called Elves from Catie which honors Catie by allowing others to purchase an elf for a child with cancer, with 30 percent of the proceeds going to CURE Childhood Cancer earmarked for pediatric cancer research.
Last Christmas Elves from Catie, sent 537 elves into the arms of children who could use some comfort and raised $2,685 for CURE Childhood Cancer!
In anticipation of an even better 2010, Elves from Catie will be hosting “Christmas in July”. During July only, a 3rd elf will be donated for every two that are sponsored.
For more information or to donate an elf to a child with cancer, visit www.elvesfromcatie.com.