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WHAT: For Jesse Grace who battles Neuroblastoma, her dream to have a custom built playground in her backyard to enjoy in-between medical treatments will come true during a surprise wish granting ceremony hosted by the We Promise and Roc Solid Foundations
WHERE: Jesse Grace’s home in Williamsburg, VA (110 Oslo Court, Williamsburg, VA 23188)
WHEN: 11:45 AM - Saturday, March 19, 2011
March 17, 2011 – With steely strength, two-year old Jesse Grace is fighting the most important battle of her life: Stage 3 Neuroblastoma. At the most desperate of times, the We Promise Foundation will be giving her the gift of a dream come true as they surprise Jesse with a custom-built playground designed and built by the Roc Solid Foundation for pediatric cancer patients.
Granting her one wish couldn’t come at a better time, as two days later, Jesse Grace will be readmitted to a local hospital for a two-month stay to undergo her next round of treatment. “We could not be more thrilled to give this special hero the strength to keep fighting as she faces the difficult juncture ahead,” says John Blum, Chairman of the We Promise Foundation. “At the young age of two, Jesse can hardly pronounce the name of the disease that threatens her life, but in the important moments in between painful treatments when she can play without boundaries, we can deliver the kind joy every child deserves.”
In addition to their donation to the Roc Solid Foundation, the We Promise Foundation has provided numerous other grants to charitable children’s groups across the country that share the Foundations passion and mission to make a difference. In all, they raised over $600,000 in 2010 and over $3 million since 1999 to help make dreams come true for children suffering from life-threatening or debilitating illnesses.
To learn more about the We Promise Foundation, visit www.wepromisefoundation.org;
About the We Promise Foundation
As the charitable arm of Chartway Federal Credit Union, HeritageWest and SouthWest Community, the We Promise Foundation is dedicated to making dreams come true for children struggling with degenerative, life-threatening, debilitating or chronic illnesses, or those facing tremendous hardship. The foundation provides funding within the communities the credit unions serve with a single goal to put smiles on children’s face by making their dreams come true. The foundation was launched in 2005 based on the enduring success of Chartway’s previous charitable events. Since 1999, Chartway and its We Promise Foundation have raised more than $3.0M in support of numerous Make-A-Wish Foundation chapters, St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children, Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater, The Front Row Foundation, Toby’s Dream Foundation, Rock-n-Jock Charities and other charitable children’s groups who share our passion and mission to make a difference. For more information, visit www.wepromisefoundation.org.
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About Chartway Federal Credit Union
Chartway Federal Credit Union, chartered in 1959, is a not-for-profit financial institution headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with assets of more than $1.7 billion. HeritageWest Credit Union, chartered in 1948 and SouthWest Community Credit Union, chartered in 1937, joined the Chartway family in 2010. Founded on the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People,” the credit union’s fundamental goal continues to be to enhance the lives and financial stability of its more than 210,000 members. The organization provides services in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Chartway and its divisions offer financial services including checking and savings accounts, loans, credit cards, online banking, mobile banking, insurance and investment counseling to members. For more information, visit www.chartway.com.