February's Kindness Ambassadors
Last month we celebrated kindness with our #FightCancerWithKindness campaign. Over those 28 days (and actually on in to March) we were overwhelmed by the generosity of our community. So many stepped up to be Kindness Ambassadors and took time out of their busy schedules to make a difference in the lives of our ASK kids.
Two year old ASK kid Olivia taught us that you’re never too young to show kindness to others. She used her Christmas money to buy toys for the treasure chest.
Mayor Levar Stoney taught us that you’re never too busy to fight cancer with kindness... and that donuts can help. We were super impressed that he made time during his first few weeks in office to visit our clinic. This was the first time that a Richmond mayor has visited in over ten years!
Media news personalities Nikki-Dee Ray (WTVR) gave a weather lesson to our ASK First STEP preschoolers while Morgan Dean (WRIC) celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday by reading in clinic.
Our ambassadors showed us that you can use any skill set to make a difference. The very talented ladies from the James River Heritage Quilters used their skills to make a beautiful quilt for our upcoming auction.
Ten year old ASK kid Reese shared her love of drawing by creating an art cart for our clinic while ASK kid Savanna collected board games to help pass the time.
By celebrating kindness in February, it reminded us that kindness truly goes a long way toward making life a little better for our young patients and their families. As they say, kindness never goes out of style so there’s always an opportunity to help create some smiles and make an impact with ASK. Here are a few options coming up where you can help:
Run, walk or volunteer at the ASK 5K & Fun Walk
Hold a Snack Drive or Donate Toys to Clinic
Make a donation to support ASK summer camp
Host a social event for our ASK kids and families