CCA Program Director, Annie Reeves, is having a big birthday during #CAM2015! To honor her on her special day, she's asking that you donate to CCA via her Birthday Wish funder.
Annie says, "I will be turning the big 40 on Tuesday, September the 22nd and I would love to raise $1,500 (or more) for CCA! I have been working at CCA for over 12 years and I love my job. These kiddos go thru lots of surgeries, some get bullied at school...but they remain strong and brave. I can honestly tell you these kids are some of the most amazing kids you will EVER meet. They are truly my heroes! Please consider making a donation to CCA for my birthday to help the families we serve."
Love cooking or simply need some meal inspiration? CCA Mom Denise started selling Tastefully Simple 6 years ago as a stay-at-home mom. Her daughter Alexa was diagnosed with some serious medical conditions and since she needed to stay home, Tastefully Simple was her way of contributing to the family. Denise says, "I eventually went back to work full time as a Para-Educator in Special Education and I absolutely love my job. However, I keep up with Tastefully Simple because I love the food and products and it's a fun way to bring in extra income." If you shop as part of her CCA Fundraiser, she's donating her commission to CCA. Thank you, Denise!
Cora is just like any other two-year-old little girl. She loves babies, playing kitchen, going to the park and watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. However, the one thing that makes Cora extra special is that she was born with a rare genetic disorder called Craniofrontonasal Dysplasia. This disorder causes abnormalities of the head and face. Many children who have CFND are also diagnosed with Craniosynostosis. This is when the sutures of the skull close prematurely which interferes with normal growth of the brain and skull. Because of this, Cora had surgery at 6 months and 2 years old. She also goes to physical, occupational and speech therapy. She’s a little fighter and works hard for every accomplishment.
During September, Craniofacial Acceptance Month, CCA families, friends, volunteers and related support groups band together to widen the circle of acceptance for individuals with facial differences. The goal is to create awareness of craniofacial differences and to get people to see that “beyond the face is a heart.” We, like every other parent, want our child to be accepted for who she is…which is a kind, fun-loving two year old who loves listening to music, going for wagon rides and watching Frozen. To pitch in, for the month of September Jessica Smith will be donating a percentage of her Thirty-One Commissions to the CCA in Cora’s honor. If you would like to help this cause, here is how you can order: contact Jessica Smith at (320) 583.0846 or place an order online at www.mythirtyone.com/jsmith4702.
Love jewelry? Want to make a statement? Then, Jenn Lang's KEEP Collective funder is just style! Jenn says, "I have been a designer with KEEP Collective since November. One of my twins was diagnosed with Metopic cranio when he was 4 months old. Craniofacial awareness is near and dear to my heart so I have partnered with Children's Craniofacial Association on this fundraiser. I am donating my full commission to CCA for any sales made using this link. You can order anytime now through October 17, 2015. Order today and you should receive a shipping confirmation the next business day.
New to KEEP? Here's how it works! First choose a keeper----a bracelet or a pendant necklace. Next, choose your keys----charms that will help you show the things that are important to you. The keys slide right on so you can change them or add to your design later on! Need help with a design or have questions? Just ask and check out the Facebook page for awesome #CAM2015 ideas.