It's Ugly. It kills. Its Cancer. And it's on the rise among children. Heartbreaking to think about, and even MORE scary to think about WHY the statistics are increasing! In fact, 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. That's staggering!
So yesterday we spent the day with the Jessie Rees Foundation, to see what we could do to help courageous kids fighting cancer. And what an incredible experience it was!
Meet Jessie! This amazing young girl made a HUGE impact on others during her own cancer fight. Jessie Joy Rees, the inspiration behind NEGU, was diagnosed with Brain Cancer in 2011, and during her 10 month battle with cancer, she came up with the idea to help others smile with some toys in a jar... thus JOY JARS were created!
All across the United States, children who are fighting cancer, are now receiving Joy Jars full of toys that bring JOY!! Jessie's legacy of NEVER EVER GIVE UP, is spreading around the world. Pretty incredible, right?
When we arrived at the NEGU headquarters, we were instantly awestruck with the way the Jessie Reese Foundation is making an impact! With bins full of toys for all ages, we went to work to help fill more bins with NEGU Bracelets.
Capturing Couture was so inspired to help spread more Joy, that we are working on our own collection to give to NEGU of Stance Socks for teenage boys fighting cancer! If you'd like to donate Stance Socks, please drop them off at Capturing Couture at:
If you'd like to donate to NEGU, please click here!