For every parent who has heard the words, “Your child has cancer,” it is a moment frozen in time. In one shattering instant, life forever changes. Coping with pediatric cancer is one of the most distressing events that a family has to face. They are thrown into a world of unfamiliar and uncertain terrain.
The Ashley Lauren Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization incorporated with the State of New Jersey on July of 2005, was founded because of a passion to make a difference in the lives of these families. The desire to help others facing the same daily battle of pediatric cancer is held by all of those associated with The Ashley Lauren Foundation.
This group, that operates out of Colts Neck, holds several fund-raising events annually and always has volunteer opportunites. The group actively seeks people to help with operations including: grant writing, office support, public relations and more.
To find out more about the Ashley Lauren Foundation, AshleyLaurenFoundation.org
The Kortney Rose Foundation is an organization that is dedicated to raising funds to support research and education related to the treatment and cure of pediatric brain tumors. Enhancing the quality of life of children with brain tumors requires access to excellent specialty care, clinical trials, follow-up care, and rehabilitative services. Improving the outlook for these children requires research into the causes of better treatments of brain tumors. The goal is to find a balance between the best available treatments with the best quality of life.
Working in partnership with caring adults, Girl Scouts allows girls to explore their potential without competition from boys, an opportunity many educators consider essential for girls to achieve future aspirations. Unlike many other youth-serving organizations, the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore continues to devote its total resources to the development of girls.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Ocean County, is an independent, non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interest of at risk children in out-of-home-placement who are victims of abuse and neglect. The CASA volunteer serves as the child’s voice in court and is committed to moving the child towards a safe and permanent home. It is the purpose of CASA of Ocean County to recruit, train and supervise everday community volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children.
With a child being abuse every ten seconds throughout the nation, it is crucial we work together as a community to bring the CASA Volunteer to help foster children who are victims of abuse and neglect.
For more information about CASA of Ocean County, casaofoceancounty.org
The Arc of Monmouth is a non-profit organization in Monmouth County, providing services and supports for individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and for their families. (more…)