UCDC Partners with CCA & CORE

Lynne Ogle, Kevin Parries, and Rhonda & Blake Wallen have formed an organization called CORE, which stands for Cancer Out-Reach Effort. Their hope and dream is that the clogging community can make a difference. I share that dream and am excited about the opportunity to help one small boy’s dream come true.

Jacob is seven years old and has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma of his lower left leg, lungs, and abdomen. He is undergoing 54 weeks of chemotherapy, radiation, and then surgery. Jacob was given a Pillow Pet when he first began his treatments. It is his dream that every hospitalized child have a Pillow Pet to hug. The Pillow Pet company has agreed to match the donations that are given in Jacob’s name until May 31, 2011.

We have been asked to collect Pillow Pets and take them to Clogfest. Jacob really enjoys learning about the people that are supporting his effort, so please feel free to write him a note and attach it to your Pillow Pet.

If you would like to participate please bring your Pillow Pet donations to the Studio. If you would like to learn more about Jacob visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmcconahay

CORE plans on continuing to collect Pillow Pets and to distribute them at Shriner’s Hospital in Greenville.

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