According to Heroes For Children Executive Director/Founder Larissa Linton,
“When I started Heroes for Children, along with my co-founder, I wanted to create a legacy that would honor the beautiful daughters we had lost to a terrible disease. Ten years later, I am proud to say that Heroes has provided almost 5 million dollars in assistance to more than 4,200 families in remembrance of Taylor and Allie. As we turn the corner of our first decade my hope is to continue to serve these sweet families who are dealing with so much. I know from my conversations with them that knowing there is an organization out there that cares for them and is willing to help with their needs makes a big difference.
“Like the mom who told me they came home after a month in the hospital not knowing how they were going to make their house payment only to find a check in the mail from Heroes that would cover the cost. From urgent financial needs, to new laptops for hospitalized teens, and birthdays, proms and end of life celebrations, Heroes is here to support these families.
“My wish in 2015 is to have 100 Heroes. 100 amazingly generous people that contribute $1,000 to Heroes for Children. This $100,000 would provide much needed assistance to over 130 families who are struggling due to a childhood cancer diagnosis. It would truly make a huge impact right here in the community where we live. This special gift can be split into quarterly or monthly payments at the donor’s request. We will recognize our 100 Heroes at our 10th anniversary gala on March 28th.”