2017 was an amazing year for Avery's Hope. We officially became a 501c3 organization with a mission of raising awareness and money for children living with rare GI diseases, and for their families who face the financial burdens associated with "living rare."
This month Avery's Hope joined with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and created the HOPE Fund for the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition with a 5 year financial commitment to the families and patients. We also established our relationship with the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Acacia Puleo Small Bowel/Liver Transplant Patient Assistance Fund by making our first of many donations to this program.
Early in December, we had a Giving Tuesday drive to collect toiletries for the families spending time in the hospital over the holidays. With your help, we were able to help make their time in the hospital a little bit more comfortable.
Please save September 16th for our annual Charity Event. This year, we hope to expand the century bike ride to also include a family friendly towpath ride and a 5K and 1 mile walk. More information to follow in the next few weeks.
We could not have done this without your help. Thank you for helping us to reach out and help others.
Wishing you all peace and hope for the coming year.
Founder & Executive Director