brittanyI founded the Apple a Day Program in 2011, in memory of a courageous 16 year-old girl. My friend Brittany Hamilton was the bravest person I’d ever known. We became friends in 2008 at a charity event. She was a 14 year-old bald headed badass; we hit it off right away. My goal was to show Brittany the world of music, radio, to give her access to experiences she may not otherwise have had. What I didn’t realize through the course of our friendship, was that Brittany would teach me more than I could have ever shown her.

On her 16th birthday, I sat in the hospital with this fearless teenager trapped in a hospital bed. All she wanted was to connect with her friends. I had just bought a new iPhone & thought to myself how incredible this device could be for her. Once she got out of the hospital that time around, we were off on a shopping spree to get her an iPhone of her own. I put her on my plan, my family pitched in to buy her iTunes cards, and just like that – she was SMILING again. Texting friends, listening to music, sending me cat videos. It opened up a whole new world for this girl who had become accustomed to spending her time alone in a hospital. Brittany lost her decade long battle with neuroblastoma in June of 2010, just months later. It hit us hard. A child dying of cancer will never make sense. How could I keep her memory alive?

A year later on Brittany’s birthday, April 22, 2011, I founded Apple a Day in memory of my sweet friend. Our goal: “Keep Kids Connected While Fighting Cancer.” I witnessed firsthand how life-changing this small device can be. Since launching the program, we have donated 200+ iPads to children battling cancer. It has been an honor to spend time with these children & families with the same courage that my friend Brittany had.

I think of Brittany every time we surprise a child with an iPad. I make it a point to share Brittany’s spirit which each of them. My goal has always been to bring love, laughter, and positivity to these families who endure so much. In turn, I have become so inspired by these little heroes, gained so much love, and it is a huge privilege to call them my Apple a Day family.

With love,
Jayde

Learn more about us: www.AppleADay.org

‪Remember our Ugly Christmas Sweater Party? The final numbers are in! ‬

‪YOU raised enough for us to provide iPads, protective cases & apple giftcards for 4 kids fighting cancer! ‬

‪THANK YOU to everyone who was a part of it! ‬
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‪Remember our Ugly Christmas Sweater Party? The final numbers are in! ‬

‪YOU raised enough for us to provide iPads, protective cases & apple giftcards for 4 kids fighting cancer! ‬

‪THANK YOU to everyone who was a part of it! ‬

... And we’re now at 9 iPads!!!!! Our goal is #50iPadstoChristmas is getting closer!

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... And we’re now at 9 iPads!!!!! Our goal is #50iPadstoChristmas is getting closer! 

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2 days ago

Apple A Day Foundation

‪They are in treatment for cancer & they are under the age of 18. That’s it. Those are our only requirements to be eligible for an #appleaday iPad. We love what we do & rely completely on #donations to do it. AppleADay.org ❤️🍏

#50iPadsToChristmas ‬
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3 days ago

Apple A Day Foundation

This beautiful little girl is Evelyn! She LOVES Elmo and is so excited to watch lots of Sesame Street while she fights #neuroblastoma on her new #appleaday iPad. Thank you so much to our awesome volunteer Brooke for making this sweet delivery! #50iPadsToChristmas

We rely 100% on your donations to make this possible. Thank you ❤️
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This beautiful little girl is Evelyn! She LOVES Elmo and is so excited to watch lots of Sesame Street while she fights #neuroblastoma on her new #appleaday iPad. Thank you so much to our awesome volunteer Brooke for making this sweet delivery! #50iPadsToChristmas

We rely 100% on your donations to make this possible. Thank you ❤️

3 days ago

Apple A Day Foundation

This Holiday Season, too many kids will be stuck in the hospital getting treatment for cancer. We can't get them out of the hospital, but we CAN gift them with an iPad to help them stay connected + distracted!

SHARE THIS to help us reach our goal of #50iPadsToChristmas

AppleADay.org 🎄
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This Holiday Season, too many kids will be stuck in the hospital getting treatment for cancer. We cant get them out of the hospital, but we CAN gift them with an iPad to help them stay connected + distracted! 

SHARE THIS to help us reach our goal of #50iPadsToChristmas

AppleADay.org 🎄
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