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 the Apple a Day Program 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.AppleADayProgram.org

2 days ago

Apple A Day Foundation

Shanella is one of our Apple a Day recipients and we adore her. ❤️Meet Shanella, who was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia just days after celebrating her 8th birthday. Sometimes, real superheroes live in the hearts of small kids fighting big battles, and those who care for them. Fight on, Shanella! ...

Shanella is one of our Apple a Day recipients and we adore her. ❤️

 

Comment on Facebook

Super Shanella 🎗💛

keep on fighting shanella, and use your apple to stay happy til you are well again.

+ View previous comments

3 days ago

Apple A Day Foundation

This adorable little guy is Andrew! He is in his maintenance phase for A.L.L. He’s expected to receive treatment for the next 2 years, but now he’ll be able to watch A LOT of Paw Patrol on his #appleaday iPad! ...

This adorable little guy is Andrew! He is in his maintenance phase for A.L.L. He’s expected to receive treatment for the next 2 years, but now he’ll be able to watch A LOT of Paw Patrol on his #appleaday iPad!

 

Comment on Facebook

hey Andrew - enjoy your ipad which will keep you busy during your treatments and soon you will be well again!!

+ View previous comments

4 days ago

Apple A Day Foundation

Once per month, we gift an #appleaday iPad to a child from out of town so we can spread some smiles around!

This month, Adyn was our special recipient! He’s in town from Fort Myers as he prepares for a bone marrow transplant later this month. ❤️ YOU GOT THIS, Adyn 💪🏻
...

Once per month, we gift an #appleaday iPad to a child from out of town so we can spread some smiles around! 

This month, Adyn was our special recipient! He’s in town from Fort Myers as he prepares for a bone marrow transplant later this month. ❤️ YOU GOT THIS, Adyn 💪🏻

 

Comment on Facebook

So awesome!! You got this Adyn!!

Thank you so much Apple A Day!!!! Adyn is very much enjoying his new tablet and it will be a great distraction for the next several months as he fights the battle of his life!! 💛 #AdynStrong

hi adyn, we love to see your smile . be happy with your new ipad to keep you that way during your treatment.

Go Adyn Go!

Erica Pickett 😍

+ View previous comments

Get your Ugly Christmas Sweater ready!

November 29th, we'll see you at First Chance Last Chance Bar as we celebrate the Holiday Season + kick off "50 iPads to Christmas" to raise funds to provide iPads to lots of kids fighting cancer!

Celeb bartenders Miguel Fuller, Holly on Hot 101.5, Drew R. Garabo, John Senning & Mika Rotunda! Awesome raffles & MORE!
...

Get your Ugly Christmas Sweater ready! 

November 29th, well see you at First Chance Last Chance Bar as we celebrate the Holiday Season + kick off 50 iPads to Christmas to raise funds to provide iPads to lots of kids fighting cancer! 

Celeb bartenders Miguel Fuller, Holly on Hot 101.5, Drew R. Garabo, John Senning & Mika Rotunda! Awesome raffles & MORE!

 

Comment on Facebook

See you there 🙂

We can't wait!

+ View previous comments

Load more
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text.

Start typing and press Enter to search