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

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Hili is 5 and has brain stem cancer. She loves dancing & unicorns and will use her iPad during treatments to keep her distracted from the discomfort.

To help kids like Hili, visit us at appleaday.org/Christmas
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Hili is 5 and has brain stem cancer. She loves dancing & unicorns and will use her iPad during treatments to keep her distracted from the discomfort.  

To help kids like Hili, visit us at appleaday.org/Christmas

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hey hill, hope that ipad keeps you dancing through your treatments til you are well again.

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🚨Important Update 🚨

We are up to 41 iPads granted and are so close to our goal of 50 iPads to Christmas. We could not do this without your support & donations, so thank you for all that you are doing!

If you want to help, there are many ways besides donating:

- Share, like and comment on our posts to get the word out! We are a small (but mighty) foundation and word of mouth is so impactful.

- Team up with family & friends and make us your charity this holiday season!

- Sign up on our website to be a volunteer for future events and fundraisers.

Appleaday.org/Christmas
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🚨Important Update 🚨

We are up to 41 iPads granted and are so close to our goal of 50 iPads to Christmas. We could not do this without your support & donations, so thank you for all that you are doing! 

If you want to help, there are many ways besides donating:

- Share, like and comment on our posts to get the word out! We are a small (but mighty) foundation and word of mouth is so impactful. 

- Team up with family & friends and make us your charity this holiday season! 

- Sign up on our website to be a volunteer for future events and fundraisers.

Appleaday.org/Christmas

Thank you to Micheal C. for granting 2 iPads + accessories to 2 amazing kids going through cancer treatment!

Appleaday.org/Christmas
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Thank you to Micheal C. for granting 2 iPads + accessories to 2 amazing kids going through cancer treatment!  

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August!

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Great holiday 🎁

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These were our faces this morning when we saw a $5,000 donation from Douglas K! This donation will grant 10 kids iPads, iTunes gift cards and cases. We are truly grateful for donors like Douglas and all of you for making this possible.

To help us on our mission of reaching 50 iPads before Christmas, please donate at appleaday.org/Christmas 🎄 ❤️
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These were our faces this morning when we saw a $5,000 donation from Douglas K! This donation will grant 10 kids iPads, iTunes gift cards and cases. We are truly grateful for donors like Douglas and all of you for making this possible. 

To help us on our mission of reaching 50 iPads before Christmas, please donate at appleaday.org/Christmas 🎄 ❤️

Thanks, Damian P. for your $500 donation! We will be purchasing a brand new iPad for a child undergoing cancer treatment with this generous donation.

We are one iPad closer to 50!

appleaday.org/Christmas
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Thanks, Damian P. for your $500 donation! We will be purchasing a brand new iPad for a child undergoing cancer treatment with this generous donation. 

We are one iPad closer to 50! 

appleaday.org/Christmas
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🚨Important Update 🚨 We are up to 41 iPads granted and are so close to our goal of 50 iPads to Christmas. We could not do this without your support & donations, so thank you for all that you are doing! . If you want to help, there are many ways besides donating: . - Share, like and comment on our posts to get the word out! We are a small (but mighty) foundation and word of mouth is so impactful. . - Team up with family & friends and make us your charity this holiday season! . - Sign up on our website to be a volunteer for future events and fundraisers. ...

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Thank you to Micheal C. for granting 2 iPads + accessories to 2 amazing kids going through cancer treatment! . . . #appleaday4kids #50ipadstochristmas #pediatriccancer #childhoodcancerawareness #nonprofit ...

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These were our faces this morning when we saw a $5,000 donation from Douglas K! This donation will grant 10 kids iPads, iTunes gift cards and cases. We are truly grateful for donors like Douglas and all of you for making this possible. . To help us on our mission of reaching 50 iPads before Christmas, please donate at appleaday.org/Christmas 🎄 ❤️ . . . #appleaday #50ipadstochristmas #pediatriccancer #childhoodcancerawareness #charity #donation #giveback #nonprofit ...

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Thanks, Damian P. for your $500 donation! We will be purchasing a brand new iPad for a child undergoing cancer treatment with this generous donation. We are now one more iPad closer to 50! Help us get there by visiting the link in our bio and donating! . . . . #50ipadstochristmas #appleaday #appleaday4kids #childhoodcancerawareness #pediatriccancer #cancer #nonprofit #giveback #holidayjoy ...

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HUGE shout out to Susan G. for donating an iPad + accessories! Without donors, we wouldn’t be able to grant iPads to these deserving kiddos fighting cancer. . . . To learn how to help, please visit the link in our profile. . . . #appleaday4kids #50ipadstochristmas #childhoodcancerawareness #pediatriccancer #nonprofit ...

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Thank you so much to Joyce G. for donating an iPad + accessories! Without donors, we wouldn’t be able to grant iPads to these deserving kiddos fighting cancer. Help us get to 50 iPads this holiday by visiting the link in our profile. . . . . #appleaday4kids #childhoodcancerawareness #50ipadstochristmas #nonprofit ...

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Thank you so much to Pam & Ridgewood Cooks for A Cause for their AMAZING donation of $4,430! This will provide 8 children with iPads and accessories! . . . #appleaday #50ipadstochristmas #giveback #nonprofit #childhoodcancerawareness #cancer #pediatriccancer #connection #nj #nyc #stpete #tampa ...

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From our wonderful friend, @drewgarabo : “Lillian’s having a day. She was admitted here on Sunday to treat her leukemia. On top of that, she caught a cold from her twin sister (hence my attire). I almost managed to get a smile out of her by giving her an iPad, which I also somehow managed to set up without a grownup helping me. Lilly loves avocados, Peppa Pig, and FaceTiming her sister. Thanks for supporting @appleaday4kids & allowing me to meet little angels like this one!” . . . #appleaday4kids #50ipadstochristmas #leukemia #childhoodcancerawareness #cancer #nonprofit ...

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Thank you to Frank G. for sponsoring an iPad + accessories with his donation! We cannot grant devices without your donations and support. Visit the link in our bio to help these kids stay distracted and connected during treatment. #appleaday #childhoodcancerawareness #nonprofit #donate #holidayseason #giveback #stpetersburg #tampa #nyc #nj ...

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We are so incredibly grateful to the amazing team at Harcros Chemicals for choosing us as their yearly foundation to contribute to and donating $5,000 to Apple a Day! This sponsors iPads & accessories for 10 children receiving cancer treatment. . This is such a huge donation and goes right to our 50 iPads to Christmas! We are over 20 iPads now! . Visit us at the link in our bio to donate and help sponsor an iPad today. . . #appleaday4kids #50ipadstochristmas #childhoodcancerawareness #sponsors #fundraiser #tampa #stpete #nonprofit #nyc ...

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Say hello to Richard! He is 10 and has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Richard loves legos, baby goats, Star Wars, Marvel, fishing & hunting. He had us cracking up today with his serious faces! He’s excited to use his iPad during treatment to stay distracted. . . Thanks to your support, we are able to grant iPads to kids like Richard. Visit us at the link in our bio to help! . . . #50ipadstochristmas #appleaday4kids #cancer #childhoodcancerawareness #leukemia #nonprofit #tampa #stpete #nyc #nj ...

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A big thank you to Lorraine in Hoboken for sending us 4 brand new iPads! These combined with gift cards and cases will be delivered to FOUR deserving children going through cancer treatment. Want to help? It’s easy! Grab some friends, family or coworkers and combine your efforts to raise funds to grant an iPad! . . . #50ipadstochristmas #childhoodcancerawareness #appleaday #appleaday4kids #nonprofit #giveback #cancer #tampa #stpete #orlando #nyc #nj ...

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This is Brendan! He is 15 and working hard at beating leukemia. Brendan was pretty tired, but was able to crack a smile when he saw his new iPad and @beatsbydre headphones. We wouldn’t be able to grant these devices without donors like you! A special thanks to @doseoftampa and @gospelofpatrick for shining a light on us with @hellotpa this week. They were both amazing volunteers! To help grant iPads to kids fighting cancer, please visit the link in our bio. #leukemia #childhoodcancerawareness #pediatriccancer #appleaday #nonprofit #tampa #stpetersburg #allchildrenshospital ...

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From our friend Allison at Cranksgiving: “This morning I made the donation from the Cranksgiving raffle - we raised just over $1,000 for the Apple A Day Foundation. With a bit of rounding up, I want you all to know that we donated enough to cover TWO iPads, complete with accessories and iTunes gift cards, that will go to children right here in the Tampa Bay area who are going through cancer treatment! This donation will help them stay connected with their friends and family while they’re stuck in the hospital, and also help them get a small escape from treatment with games, music, and more. Thank you to everyone who came out and donated to the raffle to support this wonderful cause!” Thank you so much for your support! . . . #appleaday4kids #50ipadstochristmas #childhoodcancerawareness #nonprofit ...

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Thank you Donna Smith for donating an iPad + accessories! Without donors like you, this wouldn’t be possible. Help us get to 50 iPads this month to give to children receiving cancer treatment! To donate directly, please visit the link in our bio! . . . #appleaday #childhoodcancerawareness #50ipadstochristmas #nonprofit #tampa #orlando #nyc #nj #givingtuesday ...

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Happy #GivingTuesday!!! Please join us in getting iPads and other devices into the hands of kids undergoing cancer treatment this Holiday Season! #50iPadsToChristmas . . . #HappyHolidays #GivingTuesday #Give #Giving #Christmas #Hanukkah #appleaday #apple #iPads #donation #foundation #charity #pediatriccancer #kidscharity ...

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Last year, we were able to raise more than 50 iPads for kids undergoing cancer treatment during the Holiday Season & we are ready to do it again! #50iPadstoChristmas is on! All donations now through December 25th will go directly towards these iPads! appleaday.org 🎅 . . . #Christmas #50ipads #ipads #charity #giving #give #givingtuesday #donation #charity #pediatriccancer #chemo #strong #holidays #Hanukkah #Orlando #Tampa #NYC #HelloTampa ...

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! We'd love your help with reaching out goal of raising 50 iPads before Christmas! Let's work together to bring some joy to kids undergoing cancer treatment this Holiday Season. #50iPadsToChristmas🎅 . . . #Christmas #ipad #Hanukkah #Holiday #HolidaySeason #Winter #Thanksgiving #BlackFriday #Charity #nonprofit #501c3 #volunteer #donation #giving #give #hellotampabay #tampa #StPete #DTSP #NY #NYC #NJ #Orlando ...

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From our amazing volunteer @drewgarabo : My man Jarious can’t wait to look up info on how to start an apiary on his brand new iPad, courtesy of Apple A Day and your donations. This kid isn’t going to let cancer beat him. He’s got a great spirit and a strong family supporting him. It was my pleasure to meet him this morning at @allchildrens hospital” . . . #appleaday #childhoodcancerawareness #stpete #pediatriccancer #nonprofit #nyc #nj #orlando #tampa #volunteer #charity #ipad ...

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Hili is 5 and has brain stem cancer. She loves dancing & unicorns and will use her iPad during treatments to keep her distracted from the discomfort. To help kids like Hili, visit us at the link in our profile! ...

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🚨Important Update 🚨 We are up to 41 iPads granted and are so close to our goal of 50 iPads to Christmas. We could not do this without your support & donations, so thank you for all that you are doing! . If you want to help, there are many ways besides donating: . - Share, like and comment on our posts to get the word out! We are a small (but mighty) foundation and word of mouth is so impactful. . - Team up with family & friends and make us your charity this holiday season! . - Sign up on our website to be a volunteer for future events and fundraisers. ...

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Thank you to Micheal C. for granting 2 iPads + accessories to 2 amazing kids going through cancer treatment! . . . #appleaday4kids #50ipadstochristmas #pediatriccancer #childhoodcancerawareness #nonprofit ...

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These were our faces this morning when we saw a $5,000 donation from Douglas K! This donation will grant 10 kids iPads, iTunes gift cards and cases. We are truly grateful for donors like Douglas and all of you for making this possible. . To help us on our mission of reaching 50 iPads before Christmas, please donate at appleaday.org/Christmas 🎄 ❤️ . . . #appleaday #50ipadstochristmas #pediatriccancer #childhoodcancerawareness #charity #donation #giveback #nonprofit ...

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Thanks, Damian P. for your $500 donation! We will be purchasing a brand new iPad for a child undergoing cancer treatment with this generous donation. We are now one more iPad closer to 50! Help us get there by visiting the link in our bio and donating! . . . . #50ipadstochristmas #appleaday #appleaday4kids #childhoodcancerawareness #pediatriccancer #cancer #nonprofit #giveback #holidayjoy ...

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HUGE shout out to Susan G. for donating an iPad + accessories! Without donors, we wouldn’t be able to grant iPads to these deserving kiddos fighting cancer. . . . To learn how to help, please visit the link in our profile. . . . #appleaday4kids #50ipadstochristmas #childhoodcancerawareness #pediatriccancer #nonprofit ...

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Thank you so much to Joyce G. for donating an iPad + accessories! Without donors, we wouldn’t be able to grant iPads to these deserving kiddos fighting cancer. Help us get to 50 iPads this holiday by visiting the link in our profile. . . . . #appleaday4kids #childhoodcancerawareness #50ipadstochristmas #nonprofit ...

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Thank you so much to Pam & Ridgewood Cooks for A Cause for their AMAZING donation of $4,430! This will provide 8 children with iPads and accessories! . . . #appleaday #50ipadstochristmas #giveback #nonprofit #childhoodcancerawareness #cancer #pediatriccancer #connection #nj #nyc #stpete #tampa ...

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From our wonderful friend, @drewgarabo : “Lillian’s having a day. She was admitted here on Sunday to treat her leukemia. On top of that, she caught a cold from her twin sister (hence my attire). I almost managed to get a smile out of her by giving her an iPad, which I also somehow managed to set up without a grownup helping me. Lilly loves avocados, Peppa Pig, and FaceTiming her sister. Thanks for supporting @appleaday4kids & allowing me to meet little angels like this one!” . . . #appleaday4kids #50ipadstochristmas #leukemia #childhoodcancerawareness #cancer #nonprofit ...

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Thank you to Frank G. for sponsoring an iPad + accessories with his donation! We cannot grant devices without your donations and support. Visit the link in our bio to help these kids stay distracted and connected during treatment. #appleaday #childhoodcancerawareness #nonprofit #donate #holidayseason #giveback #stpetersburg #tampa #nyc #nj ...

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We are so incredibly grateful to the amazing team at Harcros Chemicals for choosing us as their yearly foundation to contribute to and donating $5,000 to Apple a Day! This sponsors iPads & accessories for 10 children receiving cancer treatment. . This is such a huge donation and goes right to our 50 iPads to Christmas! We are over 20 iPads now! . Visit us at the link in our bio to donate and help sponsor an iPad today. . . #appleaday4kids #50ipadstochristmas #childhoodcancerawareness #sponsors #fundraiser #tampa #stpete #nonprofit #nyc ...

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Say hello to Richard! He is 10 and has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Richard loves legos, baby goats, Star Wars, Marvel, fishing & hunting. He had us cracking up today with his serious faces! He’s excited to use his iPad during treatment to stay distracted. . . Thanks to your support, we are able to grant iPads to kids like Richard. Visit us at the link in our bio to help! . . . #50ipadstochristmas #appleaday4kids #cancer #childhoodcancerawareness #leukemia #nonprofit #tampa #stpete #nyc #nj ...

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A big thank you to Lorraine in Hoboken for sending us 4 brand new iPads! These combined with gift cards and cases will be delivered to FOUR deserving children going through cancer treatment. Want to help? It’s easy! Grab some friends, family or coworkers and combine your efforts to raise funds to grant an iPad! . . . #50ipadstochristmas #childhoodcancerawareness #appleaday #appleaday4kids #nonprofit #giveback #cancer #tampa #stpete #orlando #nyc #nj ...

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This is Brendan! He is 15 and working hard at beating leukemia. Brendan was pretty tired, but was able to crack a smile when he saw his new iPad and @beatsbydre headphones. We wouldn’t be able to grant these devices without donors like you! A special thanks to @doseoftampa and @gospelofpatrick for shining a light on us with @hellotpa this week. They were both amazing volunteers! To help grant iPads to kids fighting cancer, please visit the link in our bio. #leukemia #childhoodcancerawareness #pediatriccancer #appleaday #nonprofit #tampa #stpetersburg #allchildrenshospital ...

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From our friend Allison at Cranksgiving: “This morning I made the donation from the Cranksgiving raffle - we raised just over $1,000 for the Apple A Day Foundation. With a bit of rounding up, I want you all to know that we donated enough to cover TWO iPads, complete with accessories and iTunes gift cards, that will go to children right here in the Tampa Bay area who are going through cancer treatment! This donation will help them stay connected with their friends and family while they’re stuck in the hospital, and also help them get a small escape from treatment with games, music, and more. Thank you to everyone who came out and donated to the raffle to support this wonderful cause!” Thank you so much for your support! . . . #appleaday4kids #50ipadstochristmas #childhoodcancerawareness #nonprofit ...

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Thank you Donna Smith for donating an iPad + accessories! Without donors like you, this wouldn’t be possible. Help us get to 50 iPads this month to give to children receiving cancer treatment! To donate directly, please visit the link in our bio! . . . #appleaday #childhoodcancerawareness #50ipadstochristmas #nonprofit #tampa #orlando #nyc #nj #givingtuesday ...

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Happy #GivingTuesday!!! Please join us in getting iPads and other devices into the hands of kids undergoing cancer treatment this Holiday Season! #50iPadsToChristmas . . . #HappyHolidays #GivingTuesday #Give #Giving #Christmas #Hanukkah #appleaday #apple #iPads #donation #foundation #charity #pediatriccancer #kidscharity ...

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Last year, we were able to raise more than 50 iPads for kids undergoing cancer treatment during the Holiday Season & we are ready to do it again! #50iPadstoChristmas is on! All donations now through December 25th will go directly towards these iPads! appleaday.org 🎅 . . . #Christmas #50ipads #ipads #charity #giving #give #givingtuesday #donation #charity #pediatriccancer #chemo #strong #holidays #Hanukkah #Orlando #Tampa #NYC #HelloTampa ...

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! We'd love your help with reaching out goal of raising 50 iPads before Christmas! Let's work together to bring some joy to kids undergoing cancer treatment this Holiday Season. #50iPadsToChristmas🎅 . . . #Christmas #ipad #Hanukkah #Holiday #HolidaySeason #Winter #Thanksgiving #BlackFriday #Charity #nonprofit #501c3 #volunteer #donation #giving #give #hellotampabay #tampa #StPete #DTSP #NY #NYC #NJ #Orlando ...

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From our amazing volunteer @drewgarabo : My man Jarious can’t wait to look up info on how to start an apiary on his brand new iPad, courtesy of Apple A Day and your donations. This kid isn’t going to let cancer beat him. He’s got a great spirit and a strong family supporting him. It was my pleasure to meet him this morning at @allchildrens hospital” . . . #appleaday #childhoodcancerawareness #stpete #pediatriccancer #nonprofit #nyc #nj #orlando #tampa #volunteer #charity #ipad ...

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