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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Liam is two years old and just started treatment for a Wilms tumor. He loves Curious George, construction equipment, books, and cars. A special thank you to @drewgarabo who is such a wonderful volunteer! Without our volunteers and your donations, these deliveries could not be possible. #appleaday #childhoodcancer #wilmstumor ...

Liam is two years old and just started treatment for a Wilms tumor. He loves Curious George, construction equipment, books, and cars. A special thank you to @drewgarabo who is such a wonderful volunteer! Without our volunteers and your donations, these deliveries could not be possible. #appleaday #childhoodcancer #wilmstumor

Jase is such a fighter! He’s 4 & has the best personality ever. He wanted his mom in the picture with him and told us that when his iPad gets old, he wants to give it to another little kid. What a huge heart! We can’t wait until he feels better and can join us on a delivery very soon! He’ll be the best #appleaday volunteer ever! ...

Jase is such a fighter! He’s 4 & has the best personality ever. He wanted his mom in the picture with him and told us that when his iPad gets old, he wants to give it to another little kid. What a huge heart! We can’t wait until he feels better and can join us on a delivery very soon! He’ll be the best #appleaday volunteer ever!

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How cool!!!

jase - hope you enjoy your new ipad, and pass it along when you are all well to help another.

He’s so precious❤️

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That is so so sweet

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When you donate to Apple A Day Foundation, you are directly impacting a child undergoing cancer treatment. These devices help kids stay connected with their friends and family while in the hospital.

If you or your business would like to sponsor an iPad surprise, DM us or go to appleaday.org/donate <3
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When you donate to Apple A Day Foundation, you are directly impacting a child undergoing cancer treatment. These devices help kids stay connected with their friends and family while in the hospital. 

If you or your business would like to sponsor an iPad surprise, DM us or go to appleaday.org/donate

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Our #NYC volunteer Dimitri surprised Cesar with his very own #appleaday iPad this week! It will help him stay connected with his friends and family when he is out of town getting treatment 💛 ...

Our #NYC volunteer Dimitri surprised Cesar with his very own #appleaday iPad this week! It will help him stay connected with his friends and family when he is out of town getting treatment 💛

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cesar, hope you enjoy keeping in touch with family and friends and also playing games while you are getting better.

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Liam is two years old and just started treatment for a Wilms tumor. He loves Curious George, construction equipment, books, and cars. A special thank you to @drewgarabo who is such a wonderful volunteer! Without our volunteers and your donations, these deliveries could not be possible. #appleaday #childhoodcancer #wilmstumor ...

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Jase is such a fighter! He’s 4 & has the best personality ever. He wanted his mom in the picture with him and told us that when his iPad gets old, he wants to give it to another little kid. What a huge heart! We can’t wait until he feels better and can join us on a delivery very soon! He’ll be the best #appleaday volunteer ever! 💛 #appleaday #ipad #pediatriccancer #superhero #tampabay #NYC #foundation #charity #nonprofit ...

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Our #NYC volunteer Dimitri surprised Cesar with her very own #appleaday iPad this week! It will help him stay connected with his friends and family when he is out of town getting treatment 💛 . . . #AppleADay #Childhoodcancerawareness #PediatricCancer #NYC #NJ #Orlando #Tampa #StPete #NonProfit #Volunteer #Charity #apple #ipad #laptop ...

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Jeremiah is 3 years old and is undergoing treatment for a Wilms tumor. He loves watching movies so we know that he is going to LOVE his new #appleaday iPad! Thanks to your donations, we are able to grant iPads and laptops to kids like Jeremiah every week! 💛 . . . #AppleADay #Childhoodcancerawareness #PediatricCancer #NYC #NJ #Orlando #Tampa #StPete #NonProfit #Volunteer #Charity #apple #ipad #laptop ...

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Now THAT’S what a Superhero looks like! James is 7 and in a clinical trial for #neuroblastoma in #NYC. He doesn’t get to see his brothers, sister & dad a lot, so his new #appleaday iPad will help him stay connected with them 💛 • • • #appleaday #appleadayipad #ipad #pediatriccancer #fighter #nonprofit #charity #cancerfighter ...

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Those capes 👏🏻 That skyline 👏🏻 The superheroes fighting pediatric cancer that we were running for 👏🏻! Thank you so much to @apinard for capturing our Superhero 5K in NYC 💥 • • • #appleaday #appleaday5k #run #newyorkrunners #runner #5k #nyc #runnyc ...

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Our first ever Superhero 5K in #NYC was incredible. We are so grateful to everyone who came! So many great photos to come 🥇💛 ...

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When you’re “super” excited for the 5k! Phoebe & Sara have done so much amazing work on the race and we are so proud of them! #appleaday #pediatriccancer #nyc5k ...

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Today, one of our Board Members, @stephsabota surprised Julius with a #appleaday iPad + @beatsbydre headphones! His mom says he’s been a little sad, so we are hoping this lifts his spirits as he fights Sarcoma. 💛 ...

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Hey #TampaBay! Stop into @noblecrust + grab an Apple Cider Boozy Slushie and 20% will be donated to Apple A Day to help us provide iPads and laptops to kids that are fighting cancer! #MakeAnImpact #NobleCrust 📸: @livelaughexplorestpete ...

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@collin_reporter got an #appleaday iPad from us a few years ago when he was undergoing treatment for cancer. Today, he is THRIVING & healthy! Watch as @jaydedonovan invites him to be the Grand Marshall of our Superhero 5K in #NYC next weekend! 💛 • • • #NYC #Childhoodcancer #survivor #pediatriccancer #5K #Run #Runner #newyork #newyorkcity ...

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Domanic is a Senior in high school. He loves going bass fishing + playing baseball. His family tells us that he's staying super positive and not letting #Osteosarcoma get him down. Today, our Vice President, @Sethhatesyou, surprised him with a laptop so he can stay on top of all of his school work and stay connected with his friends. YOU GOT THIS, Domanic! 💪 . . . #AppleADay #Childhoodcancerawareness #PediatricCancer #NYC #NJ #Orlando #Tampa #StPete #NonProfit #Volunteer #Charity #apple #ipad #laptop #SethKush ...

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Liam is two years old and just started treatment for a Wilms tumor. He loves Curious George, construction equipment, books, and cars. A special thank you to @drewgarabo who is such a wonderful volunteer! Without our volunteers and your donations, these deliveries could not be possible. #appleaday #childhoodcancer #wilmstumor ...

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Jase is such a fighter! He’s 4 & has the best personality ever. He wanted his mom in the picture with him and told us that when his iPad gets old, he wants to give it to another little kid. What a huge heart! We can’t wait until he feels better and can join us on a delivery very soon! He’ll be the best #appleaday volunteer ever! 💛 #appleaday #ipad #pediatriccancer #superhero #tampabay #NYC #foundation #charity #nonprofit ...

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Our #NYC volunteer Dimitri surprised Cesar with her very own #appleaday iPad this week! It will help him stay connected with his friends and family when he is out of town getting treatment 💛 . . . #AppleADay #Childhoodcancerawareness #PediatricCancer #NYC #NJ #Orlando #Tampa #StPete #NonProfit #Volunteer #Charity #apple #ipad #laptop ...

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This magical day was a week ago already 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️#appleaday5k #superhero5k #nyc #runners #run #nycrun ...

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Jeremiah is 3 years old and is undergoing treatment for a Wilms tumor. He loves watching movies so we know that he is going to LOVE his new #appleaday iPad! Thanks to your donations, we are able to grant iPads and laptops to kids like Jeremiah every week! 💛 . . . #AppleADay #Childhoodcancerawareness #PediatricCancer #NYC #NJ #Orlando #Tampa #StPete #NonProfit #Volunteer #Charity #apple #ipad #laptop ...

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Naomi is five years old and undergoing treatment for A.L.L. (Leukemia). She has some special needs, so you can imagine this is an especially difficult time for her and her family. We were so happy to drop off her very own #appleaday iPad for her today. 💛 • • • #appleaday #stpete #tampa #tampabay #pediatriccancer #cancerfighter #leukemia #nonprofit #foundation #volunteer #ipad #apple ...

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Now THAT’S what a Superhero looks like! James is 7 and in a clinical trial for #neuroblastoma in #NYC. He doesn’t get to see his brothers, sister & dad a lot, so his new #appleaday iPad will help him stay connected with them 💛 • • • #appleaday #appleadayipad #ipad #pediatriccancer #fighter #nonprofit #charity #cancerfighter ...

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Those capes 👏🏻 That skyline 👏🏻 The superheroes fighting pediatric cancer that we were running for 👏🏻! Thank you so much to @apinard for capturing our Superhero 5K in NYC 💥 • • • #appleaday #appleaday5k #run #newyorkrunners #runner #5k #nyc #runnyc ...

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Our first ever Superhero 5K in #NYC was incredible. We are so grateful to everyone who came! So many great photos to come 🥇💛 ...

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When you’re “super” excited for the 5k! Phoebe & Sara have done so much amazing work on the race and we are so proud of them! #appleaday #pediatriccancer #nyc5k ...

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We’ll meet you HERE tomorrow morning for the Apple A Day Superhero 5K! Registration and bib pickup starts at 10am! #nyc #nycmarathon2019 #nycmarathontraining #runnyc #nycrunners #run #pediatriccancer ...

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Today, one of our Board Members, @stephsabota surprised Julius with a #appleaday iPad + @beatsbydre headphones! His mom says he’s been a little sad, so we are hoping this lifts his spirits as he fights Sarcoma. 💛 ...

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💥 We are counting down the minutes til our #appleaday Superhero 5K in #NYC this SATURDAY! 💥 you can still sign up online (link in bio)! Registration & bib pickup begins at 10am Saturday at Pier 45 of @hudsonriverpark! For those asking: this is a true 5K that will be timed! Come get your best time... for a good cause 💪 • • • #run #runnyc #nyc #nj #nycrunners #nycmarathon2019 #running #5K #runforthekids #runforacause #pediatriccancer #runner #athlete ...

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Hey #TampaBay! Stop into @noblecrust + grab an Apple Cider Boozy Slushie and 20% will be donated to Apple A Day to help us provide iPads and laptops to kids that are fighting cancer! #MakeAnImpact #NobleCrust 📸: @livelaughexplorestpete ...

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When you see yourself in your #appleaday Superhero 5K cape. 😘 . . . #AppleADay #Childhoodcancerawareness #PediatricCancer #NYC #NJ #Orlando #Tampa #StPete #NonProfit #Volunteer #Charity #apple #ipad #laptop #5K #run #runnyc #run #runner ...

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@collin_reporter got an #appleaday iPad from us a few years ago when he was undergoing treatment for cancer. Today, he is THRIVING & healthy! Watch as @jaydedonovan invites him to be the Grand Marshall of our Superhero 5K in #NYC next weekend! 💛 • • • #NYC #Childhoodcancer #survivor #pediatriccancer #5K #Run #Runner #newyork #newyorkcity ...

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Domanic is a Senior in high school. He loves going bass fishing + playing baseball. His family tells us that he's staying super positive and not letting #Osteosarcoma get him down. Today, our Vice President, @Sethhatesyou, surprised him with a laptop so he can stay on top of all of his school work and stay connected with his friends. YOU GOT THIS, Domanic! 💪 . . . #AppleADay #Childhoodcancerawareness #PediatricCancer #NYC #NJ #Orlando #Tampa #StPete #NonProfit #Volunteer #Charity #apple #ipad #laptop #SethKush ...

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