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

The Apple A Day Prom last year was incredible! We're going to do it again this year! It's all happening Friday, June 14th at Nova 535 in Downtown St. Pete! Made possible by our BFFs at Pin Chasers!

Enjoy food from Ciccio Cali, Drinks from Tito's Handmade Vodka, Snacks from Chef Inspired Popcorn Company, Ice Cream bar from Old Farmer's Creamery, Coffee from Kahwa Coffee, Photo Booth from Jemrentals.com & so much more! appleaday.org/prom for tickets and details!
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The Apple A Day Prom last year was incredible! Were going to do it again this year! Its all happening Friday, June 14th at Nova 535 in Downtown St. Pete! Made possible by our BFFs at Pin Chasers! 

Enjoy food from Ciccio Cali, Drinks from Titos Handmade Vodka, Snacks from Chef Inspired Popcorn Company, Ice Cream bar from Old Farmers Creamery, Coffee from Kahwa Coffee, Photo Booth from Jemrentals.com & so much more! appleaday.org/prom for tickets and details!

 

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Can't wait to capture all the fun again!!

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‪Emma was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and has spent the past 10 days in the hospital. She gets to go home tomorrow, but will likely be in treatment for the next 2+ years. Thanks to YOUR donations, our VP Seth Kushner surprised her with an iPad today to keep her busy ❤️📱‬ ...

‪Emma was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and has spent the past 10 days in the hospital. She gets to go home tomorrow, but will likely be in treatment for the next 2+ years. Thanks to YOUR donations, our VP Seth Kushner surprised her with an iPad today to keep her busy ❤️📱‬Image attachment

 

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keep that lovely smile emma while you play on your ipad. it will help you through your treatments til you are all better !

Awesome job Apple A Day!!!!! Emma stay strong sweetie! Much love ❤️

Way to go Seth!!!!!!

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We are getting ready for our annual parties in Tampa & Orlando with lots of Apple A Day Kids!

If you are a business that would like to add anything to the gift bags that we give these amazing little fighters, comment here or email phoebe@appleaday.org!

Thank you to Pin Chasers for hosting our Tampa party!
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We are getting ready for our annual parties in Tampa & Orlando with lots of Apple A Day Kids! 

If you are a business that would like to add anything to the gift bags that we give these amazing little fighters, comment here or email phoebe@appleaday.org!

Thank you to Pin Chasers for hosting our Tampa party!

Baylor is undergoing radiation 5 days a week for the next 6 weeks. We KNEW we had to get an iPad to her ASAP to help her get through those long days. Thanks to much to Drew R. Garabo from Drew Garabo Live for making this delivery today! ...

Baylor is undergoing radiation 5 days a week for the next 6 weeks. We KNEW we had to get an iPad to her ASAP to help her get through those long days. Thanks to much to Drew R. Garabo from Drew Garabo Live for making this delivery today!

 

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Thank you for making this sweet girl and her parents smile!

Awesome work for an awesome cause! It makes the journey a little easier!

Thank you Apple-a-Day Foundation for all you do to help our little ones go through these terrible treatments. My grandson was also blessed to receive a IPad fromyou guys and our is the best thing. It kept him completely occupied during his treatments and even all days of no treatments but the early hours of testing and bloodwork. Definitely a God sent. Enjoy you iPad Baylor and I'm praying for a speedy recovery. Love you 😍😘☺❤💜🌹🎈🙏

What a wonderful organization!

hey baylor hope the ipad keeps you smiling through all your treatments til you are well again.

Sending love to Baylor and her family ❤️

I love this! #prayforbay #teamnichols

Wonderful!!!!!❤️❤️🍎🍎🍎

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❤️❤️❤️

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We heard that a little girl that is getting an iPad tomorrow from #appleaday loves Belle from Beauty & The Beast... ...

We heard that a little girl that is getting an iPad tomorrow from #appleaday loves Belle from Beauty & The Beast...

 

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Thank you again for making our girl feel special ❤️ much love

Thank you for your gift to sweet Baylor!

What an amazing organization! And a very special girl! #TeamNichols #strongertogether #BaylortheBrave 💜💜💜

That’s really awesome!!!

Thank you for this! How do we help your organization?

This is soooo AWESOME!!

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