Our Student Action Team presented Gianna Nicole’s Heart of Hope Foundation with $692 raised by selling Valentines. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” (Gandhi)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.-- While Gianna Nicole LaBarbera may have died of leukemia at just four years old in 2007, her memory is being kept alive each day by her family and volunteers through a non-profit organization in her name.
On Sunday, a local business partnered with Gianna Nicole's Heart of Hope Foundation to help raise funds for other families whose children bravely battle cancer each day.
The unveiling of the Pink Chair took place at Metro Bistro Restaurant in New Dorp on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.
For each customer who sits in the Pink Chair when they dine at Metro, a percentage of that dinner plate will be collected and presented to a Staten Island family each month.
"I'm honored to be part of what they've created and what Gianna's foundation is all about," said Stephen Valenti, general manager of Metro Bistro.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Circles formed underneath multicolored strobe lights, strings of silver moons and stars hung from the ceiling and the walls seemed to pulsate from the beat at the Monsignor Farrell High School gymnasium in Oakwood Saturday night.
More than 600 Monsignor Farrell High School and St. Joseph Hill Academy students and faculty danced the night away at the 31st annual SuperDance fundraiser.
SuperDance is organized by Friends of Staten Island (FOSI); a club put together and consisting of Monsignor Farrell High School and St. Joseph Academy High School students.
STATEN ISLAND N.Y. -- Posing with Santa Claus is a staple for children this time of year, but these poses benefit a good cause.
Children of all ages came to 5 Boro Power Yoga Kids with gift donations in hand for Gianna Nicole's Heart of Hope foundation, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization Wednesday to help children stricken with cancer, as well as their families.
The New Dorp yoga studio, which opened November 30th, hosted about a dozen children anxious to hang out with Santa before the big day, and regularly offers programs geared towards youngsters, family and seniors.
Studio owner, Karen Torrone, said the event is meant to inspire children to be kind towards others in the spirit of the holiday.
"When Christmas came around I [thought] what can we do to not only bring awareness to what we're offering here, but also a way to give back from the kids' level."
"This is a way for the kids to understand Christmas is not only about Santa giving, but also about giving themselves."
After cancer treatments left 5-year-old Isabella Harvey nearly bald and dejected for not feeling as "beautiful" as her favorite Disney princesses, a magical photo shoot lifted her spirits and is moving many of her supporters to tears. Click below to read more from Today News.
This was a complete surprise for Isabella & her family! We reached out personally, & I am so happy that Mother Hubbard Photography & Bella Princess LLC were more than happy to help grant this special surprise! Thank you Chelsea Knutson for being the most beautiful Cinderella, inside & out!
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On June 26, 2014 Gianna Nicole’s Heart of Hope Foundation held its 4th Annual Gala at El Caribe in Brooklyn, N.Y. Funds raised to support Gianna Nicole’s Heart of Hope Foundation come from individuals, families, businesses, corporations and full communities. The end result is 100% assistance that is channeled directly to children with cancer in the most humane, compassionate and dignified manner possible.
The Gianna Nicole Heart of Hope Foundationwas created in loving memory of Gianna Nicole LaBarbera. Gianna Nicole's mother, Jenn LaBarbera and her cousin, Lou Rasso get into detail about the foundation and share their families story. Their mission is to financially assist other families whose children are battling pediatric cancer. Gianna Nicole is loved and missed so very much and has left behind a broken hearted family who will always keep her beautiful memory alive through this Foundation.