The EHE Foundation hosts an annual run/walk for all ages and abilities in April, which is EHE awareness month. This event is “virtual”, which means it can be done anywhere the participant is located. Participants are asked to complete the 5K during the last week of April. Registration includes a t-shirt, race bib, bracelet, and “Just Live” temporary tattoo. Each year supporters gather in small and large groups across the nation to complete this event. The number of participants continues to grow every year. 698 supporters participated in 2018 and raised over $23,500. We can’t wait to top that number in 2019!
Giving Tuesday is celebrated each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and after the widely recognized Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is recognized as an international day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season and is fueled by the power of social media. The day known as “#GivingTuesday” proved to be a hugely successful online event for The EHE Foundation in 2017.
The EHE community showed their incredible generosity in the broadest sense on Giving Tuesday in November 2017 by raising $70,290.00. Thank you to all of our supporters and especially our generous donors who matched $20,000 in donations on Giving Tuesday. Our donors’ doubling of funds propelled the motivation of our supporters and we could not have done it without them. A special thank you to Jane Gutkovich, Sean McCartney, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Supporters continue to celebrate their birthdays (and other special occasions) by creating a fundraiser on Facebook to support The EHE Foundation. Facebook allows supporters to easily create the event, share their story, invite friends, and track their progress toward their goal. This convenient online tool has allowed many of our supporters to increase awareness while raising funds for our cause on a platform that is convenient and familiar to them.
Thanks to Diana Donohoo, Scott Herbert, Terry Neugeboren, Stephanie Badten, Cortney Walters, Robin Spielberger, Malcolm Barrah, David Kauffman, Tracey Kubica, Rachel Huver, Susie Harris Wood, Ed and Cindy Rivers, Ingrid Coddington, Connie Jones Skipper, Olivia Wahl, Katie Loehlein, Michaela Burrell, Jessica Kostelac, Patricia Ruth hoover, Delaney Wahl, Sarah Yaneza, Karen Workenaour, Heidi Tolton Chatterson, Mélisande Lieber Heckman, Jeanette Regelin Neese, Alison Hughes-Waters, Natasha Kilfoil, Missy Stewart Pluta, Stacey Stefan, Michael Beaupre, Julie Wahl, Ann Madigan Campbell, Jay Leonard Tyler, and Aaron Mathew Crumm for helping us raise over $28,000 through individual Facebook Fundraisers
Brian Frank passed away from EHE on September 2, 2014 at the age of 28. Brian had only been sick for about 6 months and was not properly diagnosed until he passed. His family and friends, led by his mother, Darlene Frank, and his sister, Angela Osborn, organize an annual event in Brian’s memory, which consists of a golf tournament, poker tournament, raffle, and silent auction. They rally their entire community in Enumclaw, Washington to support The EHE Foundation’s mission in memory of Brian every year. This amazing group raised over $25,000 in the past three years to support The EHE Foundation’s mission.
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Stephanie Herald and Courtney Walters, along with other family and friends of Justin Herald organized a memorial softball tournament in his memory in Hailey, Idaho on June 3-4 2017. They had a spectacular event with outstanding community support, great weather, and a group of enthused players. Justin was a full-time fireman and paramedic, a certified CrossFit trainer, and an avid physical fitness advocate who passed away in January 2017 from EHE at the age of 36. His wife, Stephanie, and sister, Courtney, continue to rally support for The EHE Foundation in many different ways into 2018.