Ava’s Gift to June

Ava’s Gift to June, Inc. was created to help pay medical bills, travel expenses, and other costs associated with the treatment of childhood cancer.  Our organization is run completely by volunteers and relies solely on donations.  One hundred percent of proceeds go directly to the qualified and selected families to help ease their financial burden while their child undergoes treatment.

Ava’s Gift  to June, Inc. was named for Ava, who lost her left eye to Retinoblastoma in 2010 at just twenty-one months old, and her Great-Grandmother, June Pike.  When Ava was just one week old, her “pops”, great-nana’s son, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and he lived only one month from diagnosis.  Ava spent the first month of her life with her mom, Great-nana, and pop’s who was under hospice care.  During that time great nana shared many stories of “pops” as a baby and we were able to see the pain of a mother losing her child.  She would then look at Ava and comment on the “Gift” that she was. Ava’s Gift to June was created to honor the incredible strength and courage that both AVA and June displayed during their trial with cancer

Our annual fundraiser is held each year in early May.   The event is titled “Ride for Ava and Kids Fighting Cancer”.  The event is hosted by Rosehill Inn and Stables located at 6623 Prospect Rd, Monroe, NC, 28112.  This fun family event offers horse rides, games, prizes, food, craft activities, vendors, bake sale, raffle, and LARGE silent auction.

If your organization would like to host a fundraiser, such as: car wash, bake sale, dance, candy sale, or other event then contact: avasgifttojune@hotmail.com

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