Unfortunately, Casey's grandfather, Grampie (Bill Kelley), passed away on May 26, 2020. Grampie was a huge supporter of The Casey-Girl Foundation and frequently and proudly wore his Casey-Girl Foundation t-shirt. To date, over $15,000 has been generously donated to our foundation this year in memory of Casey. Grampie would be incredibly appreciative to know so many people made donations to a cause that was so important to him.
Our family lost Casey’s grandmother, Mammy (Barbara Walsh), on January 31, 2020. Mammy was one of Casey’s biggest fans and the #1 supporter of The Casey-Girl Foundation. Mammy made donations to our foundation ever year since the foundation’s inception in 2003. Our family sincerely thanks everyone who so generously made donations to pay such a wonderful and fitting tribute to Mammy. Mammy dedicated her life to seeking out and helping those in need and set such a wonderful example by always prioritizing the needs of others. There is no doubt that Mammy is reunited with Casey-Girl and watching over her.
Although we did not host a larger event in 2007 & 2008, through smaller efforts and continued donations from family and friends, we were able to donate $4,000 in December of 2008 to our designated charities. Thank you for your continued support and for helping us to remember Casey! Since the inception of Casey's Foundation in July of 2003, we have donated a total of $104,000 to the our designated charities. Five years ago when we decided to start this foundation, never in our wildest imagination could we have envisioned raising such a significant amount of money for such worthy causes. Thank you to everyone who has helped support Casey's Foundation in any way over the past 5 years.
Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported our 4th annual Casey-Girl Foundation Family Fun Day at the newly renovated State Street Pavillion at Fenway Park. We had another wonderful day with family and friends.
Thank you to everyone who helped make our 3rd annual event such a wonderful success! As a result of your continued support and overwhelming generosity, The Casey-Girl Foundation was able to donate $26,000 to our designated charities. This money will make a significant difference in the lives of kids from our community. Over the past 3 years, we have donated $83,000 to these worthy causes. In addition, for the third straight year, we had the opportunity to spend a wonderful day with our friends and family. So many kids had the chance to enjoy a day at Fenway Park while helping our family remember and pay tribute to Casey.
On Monday, August 22, 2005, WBUR (90.9 FM in Boston), a National Public Radio (NPR) Affiliate, ran an 8-minute story twice during the Morning Drive segment about the lack of funding and advancements made to the medical devices that are used to treat children. Much of the piece was focused on Casey's story and The Casey Girl Foundation. If you are interested in listening to the complete re-broadcast, you may do so by clicking on the attached link: http://www.wbur.org/news/2005/50873_20050822.asp
Thank you to everyone who helped make our most recent event such a tremendous success! As a result of your generosity, time and support of our event and foundation, The Casey-Girl Foundation was able to donate $18,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and $11,000 to The Dr. Joseph Madsen Research Fund through Children's Hospital - Boston.
Thank you to everyone who helped make last year's Casey-Girl Foundation Event such a huge success! After expenses, we were able to donate $18,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and $10,000 to The Dr. Joseph Madsen Research Fund through Children's Hospital Boston.
In April of 2004, Tom Moore completed the Boston Marathon, despite unseasonably warm temperatures. Tom ran the race in memory of his precious niece and through his efforts raised over $2,500 for our Foundation. Thank you, Tom!!!
The Casey-Girl Foundation, Inc. raises money for two worthy causes: The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Dr. Joseph Madsen Research Fund through Children's Hospital Boston. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Make-A-Wish Foundation strives to provide a meaningful and carefree experience for the child and lasting, positive memories for the entire family. The Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfills wishes with the hope of offering a welcome respite and just plain fun. Dr. Madsen's Research Fund through Children's Hospital Boston seeks to discover new ways to diagnose and treat neurological complications, including hydrocephalus, that impact the lives of children. This research project hopes to inspire a new generation of the best and brightest medical professionals to work on these critical issues. It is the hope of our family and everyone involved with The Casey-Girl Foundation that we will live long enough to see significant advancements in the treatment of these neurological disorders so that families much us like our family can see their children live a long and healthy life.
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