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The FOR A DAY FOUNDATION is a 501(C)(3) organization whose mission is to raise the self-esteem of children of all ages, who are fighting cancer and other illnesses. Through fun events and special visits, we offer a respite from their battle, if only "for a day."

2015 Events

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An Afternoon at DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, January 30th, 2015
By Erin Jenkinson: For A Day Foundation DeVos Children's Hospital Chairperson
“Do you want to build a Snowman?” What a fun way to celebrate January and all the snow in Grand Rapids! We brought Olaf to life at DeVos Children’s hospital this afternoon. Every child enjoyed crafting their very own Olaf! Even the bigger kids pulled themselves away from the video games to join in on the snowman making fun! I guess Olaf has a special place for every heart. I also brought out the glitter tattoos and boy were they a hit! One very special young lady jumped in and became the patient/tattoo artist’s. She was so excited to give everyone a tattoo, including a golden cobra tattoo on the police officer who came to hang out with us for the afternoon. Speaking of police officer’s, Officer Canine King joined us for the afternoon craft party, Officer King is also known as the DeVos Hospital resident canine police dog. The kids loved having King with us for the afternoon. All and all the afternoon was filled with canine kisses, crafting and cool glittery tattoos. I am looking forward to our visit in early spring! If you would like to join me at DeVos contact me at Erin Jenkinson 810-241-5671 Hope to see you there.


"Royal Tuck In" Hurley Children's Hospital, Flint, Michigan, January 19th, 2015
By Erin Jenkinson: For A Day Foundation Hurley Children's Hospital Chairperson.
Baby its cold outside, burr! A great big thank you goes out to Esther Skiba for getting me warm fleece blankets to pass out tonight at Hurley. The kids loved getting warm socks and a cozy blanket to cuddle in on this really cold January evening. I read several stories, passed out lots of books, crafts, tiaras, and goodies tonight. I was surprised to finish up a little early with 23 children visited, 13 boys and 10girls in all! I think the cold weather made everyone want to snuggle in and hibernate. If you are interested in joining me at Hurley Children’s Hospital on February 23rd, 6-8pm contact: Erin Jenkinson 810-241-5671. See you in February!


"Royal Tuck-In" Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, February 12, 2015
By Beth Monicatti Blank-Sparrow Hospital, Tuck-In Coordinator and FADF Advisory Board Member
“Royal Tuck In"—Valentine’s Edition was a huge success! Aimee Fitzgerald, Shawn Schram, Kim Gottesman, Office Tonya Williams from the East Lansing Police Department and our amazing escort from Sparrow Hospital Cynthia Meteyer all dressed up to bring some Valentine fun to the pediatric unit at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. We wore pink or red and had heart antennas on our heads! 14 kids ages 4 months to 22 year we gave them a Valentine, candy, books, stuffed animals, blankets, bookmarks, to celebrate the holiday. Thanks to Marta Gottesman and Shawn Schram for the special books!


Donation from Beverly School, January 2015
By Esther Skiba, FADF Detroit
FADF, would like to thank the students of Ms. Janice Hausman, from Beverly School, in Beverly Hills for the beautiful box of winter themed bookmarks for our hospital visits.


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