ELLE Foundation Charter

Dean Richmond

Co-Vice President

Dana Richmond

Co-Vice President


of memories

As the visibility of the ELLE Foundation has increased across the pediatric oncology community, we have received many requests from oncology centers to consider expanding into an under-served area by supporting wish granting to pediatric patients in the 18 to 20 year old group. (Make-A-Wish does not grant first wishes for any pediatric oncology patient 18 or over). 
The ELLE Foundation Executive Board has voted on an amendment to the ELLE Foundation's Wish guidelines. The amendment will allow the ELLE Foundation to grant first wishes for pediatric oncology patients from the age of 18 to 20.

The ELLE Foundation executive board feels that, since these oncology patients are battling pediatric cancers and are being treated in pediatric oncology centers, they should be able to receive a first wish or a wish for a recurrence and not be excluded due to age.

Generations of Dance, Landing, NJ

Con Edison, NY

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
ELLE Foundation – Nurse Advisor

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One ELLE of a Foundation

The ELLE Foundation is the only wish granting organization whose primary mission is to grant wishes for children with a recurrence of cancer. Granting final second wishes requires an extraordinary financial commitment, but our Lauren's passion inspires us every day, and our dedication to giving these deserving children a chance to forget, to laugh and to find their 

inner spirit is unwavering.

We are proud to say that we are an all volunteer run 501(c)(3) foundation and 93% of every dollar raised goes directly to granting wishes. Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors we have granted over 30 wishes just in the past 6 years.


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Meet Vasia:

Vasiliki (Vasia) - One ELLE of a Disney and Animal Kingdom Adventure.
Meet Vasia, an 11 year old from Bettendoft, IA who is battling a recurrence of Clear Cell Meningioma. Vasia's wish is to travel to Disney,  and most importantly to Animal Kingdom, 
with her family.

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Laurie Richmond

President and Chairman

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2017 Q1 Newsletter

2016 Q4 Newsletter
2016 Q3 Newsletter
2016 Q2 Newsletter
2016 Q1 Newsletter
2015 Winter Newsletter
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Lauren “ELLE” Elizabeth Richmond

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