May 2016  –  We applied for our 501c3 status and trademark filed.  We also held our first official board meeting.


May 2016  –  We made a donation of make up products from Cosonova to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. There were over 150 gift bags donated.

June 2016  –  There was a Memorial Garden Dedication at Central regional Middle School in Em’s honor where there is a stone and a beach house bird house in the front of the school.

June 2016  –  We presented the 1st Annual Emiliana O'Brien Memorial Scholarship to a lucky recipient. The recipient received a plaque and monetary award.

July 2016  –  Heidi Daus Announces “Sparkle Strong” Childhood Cancer Awareness Pin inspired by Emiliana.

August 2016  –  We held our 1st fundraiser- Millie Mentor Day fundraiser at the Bayville VFW.

August 2016  –  We are officially a 501c3 nonprofit.

September 2016  –  We were granted a Proclamation by town to wrap the town in Gold in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

September 2016  –  We held our 2nd fundraiser- Golf Fore a Cause at the Cedar Creek Golf Course in Bayville followed by a luncheon at the Water’s Edge Restaurant.

September 2016  –  We started helping families with financial assistance.

October 2016  –  registered with Amazon Smile to accept donations.

October 2016  –  registered with Guidestar.

November 2016  –  Sparkle strong airs on HSN and sells out in less than 3 minutes.


November 2016  –  Purchased 50 Kindle fires to be donated to pediatric cancer kids going thru treatment at Monmouth Medical, Robert Wood, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.