May 2019 in Review

We are lucky to have had so many events this May, from hospital visits to fundraisers, and are looking forward to the many more to come this summer!

  • Real Life Nursery Fundraiser

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  • March for Babies MCC

On Sunday, May 5th, characters from CAC participated in the March for Babies at Monroe Community College. Hosted by the March of Dimes, the event was dedicated to making the health of mothers and babies a priority. The characters were able to visit the Family Zone and participate in the walk in order to support a great cause.

  • Posh Boutique Fundraiser

On Wednesday, May 15th, Crowns Against Cancer held a fundraiser at the Posh Boutique in Novi. We would like to thank everyone who came out to support us as well as Posh Boutique for partnering with us for this event.

  • Beaumont Hospital Visit

On Friday, May 17th, Crowns once again had the honor of visiting the children at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. It was so special to see the smiles on the children’s faces as the members returned to their roots to spread the magic.

  • Wish Upon a Prom

On Saturday, May 18th, CAC was invited to attend the Wish Upon a Prom, a special night for teenagers to experience the prom they might have missed out on due to illness and/or treatments. CAC members were able to help out with the start of the event and contribute to the preparations in making a magical night.

  • Relay for Life

On Saturday, May 18th, Crowns also participated in the Relay for Life in Shelby Township. The Relay for Life movement is hosted by the American Cancer Society as a fundraiser to support communities battling cancer. The characters had so much fun dancing with the children, as well as helping them make crowns and superhero masks. It was also a great opportunity to meet the other organizations dedicated to fighting cancer that were present at the event.

  • Super Drew Family Extravaganza

On Sunday, May 19th, princesses and superheroes from CAC attended the Super Drew Family Extravaganza, a fundraiser dedicated to helping families with children battling cancer. The event was hosted by the Super Drew Foundation and featured bounce houses, a petting farm, horse rides, face painting, a DJ, and so much more! The characters had loads of fun interacting and dancing with the children, as well as even going on a train ride!

  • March for Babies Dexter

On Sunday, May 19th, characters from Crowns also were present at the March for Babies walk in Dexter. The characters greeted people as part of the opening ceremony, participated in the diaper dash prior to the event, and had fun in the Family Zone as well as the mini party afterwards. It was an amazing memory for both the children and the Crowns characters!

  • St. Claire Shores Memorial Day Parade

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Crowns Against Cancer
March and April 2019 In Review

Happy Autism Awareness month! Crowns Against Cancer had so many amazing events during March and April to contribute to our cause.

March Events

Nico’s Birthday Party

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Walled Lake Central Make a Blanket Day

On Saturday March 9th, various characters visited Walled Lake Central high School for Make a Blanket Day. Ever since 2015, the Walled Lake Central Community has been partnering with Fleece and Thank You every year to make blankets for children in hospitals all across Michigan. In addition to taking pictures, recording video messages for the receiving patients, and of course making blankets, the characters also took a short break dancing to the “Cupid Shuffle” with the girl scouts in attendance.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Fun Zone

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Craft Day

On Sunday, March 31st, Crowns members gathered at Oakland University to create craft presents such as flower crowns, foam crowns, and masks to hand out to patients during future hospital visits. Old and new members alike gathered to build the Crowns community as well as carry out the Crowns mission.

April Events

Southfield Public Library Meet a Fairytale Princess Story Time

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Friendship Circle Visit

On Sunday, April 7th, CAC made another visit to the Friendship Circle of Michigan to hang out with special needs children during one of the weekly programs. The visiting princesses made crafts as well as read books and held sing alongs with the children. Of course, warm hugs were also shared.

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Gateway Sensory Haircut

On April 20th, Crowns characters visited Gateway Pediatric Therapy for Autism Awareness Month. The princesses interacted with the children as they received haircuts. Adding to the activities, the Ice Queen was able to share a special moment by having the opportunity to read a story to the children.

Lincoln Consolidated School Classroom Visit

On April 26th, CAC princesses visited the Lincoln Consolidated Schools in Ypsilanti to visit a special needs classroom. The characters sang songs, had dance breaks, read books and participated in making crafts with the children. There was time for the characters to visit other kindergarten classes and make many new friends as well.

Schoolcraft College Living and Learning Atypical Variety Show

Also on April 26th, CAC princesses attended the Living and Learning Atypical Variety Show at Schoolcraft College. Aside from interacting with the children, the characters were able to watch a magnificent talent show that included a rock band, a ventriloquist, and even a game of guess who. The show was presented by the Living and Learning Center, a nonprofit organization in Northville, MI that works with teens and adults who have autism and related challenges. Learn more about the Living and Learning Center here.

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Autistic Play Place Pancake Pajama Party

On April 28th, Crowns made a special appearance at the Autistic Play Place’s Pancake Pajama Party. Waking up early was definitely worth it, even for the princess of sleep! The fun event included a bounce house, corn in the hole, arts and crafts, hair styling with tinsel, and showings of Hotel Transylvania III and Finding Dory. One of the highlights was definitely catching flying pancakes to eat for breakfast! The characters had loads of fun exchanging their ballgowns and superhero suits for pajamas to relax and play with the children at this event.

February 2019 Recent Events + Upcoming Fundraiser at Olga's Kitchen

We’re halfway through February, and fitting for the season of love, Crowns Against Cancer has been busy with events spreading the love for the pediatric community! Want to take participate in the love? At the end of this post is information for an upcoming fundraiser at Olga’s Kitchen!

Recent Events

  • Craft Party

On February 3, our members gathered to help make blankets, Valentine’s Day cards, and other goodies to give to pediatric patients during upcoming hospital visits. An instagram live was also held where we interacted with our followers and answered questions! It was a great opportunity for our members to get together and foster the community of Crowns Against Cancer. If you have not already, follow Crowns Against Cancer on instagram @crownsagainstcancer to avoid missing out on future lives!

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  • Schoolcraft College Breast Cancer Awareness Basketball Game Fundraiser

On February 6, Crowns Against Cancer sold concessions, chocolate roses, and ribbons at the Breast Cancer Awareness basketball games at Schoolcraft College. A few characters were present to take pictures with the fans and help spread the mission of Crowns Against Cancer.

  • Blaze Pizza Fundraiser

On February 12, various characters made a special appearance at Blaze Pizza on North Squirrel Road to help raise money for Crowns Against Cancer. It was not only a great opportunity to fundraise, but to spread the word about CAC! The princesses were also able to try pizza for the first time. Here’s a silly video of one of the princesses from the day of the event:

  • St. John’s Hospital Visit

On February 15, Crowns Against Cancer visited the patients at St. John’s Hospital in Detroit. The princesses and superheros visited the playroom in the pediatric wing to hand out goodie bags and make paper plate dragons with the children. Spreading the magic and smiles at the hospital was a great reminder of our organization’s purpose.

Upcoming Events

  • Olga’s Kitchen Fundraiser

Coming up on February 22, Crowns Against Cancer is partnering with Olga’s Kitchen on Garfield Road for a magical and delicious fundraiser. Please come and show your support! All you have to do is notify your server that you would like to support our organization. We are excited to see you there!

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Crowns Against Cancer
December 2018 In Review + January's Superhero Night

December 2018 in Review

December was a great and very busy month! Here is a summary of the happenings that took place:

  • The Giving Tree Donation to Crowns Against Cancer (12/3)

    We are so thankful for everyone who helped make goodie bags for the Crowns Characters to bring on visits! It is due to the support from kind people like you that Crowns Against Cancer is able to continue bringing smiles to so many children.

    Read more about this on our Facebook page here!

  • St. John’s Bowling Party (12/4)

    At this event, the crowns characters had a lot of fun bowling and doing arts and crafts with the patients and families of St. John’s Pediatric Oncology.

  • Living and Learning Enrichment Center Visit (12/8)

    This event kept both the characters and the children engaged with three programs going on at once! The Crowns Characters had so much fun cooking, decorating crowns, and watching movies with the children.

The kids were interactive, making crowns and coloring trees. There were a lot of boys and the superheros were in character with them, letting them hold their shield or crouching down and posing. The princesses sang songs in the kitchen with one of their new friends, dancing around. The kids also made cookies and watched Elf (2003).
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  • House Visit to Princess Juvollia (12/22)

We had the lovely opportunity to visit Princess Juju and her family just in time for the holidays. This visit included story time, nail painting, and singing! Our own Native American princess had the joy of teaching the children a traditional Cherokee song. In exchange, the children also taught the princesses many things, such as what is a scooter.

  • Kids Kicking Cancer Holiday Party (12/2)

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  • Maggie’s Wigs4Kids Patient Gala (12/2)

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January’s Superhero Night

Crowns Against Cancer started the year off at Superhero Night with USA Hockey’s NTDP. Twenty-one of our heroic members attended the event on January 4th.

It was great to see the power of CAC all in one place!

It was great to see the power of CAC all in one place!

Aside from face painting, picture taking, and coloring books and crowns, there was even an obstacle course that our brave characters courageously traversed! And let’s not forget the amazing hockey game that took place!

The two ice queens were definitely used to the colder temperature of the ice arena.

The two ice queens were definitely used to the colder temperature of the ice arena.

Amazon Smile Fundraiser

Though December is over, it is always the season of giving! If you have any Amazon purchases throughout this upcoming year, please consider adding Crowns Against Cancer as your charity on Amazon Smile to donate a portion of the shopping transactions to us.