HHH wishes to extend a hardy thank you to Stanley W. Eckstrom Foundation for their generosity toward our Polar Plunge and our mission as a whole. This the 3rd year in a row that the Stanley W. Eckstrom Foundation has provided their support! We are grateful that their gift will allow us to provide a lot of joy to kids that could use a little hope and happiness. To learn more about The Stanley W. Eckstrom Foundation and all of the good they are doing, visit https://www.swefoundation.org.
Thanks to West Michigan Uniform for providing these great shirts for our plungers this year!
HHH has been fortunate to get to know some of the extra special programs offered at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. We recently worked with the child life staff at the Intensive Feeding Program to “remodel” the play kitchen along with some other new toys, a play mat and crazy mirror. The IFP works with a variety of kids that have special eating challenges due to a medical condition. It’s common for kids in their program to have 3 meals a day for 8 weeks straight at their clinic. We hope some new toys will add to their positive experience in the program!
Sam is a 17 year old young man fighting a rare form of cancer called Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma. We’re happy to be a part of helping Sam capture special moments with family and friends.
Thanks to everyone who supports HHH and makes this type of gift possible!
We’re jumping again! On February 15th (time TBD, check back for updates), our dedicated plungers hit the icy cold waters of Gun Lake in Hastings, MI as participants in the Winter Fest. We’re not crazy enough to do this kind of thing just for fun, though! We were jumping to bring joy to pediatric patients during their hospital stays.
The funds raised will continue to provide items to entertain children that are undergoing long-term treatment, fuel and restaurant gift cards to ease a little of the stress their families are under and tokens of appreciation to encourage the medical staff caring for them.
We are so excited to launch a pilot program at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital where kids will get to drive a vehicle to their outpatient surgeries!! These pediatric patients don’t get to make very many choices regarding their treatment. Now they at least get to choose whether they take the sweet dune buggy or the jacked up Jeep! If all goes well, HHH is planning to donate many more vehicles for kids to use at the hospital. Thanks so much to all of our supporters for your part in making this project a reality!
Autumn in Michigan means visiting the apple orchard! Thanks to the generosity of HHH supporters, our sweet friend Avery is riding in style and comfort in his new jogger. His mom says that it’s way easier to navigate the orchard terrain with this stroller instead of his wheelchair. We’re so glad to have been a part of it… Have fun Avery!
This summer HHH had one of our most unique and fun requests to date. Our new friend Lily, who is a mermaid performer in her spare time, has been dealing with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a kidney disease for the past 3 years and requested a new mermaid tail!!! A huge thanks goes out to The Mertailor for their support in making this request happen. We were thrilled that Lily was able to debut her new mermaid tail at our 5th annual Bar-B-Zoo!
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Please join us for HHH’s 4th Annual Bar-b-ZOO @ Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park! The event will be held on Sunday, September 8th from 3:00-6:00pm. Arrive anytime after 3:00pm to be a part of this special fundraising event.
Your admission ($15 for 13+, $12 for 3-12 year olds and free for 2 and under) includes admission to the park, safari rides and a delicious picnic style dinner graciously provided by Distinctive Catering! You’ll enjoy seeing all kinds of animals while helping to raise funds that will benefit kids that are dealing with a serious health situation. It really is a FUNdraiser! 😉
Buy tickets in advance at our online store!!! Buy online and receive 2 free raffle tickets for each admission ticket you purchase! There is a $1/ticket processing fee when purchasing online. Show your receipt at the door (either printed or electronically on your phone) to get into the event. Guests can reference your name at the door to get in if you’ve purchased tickets for people who will arrive separately.
Dinner: 5:00 – 6:00
Meet one of our new friends Carsten! He received an iPad to help him communicate and for some entertainment too!