Dear Riprap community,
I am thrilled to share our first newsletter! Programming is well underway and making a meaningful impact beyond Manhattan into Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and even parts of New Jersey! Please read on for details on mission progress, an upcoming fundraising event and fun facts about our Friend in the Spotlight.
In light of the successful experiences with families referred through Mt. Sinai’s pediatric oncology clinic, we have opened referrals to Memorial Sloane Kettering.
We want to grow to reach more children facing difficult journeys, and we need YOU to help Riprap do it! How?
1. Become a Friend: We need more amazing Friends! At the moment, Friends are teaching dance, cosmetology, piano, cooking, yoga and martial arts. They are also connecting with children as reading buddies! Do you have a special skill to share, or do you love connecting with kids in need? If so, we have many rewarding opportunities to do good. Please consider applying HERE! And spread the word!
2. Donate to Riprap: Riprap needs donations to fund the services and the materials each child receives. Any and all contributions are deeply appreciated. Every gift makes a meaningful impact on a child battling cancer and 100% of donations go directly to the children. To make a donation today, please click HERE!
Sweaty Betty Soho and Erin Jacques Yoga Team Up with Riprap Friends
Don’t miss this fun, heart pumping, sweat inducing, cardio infused music yoga flow class taught by Erin Jacques. Your physical and mental strength will be pushed and challenged through several dynamic and creative sequences. Followed by slow, deep and long holds to release tightness and tension.
Tuesday, April 25th at 11am, Soho location of Sweaty Betty,
All proceeds directly benefit Riprap Friends. Sign up HERE!
In addition, Sweaty Betty has generously offered to donate 20% of all shopping purchases to Riprap Friends. Even if you can’t make the yoga class, you can still participate! Please join us at Sweaty Betty on Tuesday, April 25th, for snacks and shopping in support of Riprap!
Friend in the Spotlight
Name: Mia Molina
I am grateful for your involvement and interest in RipRap!
The name “Riprap Friends” comes from the word for a stone wall used to armor shorelines against erosion. We will provide a metaphorical armor for pediatric cancer patients and their families against some of the often overlooked erosive characteristics of that disease: social, creative, and emotional isolation that can be a severe impediment to full recovery.We understand that a child’s wellbeing depends on a variety of important factors, and among those factors is the child’s ability to be creative, intellectually stimulated, socially engaged, to have the opportunity to make meaningful choices in his or her day-to-day life, and most importantly, to have the support of family and friends during their medical treatment. Riprap intends to facilitate all of these things in the name of bettering the overall health of childhood cancer patients.
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Riprap Friends are continuing to make a difference in the daily lives of children fighting cancer. Every smile goes a long way in powering them through the next challenge on their journey. Because of your support, we are able to connect with more children and serve more pediatric oncology clinics each year. Please join Read moreRead more
Dedication & Tribute
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Today is National Daughter Day. Saturday, September 29th, 2018, should be Mariah Cooper’s 5th Birthday. Dedication This Saturday, over the final weekend of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, I will take on Ironman Maryland. It is a personal life goal, but really, it is the culmination of 7 years of Read moreRead more