"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."   

-Margaret Mead


Organizations that helped Reese along the way...


ASK is a group that supports all families of children battling cancer at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, VA.  ASK provides financial, medical, psychological, and social support for families.



Connor's Heros also provides support to families battling childhood cancer.  Connor's Heros provided Reese and her family with many 'creature comforts' while inpatient at VCU Medical Center as well as reference materials on cancer and its treatment.



Friends of Jaclyn pairs sports teams with children who are battling or surviving brain tumors as a means of encouragement and support.  Friends of Jaclyn paired Reese with the Randolph Macon Women's Basketball team.  Go Jackets!  



Make A Wish grants wishes for children battling potentially life threatening illnesses.  Reese and her family traveled to Orlando, Florida and visited Disney World and Sea World during their Make A Wish trip.



Give Kids the World village houses families of 'wish' children - children that have traveled to Orlando through a wish organization.  Reese and her family stayed at Give Kids the World during their Make A Wish trip.  Give Kids the World was named the #1 most fiscally responsible organization to donate to in 2009 by Worth Magazine!



Hopecam helps children stay connected with their classrooms when they can not attend school due to an illness by providing webcams for the child and the classroom.  Reese used HopeCam to attend class when her immune system was too compromised from chemotherapy to attend school in person. 



The Princess Alexa Foundation provides dress up clothes for children hospitalized for long term illnesses.  Reese received a huge box full of princess dress up clothes - complete with an Ariel Princess costume that she wore for Halloween 2009!


Other Organizations we love...


CJ's Thumb's Up Foundation was formed in honor of Charlotte Jennie Reynolds.  She was diagnosed just a week after Reese with an aggressive brain tumor.  Sadly, Charlotte lost her battle with cancer in January 2010.  Her spirit lives on through this organization that will strive to support families of children with life threatening illnesses.



Cookies for Kids Cancer was established by a family whose son was battling Neuroblastoma at Sloan Kettering in New York.  Through Cookies for Kids Cancer, you can hold a bake sale any size, any where and have all the profits go straight to research for pediatric cancer.  ReeseStrong held a bake sale in September 2009 and raised over $500 for Cookies for Kids Cancer.  We have more bake sales in the works for 2010!



St Jude's Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its work in research and treatment of childhood cancer.  Reese's life saving treatment protocol was originally designed at St Jude's.



CaringBridge provides a platform for people to communicate with friends and families while going through a major medical issue.  Reese's family blog is housed on CaringBridge



DC Candlelighters is a support group for families of children with cancer in the Washington DC area.


Learn more about Childhood Cancer...



The American Institute for Cancer Research is focused on research which helps people prevent and treat cancer through healthy lifestyle and diet.  Here you can find free print and online resources ranging from research reports to recipes that help you learn more about cancer prevention and recovery.


CureSearch has united the Children's Oncology Group with the National Childhoood Cancer Foundation in search of a cure for childhood cancer.



The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation was founded in 1988 by dedicated parents, physicians and friends. Their mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.