Treasured Moments Program
Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments. - Rose Kennedy
This program is made up of the simple things which may be overlooked by many but which mean so much to those on the receiving end. It is providing clinics with lollipops, tissue boxes and fun band-aids for their vitals area. Small things that help patients and their parents deal with the anxiety and fear of getting pricked once more, wondering whether their child's counts are good enough for treatment, etc.
It's the toys for the Treasure Chest where patients can choose a toy of their liking after having their port accessed or any other in-office procedure. It is the development of End of Treatment and 5 Years Off Treatment certificates and birthday celebrations. It's family trips to Fl Panther's games, dance classes for teen patient who loves ballet, make-up session for terminal teen who wanted to study cosmetology but did not get the chance, the inflatable tub for the mom who wants to give her terminal toddler a real bath in the hospital, and so many more treasured moments.
This program will also include the annual Holiday distribution of Target gift cards and Kindle tablets/mini iPads to newly diagnosed teens at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Baptist Health/Miami Cancer Institute, UM Sylvester/Holtz Children's Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and The Salah Foundation Children's Hospital at Broward Health, as well as the provision of grocery, Uber, and meal gift cards (Subway, Panera, hospital eateries) for families facing financial hardship, This program has grown year-over-year and the need is that much greater with COVID-19. If you'd like to donate to support these children and their families with gift cards, please click here.
With this program, Sofia's Hope wants to provide patients and their families the ability to create treasured moments that will become treasured memories for a life time.
American Girl Doll & Build-A-Bear Project
A Partnership with
As part of our Treasured Moments program, Sofia's Hope has partnered with A Doll's Journey to provide young patients with an American Girl "Truly Me" dolls and Build-A-Bear teddy bears. Our hope is that the dolls and bears remind these warriors to never feel embarrassed or ashamed of their beautiful bald heads. It is their badge of honor and should be worn with pride. They are our heroes and inspirations and we hope the dolls and support bears bring them joy and comfort now and always.
Dolls and bears will be distributed by Child Life Specialists at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Baptist Health/Miami Cancer Institute, UM Sylvester/Holtz Children's Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and The Salah Foundation Children's Hospital at Broward. Whenever possible recipients of the dolls will be invited for a special presentation of their doll at the American Girl store located at The Falls. If you know of a deserving patient, please contact Muriel Rivera at A Doll's Journey at (305) 298-4386 to coordinate this Treasured Moment.
As part of the partnership, A Doll's Journey is doing all the fundraising and Sofia's Hope is matching every dollar at 100%. Each doll costs $110 and the bears $50 so please consider sponsoring either or both for of these deserving warriors by using the button below:
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