Category Archives: Childhood Cancer Support Events

13th Birthday/Awareness Event Recap

On Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – Alex’s Army came together as #onevoice with other childhood cancer focused organizations from the Northern VA area and together attempted to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Most people performing push ups!!! The event titled There is Strength in Numbers was held on what would have been Alex’s 13th Birthday and was held not only in honor of him, but to honor ALL children who are fighting, who have fought, and who will fight childhood cancers.

It was such a wonderful day filled with so many blessings. There were food trucks, guest speakers such as Gainesville District Supervisor Pete Candland, Stillbrave Founder Tom Mitchell, Hopecam Founder Len Forkas, and prayer led by Park Valley Church Lead Pastor Barry White.

Even though we didn’t break the Guinness World Record for the Most people performing push-ups in this initial attempt, we ended up with 1,108 people from all over our community coming together for a #greatercause on Battlefield High School’s football field ALL doing push-ups TOGETHER! We were SO CLOSE as the record was 1,645 people…we know our Alex and all of the sweet children who have left us too soon were so incredibly proud!

And just as children fighting cancer do not give up – WE are NOT going to give up. Stay tuned for exciting information coming soon!

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Thank you to our sponsors for this event: The Dunham Family, A-1 FloodTech, BB&T, F.H. Furr, Gainesville Hurricanes, Minnieland Dominion Valley, NextPoint Group, The Carlot Store.

Thank you also to the Non-Profits / Organizations who came together with us: D.C. Sled Sharks, D.C. Candlelighters, Fairfax Falcons, Healing Hearts, Hopecam, Ellie’s Hats, Special Love, Stillbrave Childhood Cancer Foundation, Sweet Julia Grace Foundation, Team Mathias, and The Truth 365

Special Shout-Out also to Backflip Cat Productions, Big Country Amusements, Commercial Sound of VA, CostCo Fairfax, Giant Dominion Valley, Chick-Fil-A Haymarket, Battlefield High School, Harris Teeter Heathcote Dr, Joy to the Kids, May’s Masquerade, Snowie Bus of VA, Park Valley Church, Pittsburgh Rick’s, RicArepa, The 501st Legion, Heather Williams KEEP Collective, Jeanna Hilton LulaRoe, Christina Stephens LulaRoe, Erica Tredinnick Honey & Lace, Kristi Catlett, The Little Things 18

Alex’s Birthday Awareness Photos

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Kid’s Helping Kids Amazon Gift List

Want to donate items for Alex’s Army care packages? We’ve created an Amazon Gift List to easily purchase items that will be delivered to us for this year’s care package drive.

If you haven’t already, be sure to pick Alex’s Army as your Amazon Smile charity and a small percentage of each of your Amazon Smile purchases will support Alex’s Army. Make sure you’re on Amazon Smile when you buy those Gift List items.

https://smile.amazon.com/registry/giftlist/3JZ3MA92IPQYG/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_gln

Guinness World Records™ Title Attempt for Childhood Cancer Awareness Press Release

Letter of Support/Sponsorship Form



Kids Helping Kids Care Packages

Our 2016 Kids Helping Kids Care Package Donation Drive was a GREAT success! With the donations we received just last year we were able to fill over 350 care packages which were mailed to children and families whose lives have been impacted by various childhood cancers as well as to 6 different Children’s Hospitals in the U.S. Pictures of last years’ event are below.

Hospitals we reached in 2016 included
*Inova Fairfax Children’s Hospital, Falls Church, VA
*Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC
*Pediatric Specialists of Virginia Clinic, Falls Church, VA
*Kosair Children’s Hospital, Louisville, KY
*UVA Children’s Hospital, Charlottesville, VA
*Children’s Hospital of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Our 3rd Annual Kids Helping Kids Care Package Donation Drive is about to kick-off in March 2017, and we are looking for participation from local Northern Virginia Area Schools and Organizations to help us reach even MORE hospitals this year!

Attached on this page are information pamphlets that you can use to reach out to your school or organization. Contact information for this years’ drive can be found on the attached Letter of Support. We will walk through step by step with your school or organization, so that you have everything you need to make your drive a success!

Our Kids Helping Kids Care Package Donation Drive is a GREAT way for kids in the community to GET INVOLVED and to help their classmates whose lives have been forever changed by childhood cancer!

Thank you in advance for your continued support.

It takes an Army to fight Childhood Cancer…TOGETHER we are Alex’s Army!

Alex’s Army Brochure

Letter of Support

Generic Drive Flyer

Elementary School Flyer

Middle School Flyer

Faith, Hope, Love 2016

While part of our mission is to help fund research for new treatments for childhood cancers and a large portion of our funding is allocated for this purpose, another big aspect of our mission is to provide Christian focused support for families impacted by this dreadful disease.

In 2016, we had our first ‘Faith, Hope, Love’ event for the childhood cancer community which featured Grammy Award Winning Christian singer/songwriter Laura Story for a night of encouragement and love. Laura shared her testimony and performed songs such as “Blessings” and “Perfect Peace”.

We had a separate children’s event with games, activities, and magic from our friend Turley the Magician! All guests were welcomed with a gift basket of goodies donated by local vendors such as Tranquility Day Spa, information from other local non-profits such as Healing Hearts Respite, and our very own Faith, Hope, Love coffee mug filled with Hershey kisses. Alex’s Army hosted this free event for the childhood cancer community and it truly was a night of Faith, Hope, and Love!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this night magical, special thanks to:

Laura Story, Inc.
Park Valley Church
Christy Jenkins Photography
Crumbles Bake Shop
Salsa Sweets
Tranquility Day Spa
Healing Hearts Respite

To our planning committee and volunteers

…and finally to all the families who were able to join us and help make it a night to remember!

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