Smarties, this came in from our friends at Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) and Carolinas HealthCare Foundation (CHF). This is such a beautiful story and a great gift idea for anyone on your holiday list!
The Baby J Fund Christmas Ornament Collection
Friends Beverly Ladley and Landon Slane team up annually to raise money for pediatric cancer research through the Baby J Fund. The fund is named in honor of Beverly and her husband Mark’s late son– Baby John Francis Ladley, III, who lost his battle with a brain tumor. Slane, a fine jeweler based in NYC, creates one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments from sterling silver. Ladley and her team of volunteers raise funds during the holidays with sales of Slane’s specially-designed ornaments. All proceeds support pediatric brain tumor research at Levine Children’s Hospital. Thus far, the fund has pledged $600,000 with a goal to grow beyond this commitment. To help them exceed their goal and to learn how you can purchase an ornament, visit www.babyjfund.org.