Friends & Family,
I am extremely excited to be serving as the Chair of the Josh Cares Junior Board this year, working closely with a fantastic group of volunteers to bring you the 3rd Annual Food Truckin' for Josh Cares on June 24th.
As a refresher, the mission of Josh Cares is to provide comfort, support and companionship to seriously ill children enduring lengthy hospitalizations without a family member who is able to be with them consistently. Professionally trained Josh Cares Child Life Specialists serve as surrogates for, and links to, the families who would be by their children's sides if they could.
Food Truckin' raised over $33,000 for this deserving organization last year, with an estimated 1,500 people converging upon Fountain Square for some lunchtime fun. Foodies enjoyed gourmet grilled cheese, Korean bbq, traditional bbq, tex mex, Cajun, chili, and sweet treats like gelato, popsicles and cupcakes at the only food truck festival to hit downtown’s Fountain Square. This year we have secured access to the curb lanes on 5th and will be back on the Square raising awareness and support with more Food Trucks than ever!
The Junior Board set a goal for ourselves to collectively raise $5,000 of support via donations of friends and family in support of Josh Cares as part of this year's Food Truckin' event. Please consider supporting Josh Cares with a donation to our campaign - $25 provides one hour of Child Life Specialist time with a patient and I cannot stress enough how impactful 1:1 CLS time is to the patients that Josh Cares supports.
Thank you for your support and please join us for lunch June 24th on Fountain Square from 11-2!