Non-profit Supports Children With Cancer and Their Families
Brittany’s Wish, a local non-profit that supports children battling cancer and their families, is holding its 15th Annual Toy Drive. Brittany’s Wish is collecting NEW UNWRAPPED toys to help Santa with his Christmas Eve delivery to each boy and girl spending Christmas in the hospital. Toys will be delivered to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Hospital, and Advent Children’s Hospitals.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brittany’s Wish, a local non-profit that supports children battling cancer and their families, is holding its 15th Annual Toy Drive. According to their website, “The purpose of Brittany’s Wish is to provide financial support and other acts of kindness to families in Central Florida with children receiving treatment for all types of cancer.”
Brittany’s Wish is collecting NEW UNWRAPPED toys to help Santa with his Christmas Eve delivery to each boy and girl spending Christmas in the hospital. Toys will be delivered to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Hospital, and Advent Children’s Hospitals.
Donations are being accepted for infants to teens, through December 14, 2023.
Current Toy Drive Drop-Off Points (with more to follow):
■ Planet Fitness – 1802 US-1, Rockledge
■ Planet Fitness – 840 N. Apollo Blvd, Melbourne
■ Rev Cut Mower – 2005 N. Cocoa Blvd, Cocoa
■ Dollar General – 135 N. Range Rd, Cocoa
■ Dollar General – 911 Clearlake Rd, Cocoa
■ Dollar General – 3805 SR 524, Cocoa
■ Firehouse Subs – 125 E Merritt Island Cswy #129, M.I.
■ 7-11 (Sunoco) – 3500 FL-524, Cocoa
Check brittanyswish.org for additional drop-off locations and for additional information.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steve Wilson was born in DeRidder, Louisiana and grew up in both New Orleans and Macon, Georgia. He moved to Brevard County in 1984 and retired from local government as the Community Advocate/Assistant to the City Manager with the City of Rockledge in 2018.
Among the awards and accolades Steve has received over the years are 15 + year Rockledge Little League volunteer, Brevard Public School Jefferson Award Recipient, Rockledge High School Raider Booster Award 2001, 2006, City of Rockledge Employee of the Year 2006, Rockledge Kiwanian of the Year 2006-2007, City of Rockledge Quality Public Service Award 2008, 2012, 2017, Rockledge Kiwanis Citizen of the Year 2012-2013, Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame – Sportscasting 2015, Rockledge High School Leadership and Service Award 2016, Central Florida Humanitarian Award 2017, Space Coast Inspiration Award – 2018, Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement – 2020 and Ecofest Achievement Award – 2022.
Wilson is especially proud of is chairing two fundraisers in support of pediatric cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in honor of Merritt Island resident Julie Spurlock that raised over $25,000.00.
He has been a partner, along with Orville Susong, for the past 24 years with the Friday Night Locker Room, a broadcasting team that covers and reports on a wide variety of local events that are of significance to the residents of the Space Coast and beyond. Their mission is to promote youth sports, support first responders and law enforcement personnel, and showcase community and charitable events that are produced by our nonprofit partners in central Florida.
The Friday Night Locker Room has awarded hundreds of sports achievement plaques to Brevard County student-athletes over the years. They have also awarded more than $18,000 in academic scholarships to Brevard County high school seniors.
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