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Donate to Hats Off For Cancer

As 2011 comes to a close, consider making a year-end donation to Hats Off For Cancer.  Children are fighting cancer every day.  Help us make those days brighter by contributing to their happiness and improving their quality of life through a donation as this year ends.  Your money goes directly to shipping, purchasing and storing the hats that are distributed to childhood cancer patients around the world.  We thank you, but more importantly, these children thank you!  Donate here.

All donations are tax-deductible.  Hats Off For Cancer is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.

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It’s always inspiring when cancer patients, cancer survivors, or parents/family members of cancer patients volunteer to coordinate a drive for Hats Off For Cancer.  We were delighted to hear from Angela Franchino, a current cancer patient from Denver, Colorado, who held a drive in her area with Tarver Elementary, Colorado Center, and ReadyTalk.  She managed to find time in between treatments to collect more than 600 hats, bag them and donate them.  We are truly inspired by her selflessness!  Our hats are off to you, Angela!

Here are some photos that she sent along:

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Many thanks to our incredible schools and groups that participated in Mad Hatter events for 2011.  Here is a list of those groups.  Don’t see yours on here?  Email us (director at hatsoffforcancer dot org) and we’ll add you!

 

School or Group Name City: State:
Lake Hood Elementary Anchorage AK
Athens Intermediate School Athens AL
Swift School Bon Secour AL
Duncanville Middle School Duncanville AL
Fort Rucker/Ozark/Dale County Girl Scouts enterprise AL
Gulf Shores Elementary Foley AL
W.E. Striplin Elementary Gadsden AL
Margaret Elementary School Odenville AL
West Blocton Middle School West Blocton AL
Theodore Jones Elementary Conway AR
Girl Scout Troop 5497 Gravette AR
Hot Springs High School Hot Springs AR
Brownie Troop 6643-Otter Creek Elementary Little Rock AR
Horace Mann Arts and Science Magnet School Little Rock AR
Hall High School Little Rock AR
Henderson Magnet Middle School Little Rock AR
WRSU Girl Scouts Mountain Home AR
Modoc Middle School Alturas CA
Mary B. Lewis Elementary School Bloomington CA
Heights Christian Schools – Brea Campus Brea CA
Price Law Group Encino CA
Central Valley Christian Exeter CA
Little Lake Elementary School Hemet CA
ASB of Hemet Academy Hemet CA
Dartmouth Middle School Hemet CA
Acacia Middle School Hemet CA
Temescal Canyon High school Lake Elsinore CA
Jane Addams Middle School Lawndale CA
Pepperdine University Malibu CA
Roosevelt Junior High Modesto CA
Virginia Parks Elementary School Modesto CA
Walnut Wildcats Newbury Park CA
Saint Norbert Orange CA
Portola Jr Sr High School Portola CA
Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau Sacramento CA
Megan Cope Elementary San Jacinto CA
Clayton A Record Jr Elementary San Jacinto CA
Edward Hyatt Elementary San Jacinto CA
san joaquin elementary stockton CA
Dutcher Middle School Turlock CA
North Hills Christian School Vallejo CA
Sacred Heart School Ventura CA
RosaLinda Westlake Village CA
Platte Canyon High School Bailey CO
Angela Denver CO
CDM Wethersfield CT
Katie Bear DE
South Dover Elementary School Dover DE
Welch Elementary School Dover DE
Bancroft Elementary School Wilmington DE
Warner Elementary School Wilmington DE
Byrneville Elementary School, Inc. Century FL
Washington County Christian School Chipley FL
Brevard Adventist Christian Academy Cocoa FL
Miami Community Charter School Florida City FL
Bethune Academy Haines City FL
Royal Kids Academy Hialeah Gardens FL
Living Springs Academy high springs FL
Maitland Academy Maitland FL
Good Shepherd Catholic School Miami FL
Pinecrest Academy South Miami FL
Pinecrest Preparatory Middle-High Miami FL
ASPIRA Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School Miami FL
Renaissance Elementary Charter School Miami FL
North Dade Middle School Miami Gardehs FL
Swimming Pen Creek Elementary Middleburg FL
Mavericks High School of North Miami North Miami Beach FL
Blankner School Oralndo FL
The Broach School Orange Park FL
HighPoint Christian Orange Park FL
Millennia Elementary Orlando FL
Brenda Orlando FL
Beth Am Day School Pinecrest FL
Canterbury School of Florida St. Petersburg FL
The Sagemont Lower School Campus Weston FL
Smart Intermediate School Davenport IA
Gilmore City Bradgate Community School Gilmore City IA
Graettinger-Terril Graettinger IA
Lawson Elementary Johnston IA
Norwalk High School Norwalk IA
Olin Lions Olin IA
WCV Wildcats Stuart IA
West Bend Mallard Community School District West Bend IA
North Junior High Boise ID
Parkview High School Nampa ID
Ridgeline High School Nampa ID
Priest River Lamanna Priest River ID
Seth Paine Elementary  Lake Zurich IL
Still Middle School Aurora IL
Centerville Elementary Cahokia IL
Wildwood World Magnet Chicago IL
Daniel Boone School chicago IL
West Pullman Chicago IL
John M. Smyth Magnet Chicago IL
Daniel Hale Williams Prep School Chicago IL
Solomon Chicago IL
Hannah Beardsley Middle School Crystal Lake IL
Shepard Middle School Deerfield IL
Clinton Rosette Middle School DeKalb IL
Our Lady of Destiny School Des Plaines IL
Stanton Foxes Fox Lake IL
Frankfort Square School Frankfort IL
Glen Oaks Hickory Hills IL
Elm Place School Highland Park IL
Highland Park IL
Seth Paine Elementary Lake Zurich IL
Meridian Primary School macon IL
John Deere Middle School Moline IL
Je-Neir Elementary Momence IL
Monmouth Roseville High Sc Monmouth IL
Murphysboro High School Murphysboro IL
Mill St. School Naperville IL
Oakland CUSD #5 Oakland IL
Indian Creek High School Shabbona IL
Knights Wenona IL
Westmont Jr. High School Westmont IL
Westmont High school Westmont IL
Avilla Elementary School Avilla Indiana
Atlantic School Atlantic Iowa
Augusta High School Augusta KS
Cheney High School Cheney KS
Cheney Middle School Cheney KS
St. Mark’s Colwich KS
Eisenhower High School Goddard KS
Burrton USD 369 Halstead KS
Lincoln Elementary Junction City KS
Oak Grove Elementary Kansas City KS
Henry Leavenworth Elementary Leavenworth KS
Seward County Community College Liberal KS
Pioneer Trail Middle School Olathe KS
Regency Place Elementary Olathe KS
Osborne High School Osborne KS
Lakewood Middle School Overland Park KS
Trailwood Elementary Overland Park KS
Wichita Heights High School Wichita KS
Saint Mark Catholic School Richmond KY
Warren Early Childhood Education Center Ashland MA
Ashland Middle School Ashland MA
Douglas Elementary School Douglas MA
Crocker Volunteer Center Fitchburg MA
Hopedale Junior Senior Highschool Hopedale MA
Hopedale Memorial Elementary School Hopedale MA
Ware Jr/Sr High School Ware MA
Ware Public Schools Ware MA
Mill Pond School Westborough MA
Northern Middle School Accident MD
Friendsville Friendsville MD
Route Forty School Frostburg MD
Westmar Middle School Lonaconing MD
UMBC ROCKVILLE MD
St. Pauls’ School for Girls Towson MD
Morse Memorial School Brooks ME
Walker Elementary Brooks ME
Troy Central School Brooks ME
Mt. View Elementary Performing Arts Club KNOX ME
Monroe Elementary School Monroe ME
Mt. View Middle School Palermo ME
Ashley High School Ashley MI
Elise Cheboygan MI
Lutz School Student Council and Parent Group Clinton Twnsp. MI
Fruitport High School Fruitport MI
Covell Elementary Grand Rapids MI
SISU Grand Rapids MI
L’Anse Creuse Middle School South Harrison Township MI
Parchment Northwood Elementary Kalamazoo MI
Webber Elementary Lake Orion MI
Glen H. Peters Macomb MI
L’Anse Creuse Middle School-North Macomb MI
Adams School Midland MI
Einstein Elementary Oak Park MI
Key Elementary Oak Park MI
Carpenter Elementary Orion MI
Paint Creek Elementary Orion MI
Isbister Elementary Plymouth MI
Shepherd Elementary Shepherd MI
Syring Elementary Swartz Creek MI
Turner Elementary Kansas City MO
Qulin Middle School Qulin MO
Morgan County R-I Stover MO
Rowan Middle School Madison MS
Ophir School District #72 Gallatin Gateway MT
Broadwater Elementary Helena MT
Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Brevard NC
Brown Summit Middle School Brown Summit NC
Monticello Brown Summit Brown Summit NC
Allenbrook Elementary Charlotte NC
Turning Point Academy Charlotte NC
Piedmont Middle School Charlotte NC
The Performance Learning Center Charlotte NC
Caps Against Cancer Charlotte NC
Shamrock Gardens Charlotte NC
Shamrock Gardens Elementary Charlotte NC
Irwin Academic Center Charlotte NC
Union Middle School Clinton NC
Trinity School of Durham Durham NC
Faith Elementary Faith NC
Reid Ross Classical School Fayetteville NC
Howard Health & Life Sciences High School Fayetteville NC
Westover High School Fayetteville NC
Team Bravo (US Army) Fort Bragg NC
Union Academy Franklin NC
Fuquay- Varina Middle School Fuquay- Varina NC
Gatesville Elementary School Gatesville NC
Western Guilford High School Greensboro NC
Southeast Middle School Greensboro NC
Vandalia Elementary Greensboro NC
Hampton Elementary Greensboro NC
First Reformed United Church of Christ Lexington NC
Maiden Middle School Maiden NC
Elizabeth Lane Elementary and Thomasboro Academy Matthews NC
Northeast Guilford High McLeansivlle NC
Hawfields Middle School Mebane NC
Pine Lake Preparatory Mooresville NC
White Plains Elementary Mount Airy NC
Hobbton High School Newton Grove NC
Shoals Elementary Pinnacle NC
Rockingham NC
Selma Middle School Selma NC
Swansboro Middle swansboro NC
New Town Elementary Waxhaw NC
Kensington Elementary School Waxhaw NC
Dunseith Public School Dunseith ND
Manvel Public School Manvel ND
West Fargo High School West Fargo ND
Centennial High School Utica NE
Pat’s Hats Colonia NJ
K-Sea Transportation East Brunswick NJ
Hunterdon County Y Flemington NJ
Ramtown Elementary School Howell NJ
Whitehall School Williamstown NJ
La Luz Elementary Albuquerque NM
Hubert Humphrey Albuquerque NM
Freedom HS Albuquerque NM
Dulce Middle School Dulce NM
Ruidoso Middle School Ruidoso NM
Springer Municipal Schools Springer NM
Hamburg NY
West Albany High School Albany OR
Saint Paul Parish School Eugene OR
Kraxberger Middle School Gladstone OR
Evergreen Middle School Hillsboro OR
Ponderosa Junior High Klamath Falls OR
London School Springfield OR
DuBois Area Senior High School DuBois PA
Western Hills M.S. Cranston RI
Girl Scout Troop johnston RI
Macedonia Elementary School blackville SC
Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology Cayce SC
Charleston Development Academy Public Charter School Charleston SC
Clemson University CCIT/CSO Easley SC
Johnsonville Middle School Johnsonville SC
College Park Elementaery School Ladson SC
Lyman Elementary School Lyman SC
Consignment Store Rock Hill SC
Wright Elementary Belton SC
Premier High School of Abilene Abilene TX
Daniel Ninth Grade Center Aledo TX
James Coble Middle School Arlington TX
Arp Elementary Arp TX
Crockett High School Austin TX
Cibolo Creek Elementary Boerne TX
Rivercrest Jr. High Bogata TX
Burkeville High Burkeville TX
Henry Middle School Cedar Park TX
Clarendon ISD CLARENDON TX
Crosby High School Crosby TX
Acton Elementary Dallas TX
Peak Preparatory Dallas TX
Ginnings Elementary Denton TX
Ryan High School Denton TX
Devers ISD Devers TX
Crawford Elementary Edinburg TX
Robert E. Lee Elementary Edinburg TX
IRRA Edinburg TX
Bear Creek Elementary Euless TX
Tatum Elementary Farmersville TX
Roach Middle School Frisco TX
Griffin Middle School Frisco TX
Austin Magnet School Galveston TX
Colin Powell Elementary Grand Prairie TX
Milam Elementary Grand Prairie TX
Prairie Vista Middle School Haltom City TX
Hewitt Elementary Hewitt TX
The Rice School/La Escuela Rice Houston TX
Hoffman Middle School Houston TX
Mangum Elementary Houston TX
Yale Street Baptist Church Houston TX
Copeland Elementary Houston TX
Hogg Middle Houston TX
Dunn Elementary School Houston TX
Kolter Elementary School Houston TX
Southmayd Elementary Houston TX
Pershing Middle School Houston TX
Grady Middle School Houston TX
Humble TX
Harrison Lane Elementary Hurst TX
North Hills Preparatory Irving TX
Kinkeade ECS Irving TX
W.T. Hanes Elementary Irving TX
Jacksboro High School Jacksboro TX
Stephen F Austin Elementary Jones Creek TX
Santa Gertrudis School Kingsville TX
AVID – Klein Independent School District Klein TX
Krum Middle School Krum TX
Quest Middle School Lewisville TX
Academy High School Little River Academy TX
South Ward Elementary School Longview TX
Presidential Meadows Elementary Manor TX
Asa E. Low Jr. Intermediate School Mansfield TX
Martin’s Mill Elementary Martin’s Mill TX
Maypearl Middle School Maypearl TX
Lorene Smith Kirkpatrick Elementary Maypearl TX
Dr. Rodney D. Cathey Middle School McAllen TX
James Bonham Elementary McAllen TX
McGregor Elementary McGregor TX
Jack Faubion Middle School McKinney TX
Malvern Elementary McKinney TX
Lee Freshman High School MIDLAND TX
Freiheit Elementary New Braunfels TX
Center Stage Boutique ORANGE TX
Paris Jr High Paris TX
Crockett Intermediate School Paris TX
Parkwood Elementary Pasadena TX
Prairie View Elementary Rhome TX
Richards High School Richards TX
Evolution Academy Richardson TX
Richardson High School RICHARDSON TX
T. L. Pink Elementary Richmond TX
San Pedro Elementary Robstown TX
Reagan Elementary San Angelo TX
Page Middle School San Antonio TX
Hidden Forest Elementary San Antonio TX
John B Connally Middle School San Antonio TX
G. W. Brackenridge High School San Antonio TX
Busy Bees San Antonio TX
Piney Woods Elementary Splendora TX
Hildebrandt Mustangs Spring TX
Stafford High School Stafford TX
Brazos Bend Elementary Sugar Land TX
Austin High School Sugar Land TX
Sunray ISD Sunray TX
Spring Lake Park Texarkana TX
Ramey Elementary Tyler TX
Bell Elementary Tyler TX
Van Alstyne Middle School Van Alstyne TX
Victoria West Highschool Victoria TX
Vickers  Elementary Victoria TX
Midway High school Waco TX
Warren Junior High Warren TX
Brabham Middle School Willis TX
Wolfe City Middle School Wolfe City TX
Bennett Elementary Wolfforth TX
Morningside Elementary Salt Lake City UT
Clarksville Elementary Clarksville VA
Twin Springs Elementary School Dry Frok VA
Achilles Elementary Hayes VA
Kulshan Middle School Bellingham WA
Lakota Middle School Federal Way WA
Sunrise Elementary Kent WA
Lacey Elementary Lacey WA
Dearborn Park Elementary Seattle WA
Bluefield High School Bluefield WV
UW Lab School Laramie WY
Linford Elementary Laramie WY
St. Cloud Technical and Community College St. Cloud



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Congrats to all of our amazing donors who participated in our Mad Hatter events this year!  With nearly 400 groups participating in the United States, this year was our more successful to date.  Groups collected more than 50,000 hats!  Here is a small listing of where the hats went.

Children’s Hospital Chicago

Children’s Hospital Orange County

Valley Children’s Hospital, Madera, CA

Ronald McDonald House in San Diego

Solano County Cancer Society

Children’s Hospital of Alabama

Miami Children’s Hospital

University of Miami-Sylvester Cancer Hospital

Ronald McDonald House in Des Moines

Blank Children’s Hospital

States Tumor Institute

Children’s Memorial Hospital. IL

Comer Children’s Hospital, IL

Lutheran General Hospital, IN

St. Johns Childrens Hospital, Springfield, IL

Parkview Hospitals, IN

University of Kansas Medical Center

Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City

West Virginia University Children’s Hospital

Ronald McDonald House in Bangor, ME

Childrens’ Hospital of Michigan

Hurly Hospital of Flint

Levine Children’s Hospital, Charlotte, NC

Brenner’s Children’s Hospital

Hunterdon Medical Center Cancer Center, NJ

Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, NJ

Valerie Fund, NJ

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Ronald McDonald House of New Mexico

Shriner’s Children’s Hospital Greenville, SC

MUSC Children’s Hospital in Charleston, SC

Ronald McDonald House, Temple, TX

Texas Children’s Cancer Center

Sunshine Kids

Scott and White Children’s Hospital in Temple, Texas

Texas Oncology Center

Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital

MD Anderson Hospital. Houston, TX

Texas Children’s Cancer Hospital

Austin Hospital

Covenant Medical Center

Seattle Children’s Hospital

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