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Dreams Come True of Jacksonville Donates 750 Masks to Wolfson Children’s Hospital

July 7th, 2020 · Leave a Comment

(From left) Sheri Criswell, Dreams Come True; Regina Love, TOTE Maritime; Saori Brookshire, TOTE Maritime; Donna Zebe, Wolfson Children’s 

Dreams Come True of Jacksonville recently delivered 750 face masks to Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The donation of 500 adult masks and 250 youth masks are in connection with the Dreams Come True Virtual 5K (DCT5K) presented by TOTE Maritime, and the event’s initiative for run participants to “get a mask and give a mask.”

Individuals who register for the virtual DCT5K, which is scheduled for September 26-October 18, 2020, will receive a face mask and an additional mask will be donated by Dreams Come True to a healthcare partner in honor of the run participant. During the DCT5K registration period, which is currently open until October 18, Dreams Come True’s goal is to provide masks to its five major medical partners, which includes:  Brooks Rehabilitation, Community PedsCare, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, UF Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The donation is Dreams Come True’s first set of face masks to be provided to a medical partner.

“We are honored by the strong relationships we have formed and maintained with our medical partners, who are dedicated to providing treatment and comfort to our dream children on the First Coast,” stated Sheri Criswell, Executive Director, Dreams Come True. “Even during these unprecedented times we continue to focus on providing support to the families we serve and the community we have called home for over 35 years. Through our virtual 5K event, and together with the First Coast community, children’s dreams will come true once again.”

Individuals or businesses interested in participating in the virtual DCT5K can visit http://make.dreamscometrue.org/2020 for more details.

Due to COVID-19, more than 60 local children’s dream trips have been postponed, and the number is expected to grow over the new several weeks. The DCT5K is one of the organization’s signature events providing funding for its programs and services. Even with recent delays in dream fulfillment, Dreams Come True continues to bring support to local children battling life-threatening illnesses through social-distancing activities, such as: lawn parties, meal deliveries, transplant celebrations, and gift cards.

In 2019, Dreams Come True celebrated 35 years of granting dreams to local children battling life-threatening illnesses.  To date, more than 4,000 local children have seen their dreams turned into reality. For additional information about Dreams Come True, please visit www.dreamscometrue.org or call 904.296.3030.

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