Pay It Forward partners Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group (Eastern Motors) have teamed up yet again to help out a deserving nonprofit foundation. With September being pediatric cancer awareness month, the pair figured that it would only make sense to help and highlight a nonprofit built on helping kids fight childhood cancer. Sharday Richardson of Virginia created the Forever Moriah Foundation this year in honor of losing her oldest daughter. Moriah, Richardson’s daughter, passed in 2013 just shy of her fifth birthday. She was given between nine months to a year to live. The pain of losing a child is near and dear to her heart because she went through this first hand. Many do not know that the survival rate for pediatric cancer is 85 percent yet many children still lose their lives.
Richardson and her family went through such a hard time losing her daughter. She knew that she wanted to help other people on their journeys as well. This resulted in the birth of the Forever Moriah Foundation. Fovever Moriah works closely with young cancer patients at Children’s National Hospital to celebrate their birthdays and completion of treatment with a big party for them and their family. Richardson’s courage and strength to turn her pain into something so selfless and amazing is a true testament of paying it forward. Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group came into this with a goal of not only helping the foundation but also putting a smile on Richardson’s face. She will be enjoying a Spa Day courtesy of Joel Bassam of Easterns Automotive Group. Well deserved! Easterns will also be covering the next party thrown by the Forever Moriah Foundation at Children’s National Hospital. Click here to learn more about the Forever Moriah Foundation and find out how you too can get involved and help.
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