“Nothing makes me happier than a pile full of pillowcases!” Founder, Cindy Kerr
Or in this case, a MOUNTAIN or two! Our hearts are full as we celebrate this incredible accomplishment! Thank you to our board, coordinators, volunteers, donors and corporate partners who have been with Ryan’s Case for Smiles every step of the way cheering us on and selflessly supporting our mission! This HUGE smile says it all! Your kindness has helped Ryan’s Case for Smiles bring this kind of joy to so many children every day through the delivery of our whimsical pillowcases which act as the vessel for information about our coping resources for their families. #gratefulforyou
Gather your crew for a rewarding day of team building while fostering camaraderie among your employees! Each corporate team building event is custom tailored for your organization, helping to strengthen the collaboration between team members while giving back to the local community. By partnering with Ryan’s Case for Smiles you will be helping us bring comfort to children in need and coping resources to their families at a time when they need them most. For more information click here or contact Cindy Berlacher at Cberlacher@caseforsmiles.org.
Join us for our 5th Fun, Food and Fabulous Handbags Bingo on Friday, May 20 at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church in Broomall, PA! We are thrilled to be able to bring our community together again in support of our mission. All proceeds will help to expand and grow the many coping programs made available to children and families by Ryan’s Case for Smiles. We’ve missed you! Hope to see you there! For more information, please click here.
Please join us in congratulating Barb Peterson Martin who was recently recognized for her outstanding service and volunteering by Lippert Components, in Elkhart, Indiana. Last fall, Barb introduced her Lippert Components co-workers to Ryan’s Case for Smiles and organized three sessions with her associates who pressed, packaged, and helped with the many steps in the pillowcase assembly line process. Barb participates in monthly chapter sewing sessions and also sews pillowcases at home. Barb is giving and ‘all in’ with her time and devotion to Ryan’s Case for Smiles – which is no easy task with working full-time and a family. Thank you and way to go Barb!
Ryan’s Case for Smiles’ The Sky’s the Limit event honoring our founders, Cindy and Gavin Kerr was a HUGE success. The evening was magical, filled with love for The Kerr Family. Our guests mingled under a gorgeous white tent lined with celestial themed pillowcases representing the support of our incredible sponsors, including our Presenting Sponsor Penn Medicine (shown) and donors. For the past fourteen years The Kerr’s have brought not only comfort and hope to so many families who have a child suffering from a life-changing illness or injury but also joy to the many volunteers throughout North America who have found a community—or family—at Ryan’s Case for Smiles. Cindy and Gavin, it was an honor to celebrate your incredible vision! Your impactful work will forever keep Ryan’s light shining bright
Join us at the Hilltop House in Devon and try your hand at Black Jack, Texas Hold Em’, and other classic casino games while helping us honor all our volunteers and donors who have helped us carry out our mission! For more information, or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Congratulations Cindy! In December 2017 Doug Pederson, head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, presented Cindy with two tickets to Super Bowl LII in Minnesota. They wanted to surprise her with the tickets in honor of all the amazing work she has done for Case for Smiles. To watch the presentation click here.
On September 23, Case for Smiles celebrated its 10th Anniversary with Aces for Cases. Hosted at the Hilltop House in Devon, patrons celebrated the 10th with a casino themed event. Case for Smiles also honored its Aces: JoAnn Shaw, Marie Nader, Maria Kalisperis, Sue Ellen Kosmas, Connie & Sankey Williams, Irene Lastra, Cindy & Gavin Kerr, Teva, and Baby Lock. Swoop from the Philadelphia Eagles even joined the celebration! Check out more photos here.
PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS
- MLTV – Mainline Network: Executive Director Missy Lusk Featured on 30 Minutes With Mark Anthony? (May 2020)
- The Philadelphia Inquirer: Is this my last Christmas? (December 2017)
- Today Show: A mom helps sick kids, one pillowcase at a time (November 2015)
- PR Newswire: Ryan’s Case for Smiles Named a Mutual of America 2015 Community Partnership Award Winner (November 2015)
- The Philadelphia Inquirer: On Coping with Pediatric Illness (October 2015)
- PhillyVoice: Power of the pillowcase: How one local org is sewing for smiles and PTSD awareness (September 2015)
- One Millionth Pillowcase Celebration (September 2015)
- Sew News: Operation ConKerr Cancer (August 2014)
- CHOP Annual Report: A Case for Comfort (2012)
- Family Circle: Comfort & Joy (June 2011)