ACE HARDWARE TO BE ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL NATIONAL SPONSOR FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK CHAMPIONS P | Community Spirit

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ACE HARDWARE TO BE ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL NATIONAL SPONSOR FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK CHAMPIONS P
ACE HARDWARE TO BE ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL NATIONAL SPONSOR FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK CHAMPIONS P

Haley Richardson, 10-year old Wolfson Children’s Hospital patient

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will officially announce that Ace Hardware is the sponsor for the 2011 Champions Program.  In conjunction with its title sponsorship of this year’s Champions Program, Ace Hardware, in partnership with our vendor partner, Procter & Gamble, will conduct an in-store product promotion and icon campaign fundraiser to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Haley Richardson, the 2011 Florida State Champion will be the focus of the upcoming Proctor & Gamble campaign for Ace Hardware stores in Florida and a sneak peek of the icon will be unveiled this Monday at the event.

At eight years old, Haley first began experiencing unexplained knee pain, so her family brought her to a clinic to have it examined.  MRI results revealed a tumor in her right femur and she was soon diagnosed with Osteosarcoma.  Her family brought her to Wolfson Children’s Hospital for treatment.

Thanks to new technology, she was able to avoid amputation.  In order to eliminate the cancer, her surgeons had to remove part of the bone in her right thigh.  Doctors were then able to put an implant that connects the remaining part of her femur to the lower part of her leg.  The device also features a hinge joint to replace her knee, to avoid more surgery later on, and as her body grows so will the device.  After completing thirty weeks of chemotherapy appointments, she is now cancer free and excited to represent the state of Florida.

Ace Hardware will honor Haley as the Florida State Champion in the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champions program and help her unveil the custom icon for the entire state of Florida.  In October, Haley and her family will travel to Orlando, Fla. and Washington, D.C. to represent Children’s Miracle Network and her home state of Florida.

Monday, September 26, 3:00 pm

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