Lindon & Tooele, UT (July 31, 2023) – This weekend, Chartway and its charitable arm, the Chartway Promise Foundation, surprised two children facing medical hardship – 8-year-old Brinlee and 3-year-old Kaladin – with their Wish come true.
On Friday, July 28, 2023, on-stage at Country Fan Fest presented by Chartway, Chartway’s president & CEO, Brian Schools, Christine Wilson, Chartway Promise Foundation’s president, board members, and leaders hosted an on-stage Wish Proclamation for Brinlee, an 8-year-old bravely facing a nervous system disorder. There, she learned that her Wish to go to Disney World and Florida Theme Parks will come true thanks to a charitable grant from the Chartway Promise Foundation to Make-A-Wish Utah.
Daniel Dudley, president & CEO of Make-A-Wish Utah shared, “it’s so important to have partners who support our mission and care about kids like Brinlee. We’ve partnered with the Chartway Promise Foundation for a long time, and we couldn’t be more grateful for their continued support as one of our largest contributors.”
On Saturday, July 29, 2023, leaders and team members from Chartway, the Chartway Promise Foundation, and Roc Solid Foundation built a backyard playset for 3-year-old hero, Kaladin. Thanks to funding from the Chartway Promise Foundation, they surprised him with a new backyard playset that not only provides a safe, germ-free place to play, but also gives this special boy, his two sisters and parents an escape from the reality of fighting cancer and a way to create happy memories together.
"We are so excited to partner with Chartway Promise to build hope for this little boy. When kids are playing, cancer is the last thing on their minds, and that's how we know we've won,” said Eric Newman, founder and Chief Play Officer of Roc Solid. “We love creating a day full of happy memories for him and his family, and we are so grateful to Chartway for making it possible. "
“The Chartway Promise Foundation strengthens communities by partnering with companion charities, sponsors, and contributors to provide the financial support needed to make memorable experiences come to life for medically fragile children and their families,” said Christine Wilson, Chartway Promise Foundation president. “We’re grateful to do just that for Brinlee and Kaladin, and honored to be part of these special surprises that bring joy, hope and smiles.”
Chartway & its Chartway Promise Foundation Since 1959, Chartway has been unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive. Member-owned and values-driven, the $2.6 billion credit union proudly serves more than 200,000 members with branches in Virginia, Utah, and Texas. Additionally, Chartway has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions in 2023 and received numerous Top Workplace and Best Credit Union accolades – not only for its service to members but also as an organization where team members benefit from rewarding work, room to grow personally and professionally, and being their authentic selves. Since 1999, its charitable arm, the Chartway Promise Foundation, has raised nearly $14 million to bring joy, hope, and smiles to medically fragile children and their families. Chartway’s values reflect a bright way forward for members, communities, and team members. For information on this vibrant organization, visit www.Chartway.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. They’re on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. For more information about Make-A-Wish Utah, visit https://wish.org/utah or call (801) 262-9497.
Roc Solid Foundation
Roc Solid Foundation is a nonprofit founded by pediatric cancer survivor Eric Newman and based in Chesapeake, VA. The organization is best known for distributing Ready Bags to families when their child is first diagnosed with cancer and providing backyard playsets to kids during treatment. Roc Solid is growing both programs nationwide with the vision to build hope for every child diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. For more information, visit www.rocsolidfoundation.org.
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