Kicking off the summer season in a charitable way, William B. Meyer, Inc. volunteered at the Connecticut Children Medical Center’s Reach for the Stars event earlier this month. William B. Meyer, Inc. colleagues, friends, and family members added to the long list of volunteers on a day that brings joy to children of all ages who have been affected by cancer. The Reach for the Stars event brings a smile to the faces of children who have suffered from illness, giving them a chance to have some fun and soak up some sun. It’s a truly worthy cause when you can light up a child’s life for a day and one our team looks forward to every year.
This June, our team worked together to launch the various activities at the event. The venues and activities included exciting games, arts and crafts, bubbles, and even a bouncy house. All members of the Meyer team had the children in mind on a day when their happiness was of utmost importance. The Reach for the Stars event gives pediatric cancer survivors, patients, and their families and caregivers an opportunity every year to reconnect and enjoy a day built for smiles. Children can be children running through obstacle courses, watching magic shows, and bouncing down slides at the event that is geared toward enjoying some fun in the sun!
“The Reach for the Stars event is meaningful to the Meyer team members and volunteers, but it is also a day that is all about the children. Kids can be kids for the day,” said Danielle M. Schwall, Director of Administration and Client Services at William B. Meyer, Inc.
President of William B. Meyer, Inc. Tom Gillon, Jr. added “Just as our volunteers gave children the gift of a day dedicated to play, the real gift is the impression the kids make on the people who make the day possible. Our team is grateful to volunteer and share the positive experience with other volunteers, caregivers and, most importantly, the children.”
All the William B. Meyer, Inc. volunteers find that each year the Reach for the Stars event gets better and better. There is nothing quite like helping kids live in the moment despite overcoming childhood cancer. Both rewarding and enjoyable, our team can’t wait to volunteer for many years to come!