There’s a reason the American Red Cross named Rosie their 2014 Youth Good Samaritan Hero. Even though she has had so much thrown at her during what should be a carefree childhood, she has dedicated her energy to fundraising and shining a light on pediatric cancer.
Fundraising & Awareness
Below is just a partial list of all the pediatric cancer charities they have helped raise money for:
- The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
- Children’s Tumor Foundation
- Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital
- Chicago Dance Marathon
- Beads of Courage
- Go Gold Chicago
- St. Baldrick’s
Her desire to help others started at age four with the creation of Rosie’s Toy Box, an organization that collects new blankets, toys, books and crafts for hospitalized kids. Rosie’s Toy Box has brought comfort, hope and joy to many children facing tough times, one toy at a time.