Bling for Bravery

Bling for Bravery Mission: is to distribute finisher’s medals from races to the children at the hospital to recognize and celebrate their bravery in dealing with cancer.
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Bling for Bravery is a program developed through the Snowdrop Foundation to celebrate and reward the bravery of the pediatric cancer patients at Texas Children’s Cancer Hospital in Houston, TX. The mission is to distribute finisher’s medals from races from Half Marathons through Ultra Marathons including Triathlons to the children at the hospital to recognize and celebrate their bravery in dealing with cancer. The common thread of dedication and bravery of training for long distance races and triathlons is mirrored by the patients at the hospital.

Mission: mission is to distribute finisher’s medals from races from Half Marathons through Ultra Marathons including Triathlons to the children at the hospital to recognize and celebrate their bravery in dealing with cancer.

Operating as usual

Copperas Cove Five Hills Scholarship Pageant
10/02/2020

Copperas Cove Five Hills Scholarship Pageant

BLING FOR BRAVERY! Miniature Miss Five Hills Joslynn Coombs is hard at work collecing neck medals for the Snowdrop Foundation that will switch out the ribbons and present them to children who are battling cancer and encourage them to finish the race! Have medals to donate? Email [email protected]. #MoreThanABeautyPageant

09/02/2020
Snowdrop Foundation

#GoGold Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!!

Childhood Cancer Awareness month kicks off today. This is one reason WHY we #GoGold

Each year, the Snowdrop Foundation awards scholarships to qualified, college bound pediatric cancer patients and survivors.

Over the Last 14 years Snowdrop Foundation has awarded 731 Scholarships in the amount of $2,092,114

To qualify for a Snowdrop Foundation, Inc. scholarship, applicants must have been diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20. The application is open to all childhood cancer survivors and current patients, attending or planning to attend an institution of higher education in the United States. The scholarship application is currently closed. The application will open for submission beginning Jan, 2021.

The scholarships are applied for annually and applicants can apply every year they are enrolled in school.

#GoGold #SnowdropScholarship

Check out our newest donation!!! About 3,000 (give or take) medals from Texas Children's Hospital Family Fun Run events ...
07/30/2020

Check out our newest donation!!! About 3,000 (give or take) medals from Texas Children's Hospital Family Fun Run events that unfortunately didn’t take place this spring. But the bling will find a new home and make some kiddos very happy.

Thank you Sarah and Texas Children's!!!

Check out our newest donation!!! About 3,000 (give or take) medals from Texas Children's Hospital Family Fun Run events that unfortunately didn’t take place this spring. But the bling will find a new home and make some kiddos very happy.

Thank you Sarah and Texas Children's!!!

Assistant Director Cindy and her husband Byron made a road trip to Frisco Texas for a Bling for Bravery donation from Br...
02/14/2020

Assistant Director Cindy and her husband Byron made a road trip to Frisco Texas for a Bling for Bravery donation from Brandy Madson Manager, RACE CHIP TIMING!! That's about 1400 lbs of race medals ❤❤❤

Today is Snowdrop Foundation day at Fish City Grill in Sugar Land. 15% of all proceeds will be donated to Snowdrop. Come...
02/04/2020

Today is Snowdrop Foundation day at Fish City Grill in Sugar Land. 15% of all proceeds will be donated to Snowdrop. Come by and say hello.

Snowdrop Foundation
01/24/2020

Snowdrop Foundation

Makes Our Hearts Happy!
01/22/2020

Makes Our Hearts Happy!

01/15/2020

If you are attending the Houstons Marathon Expo and would like to donate medals, both Finish Line Sports and Fleet Feet Sports will be accepting them.

12/27/2019

The Bling for Bravery donation barrel will be at the Ultra 55 Hour Race and Relay packet pick up as well as the event!! We accept all medals! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

11/14/2019
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Snowdrop Foundation
09/05/2019

Snowdrop Foundation

Going Gold!! Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

More pictures from today!
08/29/2019

More pictures from today!

Great day at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers with Bling for Bravery.

Another great day at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center. Kids love medals!  ❤️
08/28/2019

Another great day at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center. Kids love medals! ❤️

Thank you to the Memorial Park Conservancy for their donations of medals. Shellye Arnold, Larry DeSpain and Margaret Bed...
05/17/2019

Thank you to the Memorial Park Conservancy for their donations of medals. Shellye Arnold, Larry DeSpain and Margaret Bedikian

Bling for Bravery
05/01/2019

Bling for Bravery

Thank you to the staff, students and parents of Jan Schiff Elementary for their generous donation of medals to Bling for Bravery. Special thanks to Mary Colaianni for organizing the medal drive. ❤️

Thank you to the staff, students and parents of Jan Schiff Elementary for their generous donation of medals to Bling for...
05/01/2019

Thank you to the staff, students and parents of Jan Schiff Elementary for their generous donation of medals to Bling for Bravery. Special thanks to Mary Colaianni for organizing the medal drive. ❤️

Bling for Bravery
04/17/2019

Bling for Bravery

Our newest Bling for Bravery medal donation site now has a barrel. If you live in the Katy area, stop by Fleet Feet Sports at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. , Suite J-120.

Our newest Bling for Bravery medal donation site now has a barrel. If you live in the Katy area, stop by Fleet Feet Spor...
04/17/2019

Our newest Bling for Bravery medal donation site now has a barrel. If you live in the Katy area, stop by Fleet Feet Sports at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. , Suite J-120.

We had a fun day yesterday handing out two different St. Paddy's medals!
03/14/2019

We had a fun day yesterday handing out two different St. Paddy's medals!

Check out the founder of the Bling for Bravery Program!!!
03/06/2019

Check out the founder of the Bling for Bravery Program!!!

Drum Roll, please! Chevron Houston Marathon Top Individual Fundraiser for the third year in a row, 10th consecutive year in the top three...Congratulations Larry DeSpain with $33,667 raised for Snowdrop Foundation!!!!

Click on the hat then hit the "Like" button for Snowdrop to win $10,000
02/25/2019

Click on the hat then hit the "Like" button for Snowdrop to win $10,000

Snowdrop Foundation provides scholarships for college bound pediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors while raising awareness and funding for continued research to cure childhood cancer.

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We’re kicking off RODEOHOUSTON with our Hats off to Houston Contest! We've partnered with ten nonprofits from around Houston to decorate their own one-of-a-kind hat. We're awarding $24,500 in donations and the hat with the most votes will receive a $10,000 donation to their charity!

Vote by LIKING the photo of the organization’s hat you like the best! Votes will be counted on March 11.

RULES: http://bit.ly/2spXho1

01/29/2019

News Flash!! The Bling for Bravery tent and medal donation barrel will be at the USA Fit Marathon/Half Marathon this Sunday. Bring any medals you wish to donate to the children at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.

Thank you for all the donations of medals we received at the Chevron Houston Marathon Expo!  Pictured are just a few of ...
01/24/2019

Thank you for all the donations of medals we received at the Chevron Houston Marathon Expo! Pictured are just a few of the awesome runners dropping them in the Bling Barrel.

01/17/2019

The Bling for Bravery donation barrel will be in the Snowdrop Booth at the Houston Marathon Expo. Bring all the medals you would like to donate!!

I have been asked if there was a way to raise money for Snowdrop if they don’t participate in Snowdrop sponsored events....
01/09/2019
Online Race Registration and Online Club Management, Fundraising, Design & Programming | Thedriven.net

I have been asked if there was a way to raise money for Snowdrop if they don’t participate in Snowdrop sponsored events.

Runforsnowdrop.com was created in coordination with thedriven.net as a site where runners could create fundraising pages for Snowdrop Foundation for any event, anywhere, any time. The thought was that many runners may not be able to run races where the race supports Snowdrop, so this provides an avenue to participate in the event while supporting Snowdrop. If you would like to create a fundraising page for an event, simply go to runforsnowdrop.com, select "Become a Fundraiser" and fill out the form. Thedriven.net will then create a link to your fundraising page that you can use for your fundraising efforts. If you have any questions, message Larry DeSpain

Race Registration, Race Management, Volunteer Management, Fundraising, Club Solutions, Print & Web Advertising, Running Events, Triathlon, Cycling, 5K Running, Race Results, Website Design and Programming Services.

01/06/2019

The Houston Marathon Expo is just around the corner. Snowdrop Foundation will have a booth at the Expo this year and the Bling for Bravery barrel will be there! Spread the word that we will be accepting any and all medals at the event. Hope to see you there! ~ Larry

Run On by JackRabbit - River Oaks
09/27/2018

Run On by JackRabbit - River Oaks

We are now an official Bling for Bravery drop-off location! Bring in your old medals so we can donate them to be recycled and distributed to pediatric cancer patient superstars!
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Great morning a Texas Children's Cancer Center. Lots of bling and singing tooth brushes handed out today.
08/29/2018

Great morning a Texas Children's Cancer Center. Lots of bling and singing tooth brushes handed out today.

Another sensational scholarship luncheon!!!
07/18/2018

Another sensational scholarship luncheon!!!

Today we hosted our 12th Annual Scholarship Luncheon, at Downtown Aquarium - Houston. 75 pediatric cancer patients and survivors from across the United States were awarded scholarships totaling over $224,000.

The scholarship program provides financial assistance to young adults as they move forward with their lives. This support helps empower young survivors & patients to achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals.

To qualify for a Snowdrop Foundation Scholarship, applicants must have been diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21. The application is open to all childhood cancer survivors and current patients who currently attend or plan to attend an institution of higher education in the United States. The scholarships are applied for annually and applicants can apply every year they are enrolled in school.

In the 12 years that the Snowdrop Foundation scholarship program has existed we have awarded 539 scholarships totaling $1,440,38

Other Awards:

10yr Service Award Jayme Sperring

Initiative Award – Becky Spaulding

Family Impact Award – Jim, Debbie, Derrick N Holly, Dustin and Aiden Abney.

Volunteer of the Year Award -- Carolyn Pharr Salyer

Top Fundraiser for 2017 with over $39,000. Larry DeSpain Over the last 10 years Larry has raised over $220,000 for our Mission. 10yr Service Award Snowdrop

Thank you to all the Sponsors, Donors and Volunteers, with out you this is not possible. #ForChelsey

06/20/2018

Our next visit to Texas Children’s Cancer Center will be July 11 at 9:30 am. We will be handing out medals and books. We could use four or five volunteers for about 1 1/2 hours. If you would like to volunteer, message us by July 9th.

**Must be 18 years or older.

Thank you Girl Scout Troop 28031  for the woven ribbon piece of art to accompany the Bling for Bravery barrel at Fleet F...
06/03/2018

Thank you Girl Scout Troop 28031 for the woven ribbon piece of art to accompany the Bling for Bravery barrel at Fleet Feet Sports in the Rice University area. Thank you Frank for helping with the display. The girls collected the medals, removed the ribbons, gave the medals to Bling for Bravery and made a large wall hanging for Texas Children's Cancer Center and smaller ones to accompany the donation barrels.

Address

7155 Old Katy Rd, Suite N270
Houston, TX
77024

General information

If you would like to donate a medal, please go to our website and http://snowdropfoundation.org/get-involved/bling-for-bravery/ and complete the form. This will provide us with some information on the race that the medal is from and the donor that can be shared with the recipient. Medals can be mailed to: Lawrence A. DeSpain 4407 Lakeshore Forest Drive Missouri City, TX 77459-4488 Cell: 713-823-0703 email: [email protected] Note: Please remove the ribbon and wrap the medal in bubble wrap or similar protective material. This will reduce your postage costs and protect the medal from the postage machines. The ribbon will be replaced with a new ribbon by the Snowdrop Foundation prior to presenting it to the recipient.

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I just came into some medals - they need to come live (temporarily) with you sir