We would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the dedicated, supportive and inspirational individuals without whom our project wouldn't exist.
Shannon Snow is the the mother of Nick Snow. Nick was the spokesman for Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition, and the inspiration for the Nick Snow Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Act of 2006. Nick dedicated his life to improving care for children who suffer with life-threatening illnesses and their families. He battled neuroblastoma for over a decade and died cancer-free in 2006. Please visit to learn more about Nick, Shannon and their brave works. To have Shannon on our team and stand behind our mission is a blessing and an honor.
Trisha Meraz is the loving mother of Dustin whose poignant words, "Today is a gift - have fun," are featured on CHPCC's memorial bracelets which are worn by celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Mandy Moore, Kiefer Sutherland and Jeremy Piven and that serve as our inspiration and strength. Dustin, who was diagnosed with a terminal illness known as Neuroblastoma (a pediatric cancer) always wanted to be an actor. Melissa Gilbert (CHPCC's Board of Director's President) arranged for members of the Screen Actor's Guild to present Dustin with his honory SAG card. Trisha and the entire Meraz family have been devoted to children's causes, performing endless volunterr workand organizing charity events and are known for tirelessly offering strength, courage, hope and support to families enduring difficult times.
Darlene Cates is an actress and genuine angel who made her film debut in 1993 as Momma in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape." She brought a natural charm and warmth to the role and received praise from critics. She has made guest appearances on TV in shows like "Picket Fences" and "Touched By an Angel." Darlene is a loving supporter of Johnny’s Angels and has donated several special items to our recent celebrity charity auction. We are thrilled and delighted to have her support.
Dedline is an Indie band originally formed by Mark Osborne, songwriter and guitarist for the band. Their CD "All Said and Done", released in March 2009, is available on iTunes, CDBaby and Rhapsody. This Fairfax, VA band is known for generously performing benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for animal and children's charities. They have graciously offered to make a 2009 appearance at a CHPCC fundraiser! You can check out their music on their
Lyricist Julie Day is a talent songwriter, a BMI Author/Composer and a master at music creation and collaboration. And apparently her heart is as enormous as her talent. Julie is currently in negotiations with several bands/musicians about giving back to select non-profit organizations and worthy causes: Children's Hospice/Johnny's Angels, UNICEF USA, those with brain injuries and more. We thank Julie for being such a great Angels supporter and for her continued interest in our group and its mission. You can find out more about her and her music here.
Tammy has been a longtime and faithful supporter. Her company, Newenglander Hollywood Props, has held special events, auctions and promotions to benefit Johnny's Angels. She and her family dedicated an entire section of their farmer's market store to our cause, graciously donating the proceeds from the various sales of Angels-related merchandise. Tammy has consistently helped us raise awareness for CHPCC and generate interest in our site by promoting us on the various and very popular social networking sites.