Articles & Partnerships


>February, 2019: The Foundation partnered with the Ward family in Ohio, whose sweet 4 year old, Hallie, is battling leukemia. Instead of a birthday party this year, Hallie wanted to do a PJ drive for Akron Children’s Hospital. Together with their community, they raised over 480 pairs of PJ’s for the kiddos at Akron & we were happy to match a sock donation. This story & this incredible family were featured in this article on

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>December, 2018: We partnered with local real estate agent Stephanie Hawkinson and her family’s Happy Blanket project by pairing our socks with homemade blankets to benefit Cal’s Angels. So much warmth!

Kevin, Bethany & Tommy Hawk on the Purple Carpet

Kevin, Bethany & Tommy Hawk on the Purple Carpet

>November, 2018: Bethany & Kevin walked the Purple Carpet at the Chicago Blackhawk’s Hockey Fights Cancer Night, while Hawks legends Adam Burish and Eddie Olczyk read their story. There was a lot of #halliestrong support in attendance! Bethany was also featured in the Blackhawks Foundation’s video recap of the night here.


>September, 2018: Because Cancer Always Sucks by Jason Rust

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>May, 2018: Bethany’s story of motherhood was featured here on Blood+Milk’s website, written by Meghan Lierley.

HallieStrong in Action

>July, 2018: Elyce B. ran the CHI Rock n Roll 1/2 marathon in honor of Hallie