Date:                      March 23, 2016

To:                          All Media

Contact:                                Matt Parker, President

                                Parker Foundation for Health and Happiness

                                Phone: 616-780-5423   Email:


State of Ohio Legislators, The Hope Foundation and PFHH

Partner Together for Awareness Day

Parker Foundation for Health and Happiness Begins the National Effort


The Parker Foundation for Health and Happiness, based in Plainfield, Illinois and McKinney, Texas has joined with a national network of organizations that share a similar mission to proclaim May 15, 2016 “All For The Kids Awareness Day.”  

Organizers say that there are tens-of-thousands of families across America who are struggling with the reality of a child suffering with an illness or injury that is either chronic or life threatening.  

“Families, often with limited resources, are doing everything in their power to provide the highest level of care and comfort to a suffering son or daughter,” said Matt Parker. “By creating awareness on a local, state and national level the participating nonprofits hope to focus more attention on the pervasiveness of this issue. There are hundreds of locally based nonprofit organizations in America that share a similar mission to that of PFHH.”  

These organizations exist to provide assistance and support to these families and require financial and volunteer support in order to fulfill their missions.  “Our goal is awareness and exposure to create additional community support.  Our existence is solely to help kids forget their illness and enjoy a summer camp with friends.”  

State Senator Joe Schiavoni has introduced legislation and has bi-partisan sponsorship in Columbus to officially recognize May 15th as “All For The Kids Awareness Day.”   

In addition for Senator Schiavoni’s support, Awareness Day is also supported by Senators Capri Cafaro & Tom Sawyer (Akron), Congressman Tim Ryan and Representative John Boccieri. For support letters or more information, go to  

Network of Organizations that are included: Camp Virginia Jaycees-Blue Ridge, Virginia, Diocese of Youngstown-Youngstown, Ohio, Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley-Youngstown, Ohio, Parker Foundation for Health & Happiness-McKinney, TX, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity-Oxford, Ohio, and The Memby Memorial for Cancer-Youngstown, Ohio, just to name a few.