Birthday Brigade

The “Birthday Brigade” celebrates each ALF child by bringing love and smiles to a child on their birthday with balloons, a birthday cake or cupcakes and a birthday surprise! It’s a cheerful bundle of all their favorite things! This celebration brings tremendous joy to the children, making their birthday an exceptionally special day!

Hope Bag

The Hope Bag is a large tote bag that is full of fun items and necessities for the child as well as their parents during their hospital visits. The Hope Bag is a source of hope, comfort and love, and very meaningful to the Ashley Lauren Foundation children and their families.

The bag contents include toiletries for the child and parents, fun activities for the child, healthy snacks, an Ashley Lauren Foundation Resource Binder for the parents and much more.

Hospital Parties

The Ashley Lauren Foundation brings the fun, love and hope to the children while they are in daily clinics and the hospital! We visit with outpatient clinics where the children are receiving daily treatments as well as the inpatient floor where the children are admitted for an extended stay.  The parties are holiday and season themed and full of arts, crafts, activities, games, healthy snacks and more!

We partner with the Social Work and Child Life departments at area hospitals to coordinate the parties. The hospitals we visit are Newark Beth Israel Hospital (Newark, NJ), Monmouth Medical Center (Long Branch, NJ) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/Voorhees Specialty Care Center (Voorhees, NJ).

Making Dreams Come True

Inflicted with this insidious disease, pediatric oncology patients endure many traumas while undergoing treatment. Life comes to a halt. They miss out on the everyday fun of being a kid.

Our “Making Dreams Come True” program was developed with a passion to make a difference in the life of an ALF child by making their dream come true.  Whether the child would like to meet a celebrity, receive a special gift or visit a place they love, we do everything possible to make it an amazing experience the ALF child and their family will cherish forever.

Special Outings

The Ashley Lauren Foundation loves to provide the children and their families with as many fun-filled programs as possible, giving them a “day away” from cancer. Our “Special Outings” does just that.

Our outings regularly include horseback riding and fishing at local farms in Colts Neck. We also provide other outings that are geared towards a child’s special interest.

Spring Party on the Boardwalk

Our Spring Party is a fun-filled day on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach! The Ashley Lauren Foundation children and their families enjoy boardwalk rides and games, beach games and lunch.

Our Spring Party is one of many ALF Family parties that is given to these special children as a “day away.” Inflicted with this insidious disease, they endure many traumas while undergoing treatment. Our Spring Party brings tremendous joy to the hearts of these children and their families, who, for a short time, can forget about their illness and the kids can just “be kids.”

Summerfest

Summerfest is The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s annual Summer event for the ALF children and their families. This day-long event of swimming, entertainment, games, rides, activities, food and much more is our biggest party of the year!

Summerfest is one of many ALF Family parties that is given to these special children as a “day away.” Inflicted with this insidious disease, they endure many traumas while undergoing treatment. Summerfest brings tremendous joy to the hearts of these children and their families, who, for a short time, can forget about their illness and the kids can just “be kids.”

Harvest Party

Our Harvest Party is a day-long event of pumpkin picking and painting, hay rides, fall crafts and activities, food and much more!

Our Harvest Party is one of many ALF Family parties that is given to these special children as a “day away.” Inflicted with this insidious disease, they endure many traumas while undergoing treatment. Our Harvest Party brings tremendous joy to the hearts of these children and their families, who, for a short time, can forget about their illness and the kids can just “be kids.”

Holiday Party

The Holiday Season is very meaningful to The Ashley Lauren Foundation. The ALF Family Holiday Party is a wonderful, fun-filled day for the children and their families to enjoy the Holiday Season.  Our Holiday Party is full of music, dancing, face painting, lunch, special guests, holiday gifts, Santa, Mrs. Claus and more!  Our Holiday Party provides happiness as well as many smiles and beautiful memories to the children and their families.

Our Holiday Party is one of many ALF Family parties that is given to these special children as a “day away.” Inflicted with this insidious disease, they endure many traumas while undergoing treatment. Our Holiday Party brings tremendous joy to the hearts of these children and their families, who, for a short time, can forget about their illness and the kids can just “be kids.”