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Ward establishes nonprofit to help pediatric cancer patients

Ashley Ward, MSW ’08, recently established and became the director of the For a Day Foundation in Chapel Hill.

The For a Day Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers the “Queen for a Day” and “Hero for a Day” programs to the children receiving cancer treatments at UNC Children’s Hospital. Both programs are designed to counter the debilitating emotional side effects of cancer treatment in children ages 1-21 through positive attention and self-confidence building activities. These programs empower patients by promoting beauty, courage, and inner strength, easing physical and emotional distress and giving patients the chance to be a kid again.