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Toby’s Dream Foundation in the News

5th Annual Golf Classic – Oct 2, 2014

5th Annual Golf Classic - Oct 2, 2014 Register by September 1, 2014 Event Schedule 11:00 am Registration & Lunch 12:30 pm Welcome 12:45 pm Escort to starting holes 1:00 pm Shotgun Start - Best Ball 5:30 pm Awards Dinner Prizes for various contests Opportunity to meet some of our Dreamers, who will be on the course and at the cookout! Proper Golfing Attire & Soft Spikes Required For more information, contact: Joan Steele Executive Director 283 Constitution Drive, Suite 900 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 email: joan@tobysdream.org [...]

The 2nd Annual Belmont Bash

EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program and Toby’s Dream Foundation are proud to partner and present the 2nd Annual Belmont Bash on June 7, 2014! Hosted at EQUI-KIDS’ facility, The Belmont Bash will stream a live broadcast of the last race in the Triple Crown – The Belmont Stakes! The event will feature sponsor paddocks located throughout our indoor arena and tented exterior, as well as Malbon Brothers BBQ, craft beers, vodka bars, casino tables, race raffle and a live performance by the band Karnivale! Event Tickets Available: 1 [...]

Toby’s Dream grants wishes to children in Hampton Roads

Toby's Dream grants wishes to children in Hampton Roads New nonprofit treats children with chronic illnesses and their families to dream getaways April 22, 2012|By Prue Salasky, psalasky@dailypress.com | 757-247-4784 Direct link to article: http://articles.dailypress.com/2012-04-22/features/dp-fea-tobys-dream-0422-20120421_1_toby-hampton-roads-fashion-week "Whatever their dream is, we try to make it happen," says Joan Steele, executive director of the 2-year-old nonprofit Toby's Dream Foundation. The wish-granting foundation has already fulfilled dreams for 70 children with chronic medical conditions and their families from Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore. "We like to make the dream even bigger than they imagined," says [...]

Cancer Survivor Receives VIP Treatment

Cancer Survivor Receives VIP Treatment By Jamesetta M. Walker The Virginian-Pilot © September 25, 2012 Direct link to article: http://hamptonroads.com/2012/09/cancer-survivor-receives-vip-treatment [image_frame style="framed_shadow" align="left" alt="Keilah shows off the autographed handbag given to her by designer Michael Kors, at right. She is wearing the winning dress, a gift from designer Nanette Lepore, that “Project Runway All Stars” champ Mondo Guerra designed. It is sold under Lepore’s brand. (Jamesetta M. Walker | The Virginian-Pilot) " title="Keilah shows off the autographed handbag given to her by designer Michael Kors, at right. She is wearing the winning [...]

Joan Steele is passionate about foundation’s mission

Joan Steele is passionate about foundation's mission By Victoria Bourne The Virginian-Pilot © November 29, 2011 VIRGINIA BEACH Direct link to article: http://hamptonroads.com/2011/11/joan-steele-passionate-about-foundations-mission [image_frame style="framed_shadow" align="left" alt="Joan Steele, is the executive director and founder of the Virginia Beach-based nonprofit Toby’s Dream Foundation. (David B. Hollingsworth / The Virginian-Pilot)" title="Joan Steele, is the executive director and founder of the Virginia Beach-based nonprofit Toby’s Dream Foundation. (David B. Hollingsworth / The Virginian-Pilot)" height="326" width="300"]/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/746671000.jpg[/image_frame] Whether it’s an all-expenses-paid trip to Disney World, or a private visit from a celebrity, Toby’s Dream Foundation strives [...]

Toby’s Foundation Makes Children’s Dreams Come True

Toby's foundation makes children's dreams come true Author: Lakeshia Artis Direct link to article:http://mytidewatermoms.com/content/tobys-foundation-makes-childrens-dreams-come-true Samuael "Sammy" Hines was only 13 months old when he was adopted from Ethiopia in 2008 by the Hines family of Chesapeake. "He bonded quickly with our family and had a real big personality," said his father Robert. "He was a bright, happy and active kid. He was a real joy to be around." Sadly, in June 2011, at age 4, Sammy was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the middle of the brain stem, which [...]

Toby’s Dream Foundation Helps One Teen Live a Fashion Dream

Toby’s Dream Foundation Helps One Teen Live a Fashion Dream  By JEAN E. PALMIERI Direct link to article: http://www.wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/living-a-dream-6017840  LIVING A DREAM: Last summer was no picnic for 14-year-old Keilah Hieb. She spent most of the time in pain, dropping weight and undergoing tests to see what was wrong. Turns out it was non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. [image_frame style="framed_shadow" align="right" alt="Keilah Hieb and Ronny Wurtzburger, Photo By Courtesy Photo" title="Keilah Hieb and Ronny Wurtzburger, Photo By Courtesy Photo" height="450" width="300"]/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/mw-peerless.jpg[/image_frame]The course of treatment was seven weeks of chemotherapy and lots of sleepless nights. But things [...]