Friday, May 29, 2015

NYC Radio: WPLJ, Jayde Donovan Effort Supports Kids With Cancer

Jayde Donovan, co-host of Todd & Jayde in the Morning on 95.5 PLJ, is the founder of the Apple-a-Day program. Jayde’s mission is to spread joy to pediatric cancer patients, and to honor the memory of her dear friend Brittany, who passed away from bone cancer in 2010.

Jayde launched the Apple-a-Day Program on what would have been Brittany’s birthday, April 22, 2011. Since that time, Jayde and her team of volunteers have surprised 200+ pediatric cancer patients with new iPads.

Jayde’s Apple-a-Day program motto is : “Helping Kids Stay Connected While Fighting Cancer.” The Apple-a-Day program provides pediatric cancer patients (ages 2-17) with devices (tables, smart phones) so that they may experience simple joys such as listening to music, FaceTime, taking pictures, watching movies, basically the ability to stay in contact with family, friends, and the outside world.

"I've seen how this one small gesture can change a child's outlook in such a positive way. This technology offers them a bridge into the world they are not currently able to be a part of. My program is not going to change the world, but it can change that child's world," said Jayde.

Every weekday in the month of May at 7:25 a.m., Jayde surprised another pediatric cancer patient with their very own iPad! The station’s efforts to support this cause will culminate in the giving of iPads to 20 brave kids from the tri-state area at the “iPad Party” hosted by 95.5 PLJ and Hard Rock Café in Times Square.

To make a donation to Apple-a-Day: Click Here.

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