Better2gether August News

You’re the heart behind the inspiring stories we share about hope and connection, and it’s your support that propels us forward!

Together, we’re helping families care for their child with a serious illness – yet we’re recognizing there’s more we can do to meet their needs better. We’ve engaged with our families through focus groups, gaining insights to refine our programs.

While the full picture is still coming into focus, we’re thrilled to share that BIG things are on the horizon. Collaborating closely with partners like the Complex Care Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, we’re committed to ensuring families have the resources they need, precisely when they need them.

You, our incredible supporters, will be kept in the loop every step of the way as our plans evolve. We’re relying on your wisdom, thoughts, and contributions as we embark on this exciting journey.

Looking ahead, our presence in families’ lives will become even more impactful. Your compassion makes it all possible, and we’re truly grateful to have you by our side as we create a brighter path for families in need.

With heartfelt appreciation,

Stephanie's Signature

Stephanie Becker
Executive Director



Driving Hope for Laquiechia & Family

A year ago, we connected with Laquiechia, an incredibly strong mother who was facing a series of tough challenges. Her car troubles were piling up, and the repairs were well beyond her budget. This left her without reliable transportation, which was a real struggle as she cared for her three kids, one of whom has a serious illness, and navigated unemployment.

Enter Carissa, our rockstar resource coordinator. With unwavering determination, Carissa left no stone unturned to help Laquiechia out. After a year of persistent effort, Carissa’s hard work paid off in a big way. She managed to team up with 1-800-Charity Cars, who generously donated a 2021 Jeep Cherokee.

As the Jeep rolled in, you could feel Laquiechia’s excitement building. And beyond the practical benefits, this newfound mobility opens doors for her to join us at B2g events and access vital resources like the Gayton Food Pantry.

What’s truly special about this story is that it’s a testament to supporters like you. Your generosity isn’t just a financial contribution; it’s the steady support that keeps us going. It empowers us to be there for families like Laquiechia’s – sometimes in big ways, like a new car, but often in those everyday moments that make life a bit easier.

Thank you for being a part of our Better2gether community!


Community Partners

An Evening Filled with Joy and Laughter

Thanks to the unwavering support of Call Federal Credit Union, families in our community had the opportunity to experience an unforgettable evening at the Children’s Museum of Richmond.

This special event marked the largest social gathering we’ve ever hosted and held a deeper purpose beyond the surface of fun and entertainment. It was about creating a safe and supportive space for children facing medical challenges to simply be themselves. The sounds of laughter and pure joy made our hearts happy.

None of this would have been possible without the generous support of donors like you and the commitment of organizations like Call Federal Credit Union. Your belief in our mission fuels these heartwarming events and ensures that children facing medical challenges can enjoy a carefree day of exploration and wonder.



Better2gether Halloween Hustle 5K Registration is OPEN

Prepare for a spellbinding adventure at the Halloween Hustle 5K & Hocus Pocus Kids Run presented by AT&T on Saturday, October 28, at Performance Food Group in West Creek. 

The Halloween Hustle 5K offers a thrilling challenge for runners of all levels, while the Hocus Pocus Kids Run welcomes our young magical enthusiasts to embark on a fun-filled half-mile adventure. You’re guaranteed a scary good time running, walking or strolling through scenic West Creek Parkway.

But that’s not all – the Call Federal Race Festival is set to amp up the excitement with a costume contest, spine-tingling games, and allergy-friendly trick-or-treating! So, why not gather your “boo” crew and rally together for a fantastic cause?


Starting a team and fundraising for the kids not only brings joy to their faces but also gives you a chance to win some incredible prizes. It’s a bewitching opportunity to make a difference while having a blast. Join us and let’s make this Halloween a memorable one for everyone involved!

Registration Includes:

  • 5K Participant T-Shirt (register by 10/6 to guarantee size)
  • Finisher Sunglasses
  • Chip-Timing for Runners
  • Certified 5K Course
  • Trick and Treats along the course
  • Finish Line Snacks
  • Hocus Pocus Kids Run participants receive a magical treat

You can provide resources to a family caring for their child with a serious illness. Here’s how your gift will help: