BRICK – Everybody loves free stuff – especially free vacations. Now is your chance to support a good cause to help two local families win their free dream vacation.
Five year old Lucia Graf, of Brick, has leukemia. With the help of a local nonprofit organization, Lucia and her family recently got the chance to take an incredible, free cruise to Bermuda back in June. This trip was the perfect way to take a break from the stress of doctor’s visits and medical bills and have a little fun.
After witnessing what a difference this trip made, Lucia’s grandmother, Ester Jordan of Tinton Falls, is working hard to ensure that two other local families will have this same opportunity.
Jordan is selling handmade bracelets at two local Ocean County salons to raise money for Kick Cancer Overboard, the nonprofit that helped Lucia’s family.
“Our mission is to give FREE CRUISES to people, who have been affected by cancer. To offer them a break for a few days, so the most important question is not how to pay for their next medical bill, but whether to play bingo, get a massage or sing Karaoke,” according to KCO’s website.
Jordan has been making beaded bracelets as a hobby for some time. However, it wasn’t until recently that lightning struck: “I thought what a great way to raise money for a great cause. I am making the bracelets by myself and 100% proceeds are going to KCO,” she told Jersey Shore Online.
Jordan has made a few hundred bracelets and partnered with Hair Hut salon in Brick and Style in Action salon in Manchester to raise money through bracelet sales.
If these salons manage to sell 300 bracelets each, they get to choose a local family fighting cancer to go on a free cruise.
“It will be entirely up to each owner,” said Jordan.
Each bracelet is $10.
“I am trying to get the public into the salons to purchase bracelets so we can pay it forward!” she added.
Jordan wants to provide another family with the ability to relax in the midst of all the stress and worry that accompanies the fight against cancer. When Lucia took her family on the cruise, she had so much fun riding on bumper cars, swimming, and even rock climbing, Jordan said.
With the help of the salon owners, Jordan hopes to turn those dreams into reality.
“I have to tell you the owners of the salon are amazing…When I explained to them what my ideas they were both all in and so excited to help out!” she added.
Help send two local families #tosea4free by visiting Hair Cuttery on Route 70 in Brick or Style in Action on Route 37 in Manchester.