Burning Flower Foundation
Julia Marie Briggs and Mediastinal Lymphoma
Fifth Annual New Stuffed Animal Drive
New Date Jan 26th 2014 9am—2pm
Zube Park—17400 Roberts Rd, Hockley, Tx
Please donate a new stuffed animal to this worthy cause.
On May 30, 2009, thirteen year-old Julia Marie Briggs, a former student of Farney Elementary, Black Elementary, and Hamilton Middle School, suddenly and very unexpectedly passed away from Mediastinal Lymphoma (a very rare and aggressive cancer).
Julia was an energetic, charismatic, inspirational, and caring leader who demonstrated her leadership through athletics and community service. In addition to playing lacrosse with the Cy-Fair Iron Maidens, Julia played basketball, ran cross country and was also actively involved in the Girl Scouts. Prior to her passing, Julia was beginning her quest to attain the Silver Award for Girl Scouts. Her idea was to gather stuffed animals for the Houston Police Department’s homicide detectives to give to children to hold for comfort in times of crisis.
Last year we collected over 4000 stuffed animals in cooperation with Cy-Fair Iron Maidens Lacrosse and Girl Scouts of Americas that were in turn donated to benefit the Houston Police Department, Child Advocates, and area law enforcement agencies. Through Julia’s vision and your generosity, children whose lives have been touched by tragedy will be comforted and lifted up.