Several years ago, CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation came up with a new & fun idea to increase awareness about the important work we do. Butterfly Socials became a way to broaden our network by connecting to the friends & families of our existing dedicated volunteers & supporters.
Five years. A minor milestone kind of year. Not usually worthy of a class reunion but to a five-year old kid, the fifth birthday is a biggie. I still remember mine.
A few days after Charlotte Jennie’s death on January 7, 2010 from a Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET), we received a letter in the mail from the State Corporation Commission notifying us that CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation had been officially and legally incorporated.
I sit here on the eve of a new year thinking about everything that has happened since 2010. As we approach the 5th anniversary of the founding of CJSTUF, we also mark the 5th year since Charlotte Jennie’s death from a brain tumor. In that way, January has become a time for profound reflection.