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GET TO KNOW GRACE

Grace Callwood, age 17, is the founder and chairwoman of the Baltimore-area nonprofit organization, We Cancerve Movement, Inc. The organization was founded by Grace in 2012, at the age of seven while fighting cancer. With a mission of bringing happiness to homeless, sick and foster youth, We Cancerve's programs and initiatives have reached more than 25,000 children to date. ​She has been awarded more than $155,000 in national and global prizes for her service work, and has helped raise more than $25,000 for the We Cancerve Pediatric Patients' Assistance Fund, created in 2016 at Sinai Hospital.

Grace is the 2019 World of Children honoree, a 2019 CNN Young Wonder and a 2020 Hormel Foods 10 Under 20 Food Hero. In 2021, she was named to the Board of Directors of Music United and to the inaugural Youth Council of Give Kids the World.

Grace is a senior honors student enrolled in the Global Studies International Baccalaureate program at Edgewood High School. She plays the trumpet, French horn and mellophone in her school marching band, is a member of the French Honor Society, mock trial, varsity lacrosse team and is a senior class president. Click here to learn more about Grace's community service through an organization she created herself called We Cancerve.

ABOUT THE FUND & MOMENTS OF GRACE

The Moments of Grace campaign is organized to raise funds for the We Cancerve Pediatric Patients' Assistance Fund at Sinai. Started by Grace in 2016, the fund has helped cover out-of-pocket costs for more than 1,000 hospitalized children, and has provided more than 240 Lyft rides to Sinai for chemotherapy and other treatments for critically-ill children and their parents. The fund also covers certain prescriptions, hospital cafeteria vouchers, parking fees and gift cards for groceries, gas and other essentials.

Patients receiving help from this fund are seen at The Sinai Hospital Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, which is based in the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai. The 26-bed Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai is a state-of-the-art family-centered Children's Hospital, which provides a broad spectrum of pediatric diagnostic, inpatient, post-surgical, intensive care, hematology and oncology, and outpatient services available to children, adolescents, and some young adults with pediatric diseases, from birth to age 26, including the vitally important accommodation for two parents to sleep in their child's room. A large part of the Children's Hospital is the newly renovated and constructed Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Outpatient Center, which began seeing patients in July 2010.

Coco&Soy is proud to offer the Moments of Grace aromatherapy collection to raise awareness about childhood cancer for September's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Our new aromatherapy line was carefully cultivated to promote a cozy and calming atmosphere while stimulating the senses. Essential oils such as lemongrass, ginger and eucalyptus have therapeutic properties that help to relieve stress, promote relaxation and encourage focused thinking.