FULSHEAR, TX – On Saturday, June 13, the Roc Solid Foundation will surprise 3-year-old Nolan Day with a brand new playset in his backyard. Nolan has been battling B-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is being treated at the Texas Children’s Hospital.
Roc Solid team members and volunteers will gather at Nolan’s house (5706 Amhurst Farm Lane, Fulshear) morning while he and his family are taken by limo to breakfast and a party at Inflatable Zone, a local bounce house venue (Nolan’s choice). When the family returns home at 12:30 p.m., Nolan will be surprised with his new custom playset, and the group of volunteers and sponsors will enjoy a backyard picnic.
The effort to build Nolan a playset was in large part coordinated by Judy Knott, a friend and neighbor of the Day family. She heard about the Roc Solid Foundation, based in Virginia, through a friend and raised nearly $7,000 through CrowdRise to bring the organization to Fulshear. She also coordinated volunteer groups from the Brazos River Rotary Club, WordServe Church and local Boy Scout Troop #827 from Bearcreek, as well as sponsorships and donations from local businesses, like Wal-Mart (Gessner Road location) and Any Occasion Party Rental, which is providing tables and chairs for the picnic.
Founded in 2009 by pediatric cancer survivor, Eric Newman, the Roc Solid Foundation has become known for its many efforts to support children battling cancer as well as their families. Their flagship program, Play It Forward, is best known for room remodels and playset builds and has completed over 100 projects throughout the southeastern United States. This playset build for Nolan Day will be the farthest Roc Solid has traveled for a Play It Forward project.
“The treatments these kids undergo are intense, leaving them with little time and energy to enjoy playing like most kids do on a daily basis,” says Newman. “It’s our goal to give hope to these children by allowing them to be carefree for the day, and the smiles we see make it all worthwhile.”
The Roc Solid Foundation was founded in 2009 by pediatric cancer survivor, Eric Newman. With the goal to build hope for children battling cancer, Roc Solid works with them and their families to provide support and encouragement from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Its flagship program, Play It Forward, allows children to temporarily escape the burdens of childhood cancer by providing them with opportunities to play. Roc Solid has completed more than 100 Play It Forward projects throughout the southeastern United States, including custom playset builds, room remodels, cancer free parties and more. To learn more, visit www.rocsolidfoundation.org.