Meet the board…Part 6

It’s been awhile since I have introduced members of the board, but we have one more member for you to meet. She is a dear friend of mine, and also one of Charlie’s godmothers. She is generous, the life of the party, an awesome entertainer, hilarious and an incredibly loyal friend…meet Andrea!

My name is Andrea George, and I’ve had the privilege of knowing Kelly since college.  We met and quickly became friends – bonding over our love of Jesus and Lauren Hill.  Not long after college Ryan came on the scene, and I’ve been able to get to know him over the years as well.  I’m blessed to have them as part of my life. Their love, strength, and commitment is always something that I have admired.

I now reside in New York City with my husband after many years in Minnesota.  We miss being close to our friends, but we love how many unique and fun opportunity this city has to offer.  When I’m not doing marketing communications for UnitedHealthcare, I spend most of my time trying to do and explore (and eat!) as much as I can around the city.  My husband and I also love to travel.  When I’m home, I love to cook and spend time with our dog Ruby.

One of the proudest moments in my life was when Kelly and Ryan asked me to be Charlotte’s godmother.  From the moment I held her in the hospital when she was born until the last time I visited her before she went to be with Jesus, I knew her life would be important.  I wanted to make sure I would always be there for her as a godmother.   The way that I get to do that now, is to be a part of the Charlie Girl Foundation.  Working together with Kelly and the rest of the team will help Charlie Girl continue to touch people’s lives like she has already touched ours.


As always – thanks for supporting the foundation and don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the event

~ September 21st at The Historic John P Furber Farm ~ tickets available on the event page! ~


Ya’ll it’s time to buy your tickets. Come one, come all. The benefit is fast approaching this fall and summer flies by so we thought we would make it incredibly easy for you to get your tickets for the benefit starting now! The link is below and will remain on our event page as well. It is super easy to purchase tickets for yourself, you and a friend, or purchase a whole table to reserve your place for this amazing event.

You won’t want to miss this event which includes:

Dinner, silent auction, and live music by “Duelly Noted” a one of a kind dueling piano act!


Head on over to our Events page to purchase tickets and for further event details (or click the link below). You will receive a receipt and ticket via email.

Eventbrite - A Charlie Girl Benefit

As always thanks for for your support, and we can’t wait to see you there!

Time to shop!

Hey everyone it’s been awhile since we have posted but we wanted to give you a quick update! We are working hard on organizing the benefit in September, we will let you know when tickets are available, but in the mean time SAVE THE DATE!

We wanted to make sure we were keeping you in the loop on the newest Charlie Girl info. We have a new item in our shop available, check it out. Leather works MN out did themselves again…and created this classic white ceramic mug with a charming leather Charlie Girl cuff.

Thanks for the support, we appreciate it!



Save the Date!

We have introduced you to 5 of our board members and still have more to share…but it’s time to take a break and share some exciting news!

We are ready to have our first event this fall. While we are steadily raising money for the foundation now, a big event will help ensure we are able to support more children and families dealing with heart defects and we can’t wait for you to be part of it.

Make sure to save September 21st on your calendars. We will be hosting the first annual Charlie Girl Benefit! It will include dinner, live music and a silent auction. As the date gets closer we will continue to share with you additional details about the benefit. Keep an eye on our Event page for details.

While we plan and prepare for the benefit we can still use your help in several ways…

  • Continue to check in and read the blogs, share them on Facebook, spread the word about the foundation so we can reach more people willing to support these children and families dear to our hearts.
  • There is never too many donations, if you are inclined to donate in order to help us get this event up and running we will not turn you away. I’m going to steal an idea some friends of mine used earlier this year raising money for their daughters Juvenile Arthritis walk, they requested that people donate $11 for her 11th birthday. Likewise, consider donating $6 for Charlotte’s 6th birthday, it’s this coming Wednesday, and we would love to see her birthday cause a flurry of donations that will help children just like her.
  •  We are well on our way to getting this event up and running, but there are never too many cooks in the kitchen…especially mine….just ask my family, that is one area I can always use more help in. If you are willing to help us gain partnerships with local companies or collect more items for the silent auction, or just have ideas that you think would help us out we would love to hear about it. You can send us a message by clicking on our contact tab, or find us on Facebook and message us there.

Sincerely, thank you from the bottom of my heart for continuing to follow and support A Charlie Girl Foundation. We could not do this without you, and if you are in the Columbia Heights area this Saturday, I hope to see you at Community Grounds for Bang-O!


222870_10150571207400244_3232627_n Mama and Charlie Girl on her second day in the world

Meet the board….Part 5!

For years as a child I wished for a sister. When my mom was pregnant with my younger brother Josh I would kiss her stomach at night and pray for a sister…I was less than impressed with a younger brother (Love you, Joshy). After growing up with 3 brothers I have now through marriages been blessed with sister in laws!

Megan my brother Josh’s wife is a kindred spirit, we get a long great and we have the same taste in important things like nail polish and bags 🙂 She is a welcome addition to the family and has been on board with helping out with the foundation. I could not be more thankful! She has a lot of experience with non-profits and a she is so geniunine in her desire to help and support others. Please meet one of my sisters….Megan!

My name is Megan Worsham and I’ve hit the jackpot of in-laws. I married Kelly’s younger brother, Josh, and am proud to now call her my sister. When I started dating Josh, I not only fell in love with him, but also his family. I instantly clicked with Kelly and found myself inspired by her as I learned more about Charlie Girl’s story. I was in awe at how this incredible woman handled herself with such positivity and poise after going through what I can only fathom as being the most stressful, scary, and toughest scenarios a mother could ever endure. 

When Kelly approached me about her starting the Charlie Girl Foundation and wanting me to serve on the board, I couldn’t have felt more honored. I started working in the nonprofit world in college at Make-A-Wish Wisconsin as a Special Events Intern. Once the internship ended, I stayed involved with the organization volunteering as a Wish Granter and also went on to volunteer with the American Red Cross Association and the Milwaukee Center for Independence. After college, I started a full time job with the American Society for Quality. Though my current job lands me in marketing at a for-profit company, I’ve always tried to make space for non-profit work in my life. I’ve worked and volunteered with some wonderful organizations, all working towards the common goal to make a difference in one capacity or another. However, none of them really hit too close to home for me or connected with my personal experiences — until now.

Although I never got the opportunity to meet precious little Charlotte, I feel connected to her through the memories of her family, my new family. I hear the sweet stories told at holidays, I see the precious photos on the walls, and I feel the love, joy, and hope she leaves behind in her legacy. Being a part of this organization, I know we can continue her fight and bring the same light she carries in her soul to other deserving families.



Thanks for checking in! Don’t forget about Bang-O at Community Grounds on Saturday 1-2:30, proceeds go to A Charlie Girl Foundation.

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