Ethan & Choco's Book Club

Striving to make access to books and reading a core part of the care that SuperKids receive in the hospital, with the principal premise that literacy support for children fighting cancer and other life-threatening conditions can help promote cognitive development and social connections that are part of thriving through treatment and beyond

Ethan and ECBC are in the newspaper!

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fullsizerenderWe are so excited for today’s article about Ethan & Choco’s Book Club in the Orange County Register! Thank you to Theresa Walker for writing such a terrific article! Click HERE for the link to the online version

We didn’t manage to get our hands on a printed newspaper until this evening…and when we did, Ethan was so excited to see that he actually made the front page (I was pretty excited too)!! That was such a great surprise!!  img_5202

Because it’s not mentioned in the article, I’d like to acknowledge the amazing support of the organizations that have helped ECBC to get off the ground so far. We’re so grateful for Audra Wilford and the MaxLove Project, which has partnered with us to provide invaluable organizational support and is doing tremendous work to offer whole body wellness programs and anti-cancer nutrition that helps kids battling cancer to thrive through treatment and well beyond. I’d also like to acknowledge Susie Alexander and the Tustin bookstore Once Upon a Storybook , which has promoted, supported, and donated books to ECBC each month since our launching last December. We’re also grateful for the substantial book donations from Milk and Bookies, Barry Ackerman and Kids READ, PBS SoCal, Kris Mauger Allison and Burnham Benefits, and And, we are grateful for the support of the Kiwanis Club of Irvine, as well as the Kiwanis clubs of Orange County for their initial donation and pledge of future support. Finally, thank you to Tod and Sharon Paris and the Adzich Family for your significant monetary donations, and all of the individual donors who have donated money and books over the past year. We’re so grateful for all of the donations thus far, and yet this is just the very beginning of a long-term effort! We will need significant ongoing monetary and new book donations in the months and years to come in order to create a sustainable library for hospitalized kids in Orange County. To donate money, you can visit our fundraising site at, and to donate new books, you can visit our wish list on Amazon at

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