It's time for the 3rd annual Ryan's Lion Fundraiser! Every year, Ryan's Lion Organization Volunteers spearhead a huge Bake Sale, and proceeds help us to fund our stock of Ryan's Lions to be donated to charitable organizations during the coming year.
This year, our goal is to fund an annual donation to the NICU at UVRMC, a contribution to a women's domestic violence shelter in Oregon, and other worthy causes. Join us from 8 a.m. to noon (or until the goodies are gone) for fresh baked goods including pies, home-baked artisan breads, granola, brownies, cinnamon rolls, and much more. To donate baked goods, boutique items, or cash, please contact Karlyn at 801-471-4466.
Bake Sale Information:
when: Saturday, June 8, 2013 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
where: 153 E 400 N Springville, Utah
**Please note that Art City Days parade traffic will close Springville's Main Street from 9:50 - 11:30 a.m. 400 North is open to traffic, but if you are traveling northbound, you may have better success traveling north via 400 East in Springville, then turning west to find us.
Photo: Luc, a Ryan's Lion supporter, spent his own savings to purchase a few brownies for himself and help fund a donation of a Ryan's Lion to another needy child.
The Ryan's Lion Organization, and Ryan's family all express our deepest sorrow for the families of victims in the Sandy Hook, Connecticut shootings. We have felt that it might be appropriate to do something for these families, but because families are already inundated with gifts, we have decided to set up a donation of Ryan's Lions that will go to another children's organization in honor of the children who died in the Sandy Hook incident.
If you are interested in contributing the cost of a Ryan's Lion that will be donated to a support group that passes on a Ryan's Lion to a child who has been a witness to or a victim of domestic violence, we are in need of funding to make it possible to contribute 15 lions to this organization. To contribute, simply purchase a "Ryan's Lion" and under "order comments," type a note letting us know you would like to donate the lion in memory of one of the victims in Sandy Hook. Or, you can contact us by clicking the link at the right to send us an email requesting more information.
Ryan's Lion Organization
When our son, Ryan was born, I noticed something almost immediately. I got extremely impatient with people who made insensitive comments in their efforts to comfort me. One that was especially hard was, "they can do so much for babies these days thanks to technology."
Our son, Roderick Denzel Hunt, was 31 years old when he ended his life prematurely. He was serving in the military, having been deployed to Iraq two different times. He was a good soldier and loved his military family almost as much as his parents, brothers and sisters. We were a very close family. However, his addictions to alcohol and prescription pain meds took over, compromising his mind and his body. It came to a tragic end the evening of April 29th and the morning of April 30th, 2012, in Riverton, Utah.
My story starts on July 2, 2009. That was the day I tore my ACL and
shredded my meniscus so badly that even after the operation, thirty
percent of it was missing. Viewed with mature perspective, a blown out
knee isn't all that bad. But July second also happened to be the day
that I was recruited to play collegiate soccer- the day I watched all my
hopes and dreams come true, and then burn.
Tim has never been one to complain about anything, especially about being in pain. During the fall of 2010, Tim kept complaining about his left leg hurting just below his knee. He had crashed his motorcycle in a race in early November and we noticed a small bump and a bruise just below his knee.
My name is Cole. I am 3 years old. I was a healthy little boy saying "mama" & "dada" and waving, until 10 months old when I suddenly developed "A-tonic drop seizures" & "Absent Seizures" aka "Petit-Mal" in August 2009. My world suddenly changed as I had hundreds of seizures a day.
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