On November 28, 2017 as the sun set and the sky turned to a rich shade of PINK, The DONNA Foundation hosted 500 inaugural Brick-by-Brick owners at  Oceanfront Park, in Jacksonville Beach  for a dedication ceremony led by Donna.  The Foundation is paving the way to finish breast cancer and creating a space for love, celebration and remembrance of life. When we think of the people in our lives and those we love, we often remember certain details—a conversation, a laugh, a certain look, or even a favorite place. Relationships have a way of shaping who we are and who we will become.

The DONNA Foundation, together with our media partner First Coast News launched the DONNA Brick-by-Brick Campaign in late 2016.   The plan for the project is to fill the circular pathway at Oceanfront Park with commemorative stones that showcase, not only the names, but the details of those special to us.  To provide the community with a beautiful place to reflect and remember their loved ones, to know they mattered.

Donna, along with a few special folks, spoke briefly about what the project meant to them as guests communed with one another, shared stories and connected. Following this first installation, bricks are scheduled be placed biannually, spring/summer and fall/winter. To date this project has financially supported hundreds of families living with breast cancer. Learn more about the Brick-by-Brick campaign or to purchase a brick please click here.