Addison Bryan Foundation holding third annual toy drive

ELIZABETHTOWN — In hopes of raising childhood cancer awareness and helping families cope with childhood cancer, Holly Brisson and First Bank in Elizabethtown will hold a toy drive through June 26.

Addison Bryan, daughter of Ben and Hillary Bryan, passed away from cancer this year. She would have been 2 on June 30 of this month.

According to their foundation, childhood cancer is the No. 1 cause of death for children in the United States. Ben and Hillary started the non-profit, Addison Bryan Foundation, with the mission to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to help families cope with childhood cancer.

This month they have asked their friends to honor Addison by joining them in collecting a new unwrapped toy for children who are enduring long hospital stays. Holly, a school friend of Ben wants to help the couple in their mission.

“I hope we get a good turnout,” Holly said. “It makes my heart feel good to be able to honor Addison and make other children smile.”

Folks are asked to drop off new unwrapped toys for children ages 1 to 16 years of age at First Bank, located at 232 W. Broad St. in Elizabethtown to benefit children at UNC, Duke and WakeMed Children’s Hospitals.

For details on how you can help please the Addison Bryan Foundation visit