April showers eventually bring May flowers… but, they also bring muddy puddles! That’s why the founders of the Muddy Puddles Project have declared April 1st “National Jump in Muddy Puddles Day,” kicking-off a season of special events featuring Entertainment One’s (eOne) popular preschool TV property, Peppa Pig.
The Muddy Puddles Project is a fundraising platform for the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation, a certified nonprofit that funds pediatric cancer research. The project was inspired by Ty, a little boy who loved Peppa Pig and dreamed of jumping in muddy puddles when his cancer was cured but he never got the chance. The Muddy Puddles Project has since been named an official charity partner for Peppa Pig in the U.S.
To celebrate National Jump in Muddy Puddles Day on April 1st, The Muddy Puddles Project is kicking off various activities, including:
- Party with Peppa at Somers Sports Arena (Somers, NY) is a fun-filled afternoon on April 1, 2017 from 12:30 – 3pm (EST) where children will have the opportunity to meet Peppa herself, along with other great activities such as magic, slime time, mad science, puppet shows, arts and crafts, sensory activities, face painting, balloon animals and a gaga pit. GET TICKETS HERE.
- Register to host a “Welly Walk” Fundraiser for a chance to win a meet-and-greet with Peppa Pig! Welly walks are a fun and exciting way to explore the outdoors while wearing wellies and rain slickers – rain or shine! We are looking for participants to join Peppa and support the Muddy Puddles Project by hosting a Welly Walk fundraiser at their school or club during the month of April. This activity is an opportunity to explore nature with younger participants and incorporate learning opportunities along the way! CLICK HERE to register and download everything you need for a successful event.
- The “Muddy Puddle Jump Challenge” on social media. We’re asking families coast-to-coast to post photos and videos of themselves jumping in a “muddy puddle” on National Jump in Muddy Puddles Day (and throughout April) to show their support for the charity and this special day. Participants are asked to share a photo and/or video on their social pages in April with the hashtag #PeppaMuddyPuddleChallenge.
For more information on the Muddy Puddles Project and Ty Louis Campbell Foundation:
Website: www.muddypuddlesproject.org and www.thetlcfoundation.org
Facebook: @MuddyPuddlesProject and @TLCF.org
Instagram: @MuddyPuddlesProject and @tlcfoundation
Twitter: @_muddy_puddles and @SuperTyCampbell
**High-resolution photos available upon request.
About the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation
The Ty Louis Campbell Foundation is a certified nonprofit organization that funds innovative research and clinical trials specifically geared toward the treatment of the most aggressive childhood cancers. Our mission is to help fund the intelligence and technology that will improve long-term survival rates and minimize side-effects for children diagnosed with the deadliest cancers, while helping to care for families when their child is in treatment by providing financial assistance and uplifting experiences.