Steven’s Hope for Children co-founders, Tony and Sandy Cappelli are being recognized as Hometown Heroes at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Gala being held at the Riverside Convention Center on March 12.
Every year, the Foundation recognizes individuals from the Inland Empire that have made significant contributions to the benefit of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. This year, the award is being presented to the Cappellis for their work at Steven’s Hope for Children.
“Being named a Hometown Hero is very special as it confirms that the benefits provided to families from Steven’s Hope for Children is meaningful, needed and appreciated”, said Tony Cappelli, who serves as President and CEO. “But the real heroes are the volunteers, staff and supporters who do so much to realize our vision.”
Steven’s Hope for Children was started after Tony and Sandy experienced the death of their son, Steven, just 32 hours after his birth from multiple heart issues. The charity was started in his honor to help families with temporary housing, food, clothes, transportation expenses, activities, emotional support and love. Since 2002, the charity has helped thousands of children and their families deal with the financial and emotional strain of caring for a child with a serious illness or injury.