Change Generation: Jenna Edwards and For a Day Foundation Bring Joy to Kids With Cancer

In the latest installment of our video series on risk-taking, do-gooding young entrepreneurs, we talk with Jenna Edwards. She used her beauty pageant and modeling career to start a nonprofit that brings joy to pediatric cancer patients in hospitals, "I have a huge responsibility." She started The For A Day Foundation after helping some children at a telethon, which led to media attention, including appearing on Oprah. And for others interested in starting a nonprofit? "Get as much education as you can. And know what questions to ask."

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About Jenna Edwards: With over seventeen years of experience in pageantry, Jenna Edwards made history by claiming the title of Miss Florida USA 2007 in July. Jenna also represented Florida in the Miss America pageant in 2005, making her only the 3rd woman in history to represent Florida at both national competitions. Jenna manages a non-profit organization for pediatric cancer patients and hopes to continue her education by obtaining an MBA with a concentration in non-profit management.

The For A Day Foundation: The For a Day Foundation is home to unique programs for pediatric cancer patients. We all know the feeling of a "just-because" gift or special visit, especially when we're sick or going through a tough time. That's the concept of FADF--giving a little pick-me-up to kids in treatment for cancer. Taking care of ourselves reaches beyond treating and preventing our illnesses. Addressing our psychological needs affects our physical well-being, too.

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