Kensington Harrison is on a mission to help others after losing her friend, Brady Gabbard, to cancer.
Jennifer Gabbard (left) with Kensington Harrison. Photo by Travis Thayer, Eagle Country 99.3.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Community members are invited to join the Kensington Krusade.
Kensington Harrison was recently crowned Pure International Junior Teen Indiana 2022.
To represent her title, Kensington decided to create gift baskets for children at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The baskets will go to the children in the oncology unit because Kensington wants to be a pediatric oncology nurse when she grows up.
Kensington, along with Jennifer Gabbard, joined Eagle Country 99.3 last Friday to talk about the service project.
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The Harrisons and Gabbard have been close family friends for many years, a bond that was strengthened when Brady Gabbard was diagnosed with cancer in June 2021.
Kensington was the person behind the “Brady Strong” t-shirts which raised money to help the Gabbard family with their medical bills.
Brady inspires Kensington again. She plans to have the gift baskets delivered to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital on April 28, portraying Brady’s football number.
“We’re also doing this to raise awareness about childhood cancer because it’s so underfunded,” Gabbard said.
Community members can help the project by donating comfort items such as board games, stuffed animals, toys, coloring books and crayons, plush blankets and socks. Drop-off points have been set up at the Greendale Police Department and Lawrenceburg High School.
If enough donations arrive, gift baskets will also be dropped off at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
Monetary donations can be made via Venmo or PayPal.
To arrange a pickup, message Pure International Jr Teen Indiana 2022 on Facebook.