How can you make a difference?
Hannah encourages you to get involved in your community and support whichever cause you are passionate about! Please read more about the causes Hannah is deeply invested in and consider supporting their initiatives.
The Miss Florida and Miss Florida's Outstanding Teen Organization has gifted thousands of young women scholarship funds since 1935, which has allowed for many of them to graduate from college debt-free. This program provides life-changing experiences for each young woman who participates, while promoting community service, education, public speaking, talent, and becoming the best version of yourself!
#GoldTogether For Childhood Cancer Awareness -The #GoldTogether initiative began as a way for everyone to work together and make a huge impact. It started in St. Petersburg, Florida and can now be found at Relay for Life events nationwide with over ninety #GoldTogether teams. #GoldTogether gives the opportunity to Relay for Life teams to restrict their funding solely for childhood cancer. Within this initiative, over one million dollars has been raised for pediatric cancer awareness programs and research.
H.U.G.S. 4 Childhood Cancer
H.U.G.S. 4 Childhood Cancer-A 501 (c) (3) non-profit founded in 2018 by Hannah Adams and her family, H.U.G.S. 4 Childhood Cancer focuses on legislative awareness, community awareness, and family support. The ultimate goal of this foundation is to assist families along their journeys with pediatric cancer while lightening the pain one hug at a time.
Advanced Recovery Systems Real Talk-As a Real Talk Brand Ambassador with Advanced Recovery Systems, I travel the country educating students about the dangers of substance abuse. Real Talk highlights the realities and differences between mental and physical effects of alcohol on the brain, as well as emerging trends among youth in regards to experimentation with different substances. The Real Talk presentation is based on the Alcohol Literacy Challenge, which has revolutionized classroom-based prevention efforts by changing students' beliefs about the effects of alcohol through cutting-edge brain science and media literacy education. The Alcohol Literacy Challenge curricula is included in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)'s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. I would love to bring Real Talk to your school free of charge to spread this message. Education is power!
Hyundai Hope On Wheels-In 1998, Hyundai a small group of New England car dealers wanted to make a difference in their community. This eventually led them to the cause of pediatric cancer and creating Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a nationwide non-profit organization. With every Hyundai car sold, a portion of that sale goes to Hyundai Hope On Wheels. Over the past year, the non-profit surpassed a total of $172,000,000 donated to pediatric cancer research in the United States. Across the country, handprint ceremonies take place where a child who has been impacted by cancer can place their handprint on a brand new white Hyundai. This signifies the belief that just like every handprint is unique, every child's battle with cancer is different.
The For a Day Foundation-The For a Day Foundation was founded in 2001 by Miss Florida 2004 and Miss Florida USA 2007 Jenna Edwards. Jenna was inspired after giving a little girl one of her old tiaras and the FADF was created. Their mission is to "create emotionally therapeutic experiences for seriously ill children - and provide them and their families with a joyful and much needed diversion from the strain of chronic treatment." This allows kids to forget all of the adult like experiences that they are going through and for titleholders to spread smiles!