08 Aug A Tribute to Elle
Elle Taylor Seiden, the beloved daughter of our friend and former colleague Jason Seiden, lost her life on July 22, 2018 after bravely battling a debilitating disease called CRPS.
“ Elle lived her life exactly as we encourage ourselves and others to do so: fully and unapologetically. And though she never wanted to be anyone’s inspiration, she couldn’t help but to inspire everyone she met. (Starting with me.) Please help me honor her by putting a little extra love in the world today. Share love. Share light. Celebrate life. It’s important. Even now. Especially now. Because there’s a girl who wanted to but can’t anymore.”
– Jason Seiden
We ask you to join us and the HR community in supporting the Seiden family and honoring Elle’s memory by participating in #ATributeToElle, a day of giving, onFriday, August 10th, and making a donation to one of Elle’s favorite organizations, the Human Rights Campaign.
By inspiring and engaging all Americans, the Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
On September 9th, 2018 the Human Rights Campaign will be hosting the Seiden family for a visit in Washington DC and flying a flag at their headquarters in honor of Elle’s memory.
“Elle’s advocacy for LGBTQ equality is an inspiration to us all. We are touched that HRC was one of Elle’s favorite charities, and it is our honor to fly a flag at our headquarters in her memory. We will hold her strength, courage and bravery as an example to follow as we continue our fight for full equality.”
– Chad Griffin, President, Human Rights Campaign.
Even if you don’t know Jason personally, we hope you’ll join us and honor his daughter’s memory for #ATributeToElle this Friday, August 10th (It also happens to be Jason Seiden’s birthday). Let’s come together and show our love and support to the Seiden family during this unimaginable time.
Here are a few ways to help on the day of awareness:
Donate to this Facebook Fundraiser, share and invite your friends to donate
Create your own Facebook Fundraiser (it’s easy to do) to the Human Rights Campaign, or one of Elle’s other favorite charities and tag #ATributeToElle so we can track the total funds made in Elle’s honor.
To create a fundraiser for a charitable organization follow these steps:
1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed
2. Click Raise Money.
3. Select Nonprofit/Charity
4. Select a charitable organization (Human Rights Campaign, True Colors Fund or The Burning Limb Foundation), choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details.
5. Click Create.
6. Share with friends. Use the invite feature to notify your friends and post your fundraiser.
Take a photo of something beautiful and post it on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and use the hashtag #ATributeToElle.
Write a blog post about your support for the Seiden family and ask for donations to the Human Rights Campaign, or one of Elle’s other favorite charities and tag #ATributeToElle
Follow the hashtag #ATributeToElle and share fundraising messages and blog posts.
We hope you’ll join us, and the community in honoring this brave young woman, this incredible family, and this meaningful cause with #ATributeToElle thisFriday, August 10th.