Edina-based Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation participating in fourth annual Give to the Max Day on Nov. 15

EDINA, MINN- Nov. 8, 2012- Abbey's Hope Charitable Foundation is one of many nonprofit organizations throughout the state the will once again ask Minnesotans to display their record-breaking generosity by donating to their favorite charities and schools online at www.givemn.org during the fourth annual "Give to the Max Day" on November 15th.

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Abbey’s Hope announces details for 5th annual golf tournament

EDINA, MINN. – August 15, 2012 – Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation today announces details for its 5th annual golf tournament, Monday, Sept. 17 at Braemar Golf Course in Edina.

“We’re excited for this day of fun while raising awareness for a very serious cause,” said Katey Taylor, co-founder of Abbey’s Hope and mother to Abbey Taylor, who died of complications from injuries due to an improperly maintained pool drain. “The generosity and support of the community allows us to continue to fund programs that make pools and spas safer for our children.”

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Abbey’s Hope reminds parents to be vigilant following recent drownings

EDINA, MINN. – July 10, 2012 – According to a recent Minnesota Department of Natural Resources report, the number of drownings in the state has reached a 10-year high with 25 non-boating deaths so far this year.

 “We are alarmed at the disturbing number of drownings that have already occurred this summer,” said Katey Taylor, co-founder of Abbey’s Hope and mother to Abbey Taylor, who died of complications from injuries due to an improperly maintained pool drain. “Many of these tragedies could have been prevented by wearing a life vest and with active parental supervision.”

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Abbey’s Hope co-founder presented with prestigious Rotary Club award

EDINA, MINN. – May 31, 2012 – Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation is honored to announce that Katey Taylor, co-founder of Abbey’s Hope, was presented the Chrysanne Manoles Women in Leadership Award on Thursday, May 24.

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Keri Noble to perform at the 5th Annual Abbey's Hope Golf Tournament

EDINA, MINN. – April 18, 2012 – Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation is excited to announce that Minnesota-based singer/songwriter Keri Noble will be performing at the 5th Annual Abbey’s Hope Golf Tournament, Sept.17 at Braemar Golf Course.

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Abbey’s Hope recognizes Drowning Prevention and Awareness Month and works to draw the attention of parents

EDINA, MINN. – May 14, 2012 – To raise awareness of Drowning Prevention and Awareness Month this May, and as public pools begin opening Memorial Day weekend, Abbey's Hope Charitable Foundation is working to educate parents on drowning prevention and the dangers of entrapment with a renewed commitment to its mission.

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Abbey's Hope and North Memorial Hospital lead Hennepin County water safety coalition

EDINA, MINN. – April 12, 2012 – Due to an unprecedented number of drownings in the past year in Hennepin County, a new safety coalition coordinated by Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation and North Memorial Hospital is holding several events to create awareness about water safety. The first event will take place in Brooklyn Park.

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The Dragonfly Story

Excerpted from the eulogy at Abbey Taylor's Celebration of Life Service

Below the surface of a quiet pond lived a colony of water bugs. They were happy, living far from the sun. But they noticed that occasionally, a member of their colony would climb up a lily stalk and disappear from sight, never to return. Where do you suppose she went? wondered a water bug.

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Pool Safety Tips

  • Use the Water Watchdog System to make sure children are always closely supervised in the pool area.

  • Remind kids to stay away from pool and hot tub drains.

  • Never dive into water less than 9 feet deep.

  • Keep gates to the pool area latched.


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