Ways to Support Smiley Riley

By Katy Agro Myers, Publisher Mom, Macaroni Kid Pasadena-Severna Park April 25, 2019

Riley Whitney - a five-year-old from Arnold, found out this week he has Neuroblastoma (cancer in his bone marrow). Riley has three brothers and his parents have been with him through this scary week. 

We want to rally around Smiley Riley and his family while they take on this big fight.  How can you help? 

  • Creative Beginnings, Riley's preschool family, is hard at work with their GoFundMe page for the Whitney Family. They also decided to turn their playground fundraiser into a fundraiser dedicated to Riley and his gofundme. They’ve hit two of their goals and are over halfway to their third goal! Riley’s classmates are collecting toys, puzzles, fruit snacks and little items for Riley to enjoy during his stay at the hospital.  
  • Local mom and substitute preschool teacher of Riley, Chanel Pariseau, is a distributor for Senegence International and is using her skincare/makeup gig to raise funds to create a big care gift package for Riley’s mom!  10% of all sales from now through Mother’s Day will go towards this event. People also have the option to sponsor products from her company to be directly added and to donate money or items as well.  You’re welcome to contact Chanel directly to shop in person or through her Facebook group - Chanel’s Glossip Girls. Shipping is available!  This basket will be filled with items to comfort, ease and support Ashley Whitney - and Riley can use a handful of items too!  You may contact Chanel via email

If your business or community organization would like to help Support Smiley Riley, email me at or Chanel at  

Riley and family:  you are all in our thoughts and prayers!  #RileyStrong #SmileyRileyStrong