Blessings Blog

Welcome to our Blessings Blog that will slowly but surely be filled with stories of love, restoration and hope fueled by the efforts of Apryle Showers and written by Bill Schmidt. Bill, is the loving husband of Apryle and this blog will be his direct line to our Foundation followers, friends and beneficiaries. Please take time to learn more about our Foundation and some of the amazing people we are helping in Apryle’s name. Our hope is that if you or someone you know is fighting cancer, please allow us to help restore hope before it’s lost.

Apryle Showers Run – Florida’s Fastest 10K

At Apryle Showers, we're warming up for our second annual 10K race in Ponte Vedra, Florida to be held on April 7 in Nocatee. This wonderful community event is part of our ongoing efforts to raise awareness and funding for Apryle’s Mission: to serve individuals ages 30-55 currently undergoing treatment for cancer. We offer services that help restore hope to people fighting for their lives. With the partnership of Nocatee, we've put together a great course that is conducive to moving large numbers of people with lots of spectator and community support. Our goal is to make the Apryle Showers Run – Florida’s Fastest 10K one of our area’s best three annual running events each spring, alongside the DONNA 26.2 (in ...Read More »

Privileged to serve those who serve us at St. Johns County Fire & Rescue.

“Our vacation to Sanibel started with meeting Mindy. She had packed us a cooler and a bag of treats. The cooler had all of our favorite drinks along with fruit and yogurt. The bag had flip flops, candles, sunscreen and much more. We arrived in Sanibel and checked into the beautiful Sundial Resort and Spa. Cathy got us a two bedroom condo with amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico. She was sure to get us hooked up with paddle boarding and kayaking. Both were right on the beach in front of the resort. One of the days Cathy got us set up at the Spa. Tina and Haley got pedicures, while I got a 1-hour massage.Throughout the trip, we ...Read More »

A Collaboration of Hope

For over two years we’ve carried on Apryle’s mission with love and faith, and the support of so many wonderful people. The testimony of each beneficiary gives us encouragement and reinforces the need that Apryle recognized during her own treatment. To help us reach more people in need, the Apryle Showers Foundation decided to make some marketing investments and we’re glad we did! Earlier this year, Apryle Showers began partnering with Hen House Marketing on a new website design and Co3 Marketing on a marketing communications plan. Both Holly (Hen House Marketing) and Stephanie (CO3) have been tremendous partners in sharing their expertise and passion with our foundation. Below are just two of the countless improvements they have made to ...Read More »

A superhero gets a much-needed break.

“It has been such a stressful year trying to manage all of my treatments on top of working. I went through this journey without family or my close friends because I moved to the area shortly before my diagnosis. I wore superhero shirts to my treatment days. I was introduced to the Apryle Showers Foundation by going to a prom, which was my first opportunity to connect with people that truly understood my fight and we danced without judgment with smiles throughout the night. It’s been hard being able to spend as much time with my son as I wanted to throughout my journey. I had never heard of Hammock Beach Resort. I am thankful for the opportunity to step ...Read More »