"For that dash represents all the time
That Emily spent alive on earth...
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;
The cars...the house...the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash."

Excerpt from "The Dash," By Linda Ellis

Mission Statement

Emily’s Dash Foundation is dedicated to supporting charitable efforts that relate to the life of Emily Grace Koenig (7/8/90 – 12/11/02). At the young age of 12, Emily died very suddenly from bacterial meningitis, a rare but vaccine-preventable disease. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FOUNDATION.


Donations are made at the Chester County Community Foundation website. DONATE NOW


World Meningitis Day 2017 April 24, 2017 All Day Global  
World Meningitis Day  April 24, 2016 All Day All Over the World Join Hands Against Meningitis 
Emily’s Dash & Splash July 13, 2014 9:00 a.m. Timed Race Starts Layton Park & Coatesville Country Club Learn more about this event 
Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser for World Meningitis Day April 24, 2013 4pm - 10pm Texas Roadhouse, Downingtown location, 1205 E. Lancaster Ave., 610-269-5595 Learn more about this event. 
Emily's Dash Celebration December 30, 2012 4 - 8pm Whitford Country Club Register at CCCF Website 
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  • Supporting CoMO's Global Conference: Vaccine Session Vaccines are the most effective method of preventing meningitis. Where vaccination rates are high, cases drop. Despite the benefits of vaccination, a minority of people doubt their safety and effectiveness ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2020, 5:00 AM by Emily Koenig
  • EDF Funds Vaccines workshop at international conference Emily’s Dash Foundation (EDF) was proud to provide support to the Confederation of Meningitis Organisation’s (CoMO) global conference in 2019, held on November 15-17 in London, UK ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2020, 4:28 AM by Emily Koenig
  • World Meningitis Day 2017 On World Meningitis Day 2017, families and lives all over the world continue to be impacted by this horrific disease. It has been 15 years since we lost our precious ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2017, 2:16 AM by Emily Koenig
  • World Meningitis Day 2016 The clock is ticking and World Meningitis Day is tomorrow, April 24, 2016.  Just 24-hours can mean the difference between life and death for anyone at any age.  Learn ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2016, 9:30 AM by Lorrie Laskey
  • Meningitis B Vaccine PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR ROUTINE INTRODUCTION OF MENINGITIS B VACCINES IN THE USThe Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet tomorrow, June 24, to discuss and vote ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2016, 9:26 AM by Lorrie Laskey
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