Many of you may have heard this by now, but if not, I am part of a group helping to raise money for a friend of ours whose little girl has cancer. Darby was diagnosed in April with APL Leukemia. She was only 13 months old at the time. She is the youngest person ever to be diagnosed with this type of Leukemia.
Darby and her mom have spent the majority of the past 6 months at the hospital, undergoing chemotherapy. She is responding well to the treatments, but she still has a long journey ahead of her, especially to be such a small and young little thing.
A friend of mine suggested we do an fundraiser to help the Farnsworths with their ever-growing stack of medical bills. We brainstormed and have decided to organize three events we think will really help Darby's family.
First, a community garage-type sale will be held at a local elementary school on Saturday, November 6 from 8-3. We are getting a ton of donations from dozens of families. It will be huge.
Second, Rita's Night, at Rita's Italian Ice. We will be personally scooping and serving up ice cream to everyone from 6-9 pm on Monday, November 8. Rita's will donate 20% of the proceeds and all tips we receive (I hope we are some good scoopers!).
Third, a series of online auctions. This is the part that all of you who do not live nearby can help with! The first auction begins November 8 and lasts one week. The second one begins the following week. Depending on how many more donations we get, we may do another auction after that. If you or anyone you know owns a business or makes handmade items, please let us know if you'd like to donate. We already have some impressive stuff from some very generous people.
All information can be found at dollarsfordarby.blogspot.com. That is the site for the auction, as well. You can get there by clicking the link on the upper left corner of my blog with Darby's cute picture on it. You can also add the same button on your blog to help spread the word by going to the website and copying and pasting the HTML code onto your blog design layout.
I am so excited about the response we have gotten so far. There are so many generous and caring people out there. If you want to help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.