The personal fundraiser for Angelina was held this past Saturday, September 26th at the Maple Lanes Golf Course in Sterling Heights. Nick’s cousin, Lori, put it together and did a great job.
Everyone had a great time and it was a big success. Tammy drove a golf cart with me in tow and personally thanked everyone at various holes for coming while I took shots of the teams. There were many people that Tammy and Nick had never met until Saturday, and were really touched by their generousity.
The fundraiser was held to offset the medical costs that the insurance will not cover. Both Tammy and Nick have decided to donate all remaining monies when treatment is over to the Jacob Michael Davis Foundation.
If you would like to participate in any children’s cancer fundraisers, I urge you to visit www.jacobmichaeldavis.org soon. The annual gala will be held again on November 14, 2009 at 6 p.m. at Cherry Creek Golf Course in Shelby Township. It’s a formal event.
The JMD Foundation was founded by Eric and Michelle Davis, parents of Jacob Michael who passed away at 7 years old on May 20, 2005 from Leukemia. Michelle and my BIL, Nick are first cousins and Nick was the godfather of Jacob.
It’s a remarkable foundation that continues to grow from the generousity of people like you. They help many families of children battling cancer, and provide everything from grief counseling to financial assistance. It’s horrible enough when your child is sick or passes, and imagine when life continues. You can’t afford to pay your gas or electric bill or even the mortgage payment, but it’s people like Michelle and Eric who lived it first-hand and decided to do something about it.
I’m a believer in positive energy, therefore, I will not mention what the media is making headlines about. Rather, I want to encourage you to do something, financial or dedicated time to make your heart feel good and put a smile on your face because you did something for someone who truly needed it.
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September 29, 2009