Pizza for a very ill woman's benefit tonight
March 27, 2017 7:05pm CST
Occasionally, a locally owned pizza parlor named Papa's does a benefit for a some local person with a terrible illness. Today, there is one for a young woman in her 20s who has Multiple Myeloma (a blood cancer related to leukemia). Allie is a receptionist at a doc's office where my wife has been going for the last six plus years. Anne says she was always very sweet and friendly. I do hope that they are able to cure this vivacious young woman. Each customer who brings in a special flyer from the doc's office will have 50% of the value of food purchased donated to help her with expenses. Additional Fundraiser Bucks can be bought too and 25% of those will go to the cause. It is so good that Papa's Pizza does this for local people faced with disastrous medical expenses and such terrible illnesses. Does anything like these benefits happen where you live? UPDATE: I got to meet this very nice young woman, Allie, last night. The place was packed. She is between chemo treatments and wearing a scarf to hide the fact that much of her hair has fallen out. She greeted Anne with a big hug and was talking to her many friends who came to support the benefit.
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• Charlotte, North Carolina
28 Mar 17
Raising money in this way is really nice, isn't it? Hope all goes well for her. Several we know got useful information on the site Chris Beat Cancer. They also sometimes have links for places where people can get more help.
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Mar 17
I used to volunteer for an organization that collected money for benefits for small-ensemble Baroque musicians without medical coverage. So it doe happen here. But I don't see many fundraisers for individuals. The Bay Area is just so darned big!
• United Kingdom
28 Mar 17
That is a lovely thing to do. I don't think there's anything exactly like that around here but businesses do often get involved with causes. There is a children's hospice not far from me and that is something which gets a lot of support from the area. Staff from a favourite pub of mine are going to do a skydive for the charity. There can usually be various charity boxes found in local shops too. We tend not to have a lot of these things for individuals, though.
28 Mar 17
Although there are various instances that i've seen, the first thing that pops into my head is one of my favorite yoga instructors. he has a donation based class twice a week that he donates all the proceeds either to a charity or even just to a person in need. he recently had a class for a friend of mine with cancer. of course, these aren't huge money makers, 15-25 people at a class, but still. every little bit helps.