WILMINGTON, MA — Last September, Wilmington 12-year-old Ceili Kinneen passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.
To honor Ceili, her family is having a “Sip & Sign” fundraiser in her name at Tremezzo Ristorante (2 Lowell Street) on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 6:30pm to 9pm. All proceeds from the evening will go to Boston Children’s Hospital, where Ceili received care while she was sick. Reserve your spot to make a sign HERE.
The event will also feature a robust table of fun-filled raffles, for which the general public is encouraged to stop by and press their luck.
“Our Sip & Sign Paint Night that evening is just about sold out,” said Kristen Wiercinski, Ceili’s aunt and one of the event’s organizers. “But the raffles are open to anyone who stops by Tremezzo that evening! Tickets are just $1 each, with a sheet of 25 tickets available for $20.”
Raffle items include a $100 Market Basket Gift Card; admission to the 5-day New England Basketball Academy’s Summer Basketball Camp; three-month membership at PUMPS Real Fitness for Women in Woburn; Gift Certificate to the Gibbet Hill Grill in Groton; hand-knit mittens; Nike NFL Half-Zip On-Field Apparel Jacket; Scratch Ticket Wreath; Pair of Ceili Strong personalized sneakers; “Goodies Homemade” Gift Certificate; a Self Care Gift Basket with $75 worth of personal care products; S’Mores Backyard Campfire Basket; “All Things Dog” Gift Basket; and a football signed by Patriots great Teddy Bruschi.
“My brother and sister-in-law have requested that the funds raised go specifically to the One Mission Resource Room at Children’s,” added Wiercinski. “Their little family received compassionate care and support through the Resource Room when Ceili was a patient at Children’s and they would like to use this fundraiser as a way to give back to other families of sick children.”
The One Mission Resource Room allocates funding to programs and services that help families to cope on a daily basis with the many emotional and financial challenges that childhood cancer brings. These include family-centered care initiatives that:
- Make the journey easier during treatment and hospitalization.
- Provide emotional support to patients, parents and siblings.
- Make the hospital experience less scary and stressful.
- Provide financial relief to families in need.
- Help to ease the daily toll of hospitalization.
- Bring smiles to the faces of sick children.
If you cannot attend the fundraiser, but would like to support the One Mission Resource Room in honor of Ceili, make a donation to the CeiliStrong page HERE.
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