To those of you who have read my last post (An Awakening), you understand what a huge difference learning about Ronan has made in my life. Although sometimes it is easy to slip and get caught up with foolish things, for the most part, Ronan keeps me grounded.
For the past few months, I have been working really hard with a few special people involved with Interact Club at the high school to come up with a fundraiser event. The idea of hosting a charity craft show got tossed around, and we decided it was the best choice.
We managed to get some awesome vendors, some local, some not, to buy a table where they will sell their products to the public. The cost of the vendors' table and the entry fee goes to the Ronan Thompson Foundation. If you have not read my last post, I can catch you up!
The foundation was started this past year by Maya Thompson, Ronan's mother. Ronan was 3 years old when he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. Sadly, he passed away three days shy of his 4th birthday this past May after an 8 month fight with cancer. Ronan's mom is trying to get more funding for research (childhood cancer is the least funded out of all cancers and therefore most deadly) as well as support any families currently dealing with a child having cancer (medical bills, grocery shopping, clothing, etc.). You can check out more about it here: theronanthompsonfoundation.com
Because we want to make the event as awesome as possible, we are really trying to create a buzz about it. It will be taking place Saturday, April 28th from 9 AM - 3 PM in Morristown High School's cafeteria (50 Early Street). More specifics will come the closer we get! In the meantime, spread the word!
Lucky for us, last night, Zebu Forno was gracious enough to have a fundraiser dinner! This means that from 6 PM until 8 PM, 15% of Zebu's profits were donated to the Ronan Thompson Foundation. How awesome! Zebu's staff was excellent, and the food was delicious. It was a perfect way to raise awareness and money while having fun. Zebu offers these dinners to any type of sports team, charity, etc. I strongly recommend it.
That's all for tonight! Thanks SO much to everyone who came out last night and supported. It means the absolute world. Here's a challenge: do something nice for someone tomorrow; pay them a compliment, pay for their coffee, smile, ANYTHING! You would be surprised how easy it is to turn someone's day around.
P.S. If anyone would be interested in being a vendor or volunteer/donating, please let me know! The more the merrier! You can reach me on here, or at www.facebook.com/mhscharitycraftshow