A young wife and mother, Melissa White, passed away at the age of 30... Buy a raffle in support for a good cause
On March 2nd, 2012, a young wife and mother in Langley, Melissa White, passed away at the age of 30. Diagnosed 13 months prior with ALS and Frontotemporal Dementia - one of the youngest persons to be diagnosed with both diseases - Melissa represents an incredibly small percentage of the population as most people are diagnosed with ALS between the ages of 40-60 and only 5% will also be diagnosed with FTD. A horrible life-sentence, ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, currently has no cure and is characterized as a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disease. To say that this Langley family has had a difficult year and a half is an incredible understatement.
Here is a local article on the family what hit me hard about this article is what the son said to his dad that broke my heart "He told me once that we needed to go to the mommy store and get a new mommy.”
In the wake of her passing, a friend and member of the community has started a number of fundraising initiatives to help support the husband and three young children, ages 2, 4 and 6. All funds are going to a special Personal Tragedy Account set up for the family at the Royal Bank in Langley.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Langley, the 'Melissa White Legacy Raffle' tickets are being sold RIGHT NOW all over Langley, Surrey & WhiteRock. With over $5700 in prizes, including a grand prize of two tickets ANYWHERE WestJet flies, if this families' story doesn't move you to action, these prizes most certainly will! (http://whitefamilytrustfund.weebly.com/raffle-prizes.html)
With only 2000 tickets printed, odds of winning are excellent and your $10 ticket enters you to win all 4 prizes!
If you wish to purchase raffle tickets, LIKE them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MelissaWhiteLegacyEvent), check out their website (http://whitefamilytrustfund.weebly.com) or email@example.com.
At one point or another, we will all experience struggles, tragedies and situations, which are simply beyond our comprehension or control. It is in those times that we so appreciate the people who come alongside of us, not just in the short term, but in the long term.
By taking a moment to purchase a raffle ticket, you will be helping do just that for this family. By taking the few moments to spend that $10, $20 or more, your gift will act as a part of a larger, corporate effort by the community, near and far, to show the White Family that they are not alone in this journey.
Would you take a moment and consider being a part of something positive in the midst of this unbelievably difficult situation. Even if you have never, nor will ever meet this family, your gift will be such a blessing.
Some other ways to get involved:
- To donate to the family, send your donation via email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org , donate right on the Facebook page, or donate IN PERSON at the Royal Bank - Willowbrook Branch (simply ask to donate the 'In Trust for the White Family' account)
- If you haven't already, you can LIKE the Facbeook page for the events in support of the White Family at www.facebook.com/MelissaWhiteLegacyEvent and SHARE it on your Facebook Profile.
-you can attend the 'Celebrity Scoop Night' happening on June 20th from 5pm - 8pm at the Langley Crossing Marble Slab Creamery http://whitefamilytrustfund.weebly.com/celebrity-scoop-night.html
-if you know of a local business that would like to donate an item for LIVE or silent auction for the Online Auction(s) starting June 1st or the Burger & Brew event on June 24, 2012, please email email@example.com