Fundraiser for KIDS!

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Join Us!  

What:    Party Fundraiser for Maggie Rose Perinatal Bereavement Program

Where: SPINS Bowl, 333 North Bedford Road, Mount Kisco

When:   Tuesday, June 19th, 6:00-9:00 PM

Why:     To raise money to support families who experience perinatal loss

$20/ticket – includes a light dinner and free t-shirt (while supplies last)

*GREAT RAFFLE PRIZES AVAILABLE – $1.00/TICKET

No need to RSVP in advance, just come on over!
There will be a lane or two dedicated to younger kids (not to mention the enticing bouncy castle), so it promises to be a fun night for kids of all ages.

So what is the Maggie Rose Perinatal Bereavement Program?  And why do these tween/teens care enough to raise funds for it?

The Maggie Rose Perinatal Bereavement Program was founded by the Rose family in honor of their daughter, Maggie, who died shortly after her birth from trisomy 13, a catastrophic chromosomal abnormality.  She would have been 7 at the end of this month.   The program, which is administered by the Bereavement Center of Westchester,  provides support to families who suffer from still birth, infant death, an adverse pre- and post-natal diagnosis and pregnancy loss at any stage.   The program offers individual counseling and a peer support group that is lead by a professional and meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at The Ken Hamilton Caregiver Center at The Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco from 7pm to 8:30pm.  The program has supported many families throughout the county since its start in 2005.  The program operates exclusively on donations, so fundraising is essential.

The beautiful part of this story is that is is Maggie’s brothers and their wonderful friends who have put together the whole evening of fun to raise funds for the program.  They are a sweet bunch who have loved and lost a very special little girl and have learned life lessons that have made them all the better people for loving her.  Please support their efforts to keep this wonderful program possible for other families.