3rd Annual Mackenzie Newsome Family Fun Day is planned for Saturday, September 19 from 3 to 7pm at Moose Lodge on Boulevard Drive.
There will be fun activities for kids, including face-painting and crafts. Raffle prizes and dinner ($10 per person or $35 family of 4) benefit Mackenzie Newsome Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or before the event at City Hall in the finance department from Nancy Conciatore Lahoud.
IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND BUT WOULD LIKE TO DONATE PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: The Mackenzie Newsome Scholarship Fund and mail to:
The Mackenzie Newsome Scholarship
36 Tamarack Ave
Danbury CT 06810
About Mackenzie (from The Mackenzie Newsome Scholarship Family Fun Day Fundraiser facebook page)
Mackenzie Newsome was just 3 years old when she began to suffer the effects of a softball sized epithelioid sarcoma tumor that pressed against her lungs, airway and heart. The brave little warrior that she was endured many chemo treatments, several surgeries and 31 rounds of radiation. She endured all of this while blossoming into a beautiful, gentle and angelic little girl. She was a special needs tutor at Mill Ridge School and took her responsibilities of a big sister very seriously. After beating the 1st tumor in just a short time another grew and engulfed Mac's upper body in just a few short months. After a very tiring battle, Mackenzie became our personal guardian angel on March 5th 2013. In her short years on Earth, she taught people to love unconditionally, think of yourself as a princess and always be kind to one another.