Believe in Brooke Farmers' Market Raises Nearly 5K
The Ridgefield community rallied together this past Sunday to purchase fresh, local veggies and fruits in support of resident Brooke Blake, a little girl who is battling a rare form of brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).
The Farmers' Market, located in front of Bissell Pharmacy, rasied nearly $5,000 for the Blake Family. Local businesses supported the event as well. Audrey Road Kids, Whip, Salon and Bissell Pharmacy all donated 10% of Sunday sales to the Blake Family.
The Market was organized by residents Emily Mills, Anne Uecker, Kirsten Cerulli, and Megan Couri. Couri said it best when she posted this note of thanks on Facebook:
It really takes a village! Thank you to all who came out and supported The Blake Family at the Farmer's Market. We raised almost $5,000 in one day!!
Thanks to the local businesses that donated 10% of their sales to the cause. Audrey Road Kids, Whip, and Bissel's Pharmacy.
Thanks to local businesses, organizations, and Schools that donated goods for sale. The Hickories, Simpaug Farms, The Ridgefield Playhouse, Mililo Farms, We Do Lines, Promolink, The Hickories, 109 Cheese, Stop and Shop, St. Mary's School, Barlow Mountain, Scotland School,and the Mom's Club
Special volunteers: Mara Martin, Kathleen Murdock, Rachel Rogers, Paula Alloy, Sandra Gill, Barbara Poole, and Teresa Lelash. Kirstin Cerulli, Stacey Carney, Brian Ward, Kimberly Kurtz, Nicole Sean Burke.
To read more about Brooke’s story, click here.
*Image of Brooke and her mom courtesy of Megan Couri