Dozens from across central Massachusetts attended a fundraiser to support child cancer patients and their families at the Yong Shing restaurant, at 90 Auburn St. in Auburn, on Sunday night.
The event was a fundraiser to support WhyMe (Worcester Helpful Youth Memories Everlasting), a local non-profit founded in 1985 by 13-year-old Sherry Shepherd during her four year battle with cancer. WhyMe provides support for the families of over 550 children battling cancer. It also operates Sherry’s House at 1152 Pleasant St. in Worcester, a no-cost residence program for families while their child is on active treatment at a local hospital.
Along with residents, the charity raffle received support from local businesses, which donated holiday baskets and gift certificates for fundraising raffles. Several businesses provided holiday gift bags to support the event, including Paul Conzo Salon, Bris Sweet Treats, Green Goodness, Headliners Barbershop, Frankie’s Pizza, One Eyed Jacks Tiki Bar & Grill and Incredible Edibles.
Those who could not attend the charity fundraiser may still donate at the WhyMe site.