In January Hailey Kennedy, who had just celebrated her thirteenth birthday, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. AML, as it is known, is a life threatening form of cancer rare in children. Hailey’s parents, Tim and Aimee Kennedy, were devastated. To add to their shock, they had to make an immediate decision regarding treatment. Twenty-four hours later Hailey and her mom left for Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Aimee left her job and home to be with her daughter during the six month treatment regimen. Her father Tim, who had sustained broken ribs and a head injury the prior month in a fall at work, was left to deal with the financial issues and keep the home fires burning. Fortunately, Tim, Aimee and Hailey soon learned they were not alone in dealing with their plight.
On April 27th, a group of the Kennedy’s friends and neighbors will host a fundraising event at Delray’s DeBilzan Gallery, at 38 East Atlantic Avenue (williamdebilzan.net). Spearheaded by world renowned artist and gallery owner William DeBilzan, Emmy Award winning composer/concert pianist Jace Vek (www.jacevek.com), WishGivers Organization/Till We Meet Again Charities’ P.J. Schrantz (http://wishgivers.org/hope-for-hailey/), and comedian George DeMartino the evening will be a celebration of and for Hailey. Cocktails and light hors d’ouvres will be served. There will be a silent auction and guests will be invited to bid on an exciting array of items including a dinner cruise for 20 people on board a luxurious 90 foot yacht. Jace Vek and George DeMartino will be ‘included’ in the yacht package as entertainment! Vek has composed a new work, Hailey’s Sunrise, written in Hailey’s honor, which he will debut at the event on the 27th.
All goods, services, and auction items have been donated for this event. All funds raised will benefit Hailey Kennedy and WishGivers Foundation.
For more information, photos, and/or interview requests, please contact Carol Kassie at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Hailey Kennedy Fundraiser
April 27, 2013
38 East Atlantic Avenue, Unit B5
Delray Beach, FL 33483
For tickets/to RSVP: 561-266-2090