Wynter was recently diagnosed with a type of childhood cancer, called ALL, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Her First Grade teacher, Kathy Crawford, organized this wonderful event with the help of co-workers and my good friend, Melissa Gerety. Melissa was spectacular at organizing our ToyRaiser last December and I was thrilled she agreed to help us with this cause!
The event was held at the school, which is a huge, new facility for Grades K-8. The school gym hosted many tables of donated items for auction. There was a picture booth for the kids to dress up and take goofy photos in.
And of course, R2-D2 was a special guest! I had a few volunteers available to help protect R2-D2 from wandering hands trying to pull or push delicate electronics in. I got to focus on controlling R2 while they were the crowd control.
To help raise money for Wynter's climbing medical bills, in addition to the auction, R2-D2 was accepting donations for pictures.
After the event wrapped up, the "team" posed for a picture with R2-D2
|R2-D2, Darrell Crawford, Paul J. Bussiere and Kathy Crawford|
|Paul J. Bussiere, R2-D2 and Wynter|