What an amazing time we had last night with more than 200 people!!!! I can’t thank you all enough for coming out and supporting our cause, all while having such a great time!!!
I would like to thank the most incredible DJ, Ken Souza from KJ Tunes of Fairhaven, for rockin’ the house with his music, lights, and smoke!! I would like to thank Erin Maher for donating all of the food from the Olive Garden. I want to thank Margie Souza, Amy Madonna, Lori McNally, and Stacy Dupuis for all of their help during the event and leading up to it! I want to thank Linda Maxwell for all of her help and support since Rebecca’s diagnosis, it has meant so much to us! I want to thank my dad, Don Dastous, for going out to local restaurants and asking for donations. I would like to thank my mother-in-law Sue Robert for all of her help and support, always. A huge thank you goes out to the Middleboro Elks Lodge for hosting our event! We also want to thank Jon Haglof for the great write up in the middleboro gazette that helped us raise awareness before the event. Christina Lane and Rachael Alchorn also did so much for this event! I want to thank everyone who made all of the incredible baskets, and donated gift cards!! The following businesses were so generous in donating items…..Water Wizz, Mezza Luna, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Lindsey’s Restaurant, Dave’s Diner, Harry’s Bar & Grille, Trash to Treasure, Central Cafe, Salon Corsini, Salon Amour, Rachel’s Hair Expressions, New Concepts, Gallo Ice Arena, Bourne Scenic Park, Wildwood Day Spa, Nellie Rose Restaurant, Charlies Place, Belle Visage Day Spa, Leena’s Kitchen, The Lanes Bowl and Bistro, Mirrored Image Photography, Jennifer Prisco Photography, Racheal Alchorn Photography, Jessa-Loop Designs, Upper Cape Tech, Michael’s Hair Salon and Friendly’s of Middleboro. I would like to thank Jim and Cindy Towey and also Bill Stacy for donating the Red Sox Tickets! I would like to thank all of the families who have children with Usher Syndrome who shared their stories. I would like to thank all of the people who had never even met us before who donated items, made special items for Rebecca, and just showed up to support us. The thoughtfulness and generosity of so many has simply blown us away! We had such a great time last night, and it was so good to see so many people come out to support this cause. We have so many to thank that we could not include everyone but please know that your help in making this event a success is greatly appreciated.
Shortly after we found out Rebecca had Usher Syndrome we started this blog in hopes to raise awareness. Soon after, we knew that we had to do something to raise money to help
the Foundation Fighting Blindness in their research for a cure. When we decided to have this fundraiser we had hoped to raise around $5,000.00, about 15 minutes into our event we realized that we would not have too much trouble reaching that goal, and I am happy to say that we blew that goal out of the water!! We had well over 200 people attend our event, and so far we have raised $9,231.00, but we are still waiting on a couple more donations and should be close if not over the $10,000.00 mark by the end of the week!!!! This donation to the Foundation Fighting Blindness means the world to us, and we could not have done it without all of you!! The research they are doing just might find a cure for our sweet Rebecca, and we will do anything to help make that happen!