This Message was Sent to the Oak Lawn Leaf From Maura Sheahan Bruton:
Thought you may be interested in this news item: Nearly thirty classmates, friends and family members of Abby Wujcik gathered last week at Kolmar School in Oak Lawn to decorate signs for the upcoming Live Like Abby Family Fest, which will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 12 pm – 4 pm at Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School. Signs will be used to mark various attractions, games and activities at the Fest, and classmates and friends of Abby’s will be working many of the activities at the event.
The Live Like Abby Family Fest will honor the life of eight-year-old Oak Lawn resident Abby Wujcik, who died of a pediatric brain tumor in 2013. While she was a student at Kolmar School, Abby was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2012. In her short life, Abby endured 115 chemotherapy sessions, 40 clinic visits, 33 radiation treatments, over 30 days in the hospital, and two surgeries before she lost her battle.
The Live Like Abby Family Fest will feature an afternoon fun for children of all ages, including bounce houses, face painting, games, incredible raffles, food, music, prizes, and much more. The Family Fest will provide an opportunity to celebrate the life of an incredibly strong girl who touched the lives of many during her time.
General admission is free, with tickets available for purchase for food, games and activities.
The Live Like Abby Family Fest will raise funds for The Live Like Abby Foundation, a partner of the John McNicholas Brain Tumor Foundation, whose mission is to improve treatments and ultimately find a cure for brain cancer in children.
Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School is located at 5345 West 99th Street in Oak Lawn, Ill. For more information on the Live Like Abby Family Fest, please visit www.livelikeabby.org