On July 12th, our agency held a Designer Handbag Bingo Event Fundraiser to benefit Vivienne Knopp, a local 7-year-old girl battling brain cancer.
We are proud to announce that we were able to raise $14,080.03 to support Vivienne and her family with the medical and traveling expenses. Over 200 women attended the fundraiser and made this wonderful milestone a reality. On top of that, we had the honor and privilege to have Vivienne’s mom and her family attend the event as well.
We want to give a special shoutout to the following sponsors. Without you, this wouldn’t have been possible: Dairy Queen (Park Ridge) for their ice cream donation, The Galindo Allstate Agency in New Providence, NJ, for donating the DJ, Kathy Argenti-bingo caller and the Starbucks staff of Park Ridge!
Last but not least, a HUGE thank you to my friends and family for donating funds to purchase the handbags and to my staff for working so hard to make this event successful.
Thank you to all attendees, friends, family members, sponsors and customers who joined us and took a stand to support the Knopp family. Because of you, we are changing so many lives in our community!
Vivienne Knopp, an amazing 7-year old girl, fell suddenly ill while on vacation over Easter weekend. The Tuesday before her diagnosis, Vivienne was practicing with her softball team and running around the park playground with her friends.
While in North Carolina visiting family, Vivienne suddenly lost partial mobility of her arm and began walking with a significant limp. Her parents brought her to the nearest hospital for examination and tests, which resulted in doctors diagnosing her with a very rare, very aggressive and inoperable form of childhood brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).
Vivienne requires immediate, aggressive medical treatment to try and improve her medical situation. Our agency is raising funds for the donations page created to help cover the medical expenses, specifically, her hospital stay, treatment path, specialist physician bills, any operations she may possibly need and travel expenses when commuting to and from the hospital. Donate today!
Designer Handbag Bingo Fundraiser at Our Lady of Mercy Academy (25 Freemont Ave Park Ridge, NJ) on July 12th AT 7PM. Gather your friends, tell everyone to help raise money in support of Vivienne and the Knopp Family!