The Zahn family, whose 5-month-old baby, Lucy, was recently diagnosed with SMA Type 1, helped orchestrate a fun and successful pizza fundraiser. Their dedication is all the more inspiring knowing they are in the midst of also processing the diagnosis, learning how to care for a Type 1 child, and had a hospital stay in the middle of it. We applaud the Zahn family for their tenacity and their incredible efforts.
Here is what Barbara Zahn had to say about their great event:
Lucy’s grandparents Jim and Jeanne Zahn collaborated with her great-uncle Dave to start a pizza sale to raise funds for Lucy and 5-year-old Lily, who has neuroblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. The youth bowling league of Eldorado got involved, selling over 1,000 pizzas as a group. The total amount of pizzas sold by the end of the fundraiser was 4,500! They had to order 1,000 pounds of cheese alone! Over 100 people showed up to help make and deliver the pizzas, which were put together in Charlie Becker’s shop. Thank you to everyone who helped get the word out about Brenner’s delicious pizzas and to everyone who volunteered their time to make and distribute them. Another thank you to those who decided not to buy pizzas but offered generous donations anyway. We raised over $10,000 to go towards treatment for Lily and finding a treatment for Lucy! We are happy to be able to offer $6,000 to go to Unite for the Cure, and we still have fundraisers in the works! Onwards to the CURE!!
Way to go Zahn family!!! This is such an uplifting story to see your community joining you in fighting for a cure!!!