3rd Annual Candy Bar Bingo supporting Ribbons for Kellsey


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Posted Online: Feb. 18, 2014, 1:37 pm
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Press release submitted by April Bowlyou


Not many people can say they know an 8 year old hero…..but we can. Kellsey McGuire is a second grader at Sherrard Grade school who has set out to teach others about epilepsy. Diagnosed as a toddler, her parents worried that the stigma of having epilepsy would limit Kellsey in life. Little did they know what an inspiration this little girl would become not only to her family but to people around the world. Kellsey and her family began the organization Ribbons for Kellsey in hopes that they could educate others about epilepsy. Kellsey's dream was to obtain a disability assistance dog to help alert her parents when a seizure was about to occur. This year that dream came true when the McGuires welcomed home Jasper. He is already alerting her parents to approaching seizures and always keeping a watchful eye on Kellsey.
On February 22, Ribbons for Kellsey will be holding its annual event Candy Bar Bingo. This is an evening filled with fun activities, bingo, face painting, etc. for kids of all ages. There will be a silent auction, raffle baskets, and baked goods as well. The money raised from this event will go towards sponsoring a local family in their quest to obtain a disability assistance dog to alert for seizure activity. Funds will also be used to purchase seizure safety pillows for local children with epilepsy. Please join this family fun activity, learn about epilepsy, and help make dreams come true for local children with epilepsy. If you have any questions contact: Brandi McGuire 309-644-1979 or April Bowlyou 309-737-1231.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. at The Stern Center, 1713 3rd Avenue, Rock Island. Dinner: Chili, hot dogs and chips. Bar service available. Entertainment for the entire family. Bake sale, raffle, 50/50, auction and DJ and Dance.

Reservations for VIP tables now available at www.ribbonsforkellsey.weebly.com Like us on facebook - Ribbons For Kelley.























 



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