Outpouring of Support Demonstrates Belleair Community's Generosity
Photos/Text by Renee Burrell
A massive bake sale was held during Gracie's Big Splash.
BELLEAIR - "Gracie's Big Splash" on Brewster Field Sunday was indeed big and splashy. Organizers estimate that 500 people showed up in support of Gracie and her family. Family friend, Kathy Helmus said Tuesday, "All of our expectations were exceeded."
All donations from the event went to the Gracie Purdy Assistance Account at Wachovia Bank for the local 5-year-old suffering from an inoperable tumor growing on her brain stem. She is receiving radiation and chemotherapy treatments at All Children's Hospital.
A Web site further detailing the sudden onset of symptoms and her diagnosis along with updates on her treatment can be found by logging on to: www.prayersforgracie.org
Those unable to attend the Big Splash can still make a donation at any Wachovia Bank in Gracie's name to account number 1010181876427. Contributions may be also mailed to Wachovia Bank, 1551 S Belcher Rd, Clearwater, Florida 33764.
Organizers promised a wet and wild time and they delivered, especially when firemen sent a huge arc of water from their hose over the field
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