A fundraiser for Alivia Holmes will be held this Friday evening.
Alivia was paralyzed in a car accident in 2009 at the age of sixteen. Alivia’s mom, Laura Ayres, left her job as a nurse to care for her daughter.
“I have been Alivia's sole caregiver, and therefore without an income this entire time,” explains Ayers. "The uncovered expenses are unbelievable and so we rely on fundraising to meet some of these needs.”
The proceeds of this fundraiser will help replace their ailing 1995 handicap accessible van, which is Alivia's only means of transportation.
Ayers reveals, “This is Alivia's only means of transportation and I couldn't bear it if she were house-bound - in addition to being wheelchair bound.”
The event will include a Chinese auction, 50/50, spin-the-wheel, raffles, appetizers, and a cash bar. Long Island Psychic Sue will also be on hand.
What: Hope For Alivia Trust Fundraiser
Where: Elks Smithtown Lodge 2036, 120 Edgewood Ave, Smithtown
When: Friday, June 1, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Why: To help raise money to help a neighbor in need
Note: If you cannot attend the fundraiser, but would like to contribute, checks can be made out to Hope For Alivia Trust and mailed to 134 Longfellow Drive, Kings Park, New York, 11754.