Halloween party honoring family members lost to cancer
Most of us want to have more fun, but it doesn’t seem as easy as it used to be. Tina Pittsley’s Halloween Bash, a party of good times, is ready, willing and able. The event will take place on October 9 at VFW in Onset, with all proceeds going to the Jimmy Fund and families touched by cancer.
“If you pay to attend a fun and enjoyable Halloween party, you might as well pay one that will give all the money to people with cancer and who can really use the help. That’s the way I do. look at that, âsaid Pittsley, from Wareham who has lost much of his family to cancer.
âI don’t have many families anymore. I grew up watching my family suffer from the damaging effects of cancer,â she said. “But we can take the horrible results cancer can give us and make good things happen.”
Since fifth grade, Pittsley has watched cancer devastate his family, starting with his mother. While Pittsley was in high school, she saw her brother Joe, to whom this benefit is dedicated, having seizures on the classroom floor, only to discover he had a severe brain tumor when he was 15. He died before he was 21.
âI’m doing this fundraiser so people can get together, dress in their Halloween costumes and go out for the night, have fun and have a good ride, paying up front,â Pittsley said. âOne of our big raffle items comes from a friend of my late brother Joe, who donated a three night stay in the White Mountains in Camden, New Hampshire, with four bedrooms that sleeps 10 to Sleeps 12, in a beautiful vacation home, complete with four passes to Waterville Valley and all the festivities there. “
This is just one of the many prizes that will be drawn.
Pittsley hasn’t come out of all the hardships in her life without learning a lesson or two.
“Yes, you go through a lot of suffering and pain, but it made me stronger and it helped me open my eyes to see and appreciate the little positive, deeper things, and I enjoy life a lot more. “she said.
People like Tina Pittsley show us that there can be a silver lining to our darker problems.
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