Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sweet Success for GBWOT Lemonade Stand to Benefit Cops for Kids with Cancer

On Saturday, July 19th Greater Bridgewater Women of Today held a Lemonade Stand/Bake Sale at Winter Place to benefit the Cops for Kids with Cancer organization in memory of Shannon “Shea” Crowley. Some of the children of GBWOT members who worked the sale, were friends and classmates of eight year old Shannon, a cancer survivor, who passed away from complications of Neuroblastoma treatment at the end of June. Event Chairperson, Bernadette Reed said of the event, “many of the kids and parents who knew her, just wanted to do something to honor the memory of this brave little girl and show support for the organization that helped her and her family. We were so overwhelmed with the response from the community, that we have decided to make the Lemonade Stand an annual fundraiser for Cops for Kids with Cancer in Shannon’s memory.”

The children of GBWOT members, worked the stand, collecting money, pouring the lemonade, and bagging up the sweet treats that many of them had helped bake. The fundraiser was an overwhelming success and in three short hours the group collected $1115 which will be sent to Bob Flaherty at Cops for Kids with Cancer.

GBWOT would like to thank the North Attleboro Police Department and Officer Bart Folan for their donation and also to Max Reed and his coworkers at Copeland Toyota who collected over $100 in donations.

GBWOT is a volunteer organization that performs community service, raises funds to support local and national charities, and foster friendships. The GBWOT Family in Need Fund has been established to help assist local families experiencing hardships. To date, GBWOT has helped more than 30 families in various ways, including supplying gift cards to families with an immediate family member in the hospital, providing photography services to families with a terminally ill parent, providing meals and Christmas gifts to families with a parent who’s recently passed away, donating gift cards to family who lost their home in a fire, and much more.

GBWOT meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Monday of the month. For meeting location in Bridgewater email: To access event flyers and for more information on the group visit: or find them on Facebook.

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