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Fundraiser Will Benefit Granddaughter of Rochester Hills Volunteer

Bailey Mackey, the granddaughter of Sue White, is fighting cancer.

A Rochester Hills grandma — one who has been known to help others during the holidays — is asking for help of a different kind this season.

Bailey Mackey, the 8-year-old granddaughter of Sue White, is fighting a rare form of cancer, and friends and family in Rochester are pitching in to help Bailey, White, and the family.

White was a longtime leader of Holiday Helpers of Rochester Hills. The organization helps local families with food and gifts at Christmastime.

Rochester Patch profiled White two years ago in .

"She has giving so much to the city around the holidays, with giving out food and secret Santa to less fortunate children," said Dawn Bovensiep in an email to Rochester Patch. "I am hoping the city can help her and her family in this time of need."

Bovensiep and Matt Howell are Bailey's godparents; they are organizing a fundraiser to help White's family with medical expenses surrounding Bailey's recent diagnosis with a Stage 4 Wilm's tumor on her kidney. Bailey, who lives in Macomb Township, loves music, clothes and dancing, her family said. She is recovering from a seven-hour surgery for her cancer while undergoing chemotherapy treatments. She is facing more surgeries and radiation. 

A Dec. 15 fundraiser at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township will benefit Bailey's family. The event, from 6 p.m.- midnight, is described as a semi-formal adult reception; tickets are $45 a person and include dinner, an open bar, dancing and a silent auction. All of the proceeds will go toward Bailey's treatment. 

The deadline for purchasing tickets is Dec. 3; tickets will not be sold at the door. To obtain tickets, write to: Matthew Howell CPA f/b/o/ Bailey; 10013 Farley; Redford, MI 48239 or by charge: www.gofundme.com (Bailey Mackey).

For more information, contact Dawn at (248) 495-4624 or Matt at (248) 767-3716

Erin November 30, 2012 at 07:20 PM
I'm assuming if you can't attend, you can donate through the gofund website?
Matthew J Howell December 01, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Hi Erin, great question and the answer is yes. We're sad you won't be able to attend but you can us the www.gofundme.com website to make a credit card donation to the Bailey Mackey Fundraiser. I am Bailey's Godfather Matthew J Howell, CPA, if you have any further questions feel free to contact me at mhowellcpa@wowway.com. Thank you for your love and support!
Matthew J Howell December 01, 2012 at 02:37 AM
TICKET SALES GOODFAITH ESTIMATE DEADLINE APPROACHING - To all of those who have sent in registration forms for our upcoming event, thank you, we are soo looking forward to seeing you on Saturday December 15th. It's going to be a preholiday bash! For those of you concerned that you've missed your window of opportunity, FEAR NOT! Just send me (Matthew J Howell, CPA) an email to mhowellcpa@wowway.com of how many tickets you need us to hold for you and we'll reply with the details from there. Tickets are $45.00 each; if you buy 10 we will reserve a table for you and your guests. Still plenty of seats available. Lots of silent auction items that will make great Christmas presents, while supporting a great cause! We will also be able to accept credit card payments for both tickets and silent auction items. We need to respond to the hall very shortly with our good faith head count so please ACT NOW!

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