The tag sale that Our Lady of Peace School in Lynbrook held Saturday to benefit one of its students who is fighting cancer was a major success.
Through the sale of items donated and purchased by OLP families and the community at large, OLP raised more than $5,000, which will be donated to the family of sixth grader Mary DePinto as she continues to battle Ewing's sarcoma. Since March, the Valley Stream girl, 11, has undergone chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and other medical treatments for a malignant bone tumor.
To express their gratitude to the community for supporting the fundraiser, OLP Principal Sr. Mary Dowden wrote the following letter along with Mrs. Harmon, the school nurse, and Ms. Von Braunsberg, the school's Dean of Students and a physical education and health teacher. Together they organized the tag sale.
We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your hard work in making the “Simply 4 Mary” tag sale a HUGE success. We raised over $5,000.00 for the DePinto family!
The money we raised was well beyond our expectations and we have you to thank for it.
It is heartwarming to see the OLP community come together as a family. Words cannot express our gratitude.
Please continue to keep Mary and the DePinto family in your prayers. They have a long road ahead of them. The strength, prayers and positive energy of the OLP family will help the DePinto family through these difficult days.
To view photos from the tag sale, click through the gallery above.