Number of Participants: 11
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $930
Event Amount Raised: $19,000
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: August 14, 2018
Centerport Yacht Club
Beach Plum Drive, Centerport
#GiveBackTuesday We are overwhelmed by the incredible support of the children and members of the Centerport Yacht Club. Each year, kid members host #lemonadestands and collect donations leading up to their annual swim-a-thon to help grant the #wish of a child in #SuffolkCounty that is battling a critical illness.
This year, the members were proud to rally behind Aliah, a 9 year-old from #HuntingtonStation who battles a congenital heart defect. Aliah, whose contagious smile is as bright as her spirit, made a wish to have a swimming pool! The children made Aliah feel right at home by sitting alongside her and showing her how excited they were to grant her most heartfelt wish.
In addition to Aliah’s heart condition, she also is challenged with microdeletion of chromosome 15, which causes her to be non-ambulatory and non-verbal. The one hobby she loves more than anything is #swimming, which is perfect being that the pool gives Aliah the therapeutic ability to move more independently and has a strong positive impact on her physical development. Being in the water relaxes Aliah, it also enhances her emotional health.
Together, the members of CYC raised over $19,000! Our sincerest thanks Karen Bunt & Cami Gallagher for organizing this beautiful event and to all who contributed towards making Aliah’s wish come true. We are so honored and thankful of your will to give to children during a time they need it most.