Friday, March 1, 2013
A March 6 fundraiser will help raise funds for the Cannizzaro children, who lost both of their parents in 2012.
An upcoming dinner will continue the outpouring of support for a Dearborn family facing tremendous hardship. The Dearborn Community Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, set for March 6, will raise funds for the Cannizzaro family. The event will take place from 4-8 p.m. at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. In December 2012, Nikki Cannizzaro lost her battle with cancer. About a month later, on Jan. 20, the three Cannizzaro children lost their father, Ray, to a pulmonary embolism. Now, their grandmother, Shirley Sironen, has stepped up to raise the three children—Michael, Chastity and Drako. “I don’t need anything, I have all I need," commented Sironen. "I just want to be able to provide the …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A donation of $3 gets participants a bowl of chili.
Think you have the best chili in Dearborn? The Dearborn High School Band Chili Cook-Off will decide once and for all. The cook-off, a fundraiser for the DHS band program, will take place Friday, Feb. 15, from 6-8 p.m. in the school's cafeteria. Dearborn High is located at 19501 Outer Drive. There is a $10 entry fee for all the chili cooks out there. Prizes will be given to the top three chili entrants, as chosen by a panel of "celebrity" judges—including Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Brian Whiston. If you just want to try the chili, $3 gets a bowl of chili or nachos and cheese, plus a choice of beverage. Extra cups of chili are $1. Desserts will also be available for purchase.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Cannizzaro children—Michael, Chastity and Drako—lost both of their parents within the past month.
Droves of community members came out to support a Dearborn family in need Tuesday at west Dearborn's Yogurtown. The self-serve yogurt shop held a fundraiser for three local children who lost both of their parents within the past month. A portion of proceeds between 5-10 p.m. went to Michael, Chastity and Drako Cannizzaro, and their grandmother and guardian, Shirley Sironen. The children—all of whom attend Dearborn Public Schools—lost their mother, Nikki, to cancer just before Christmas. And on Jan. 20, their father, Ray, passed away from a pulmonary embolism. Friend of the family and fellow Dearborn parent Alysia Schuler has spearheaded efforts to raise funds for the family through word of mouth and media outlets. Fundraising as of Tuesday…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Yogurtown will donate all proceeds to the Cannizzaro family during the event on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
A Dearborn business has committed itself to helping raise funds for three local children who lost both their mother and father within the span of a month. Yogurtown will host a fundraiser for the Cannizzaro family from 5-10 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at their shop in west downtown Dearborn. The shop, located at 22055 Michigan Ave., sells self-serve frozen yogurt. Proceeds from sales will be donated to the family. There will also be a DJ on Tuesday night. Michael, 16; Drako, 9; and Chastity, 8, lost their mother, Nikki, to cancer just before Christmas. And on Jan. 20, their father, Ray, passed away from a pulmonary embolism. The children—all students in Dearborn Public Schools—have been under the care of their grandmother, Shirley Sironen. …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Friends of the Cannizzaro family are requesting the community's help and prayers for three Dearborn children who lost both their parents.
The Cannizzaros have been through more than any one family should ever have to endure. Michael, Drako and Chastity—all students in Dearborn Public Schools—lost their mother, Nikki, to cancer just before Christmas. And on Jan. 20, their father, Ray, passed away from a pulmonary embolism. The children are currently staying with their grandmother. In December, Dearborn Patch published a request for gifts of money, food and presents to help the family through a rough holiday season. The outpouring of support, from strangers and friends alike, was tremendous. Now, friends of the Cannizzaro family are again asking for the community's help for three Dearborn children who are now without parents. Alysia Schueler, a Dearborn parent and Relay For …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
A fellow parent is collecting monetary and other donations through Dec. 20.
A Dearborn family is going through a tragic ordeal, and other local parents are reaching out to the community for help. Dearborn parent and Relay For Life liaison Alysia Schuler shared that Nikki Cannizzaro, a wife and mother of four, "is nearing the end of her three-year cancer battle." "Losing a mother and wife is hard enough, but at Christmas, we could never imagine the pain and sadness they will endure this season," Schuler said. As such, Schuler is helping to connect donations for the Cannizzaro family—both monetary and otherwise. Specifically, they're looking for: Donations should be dropped off or mailed to Snow Elementary, but must be there by Thursday, Dec. 20. Items can be dropped in the school's main office, or mailed to: Snow …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Musician and resident Bruce Harkness shares details for his holiday fundraiser, happening this Sunday.
Hey, local musicians—a gig is coming up this Sunday that will help to raise funds for the Dearborn Animal Shelter. Here are the details for the Holiday Jam Session, as shared by musician and resident Bruce Harkness on the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter website: Following my retirement from the City of Dearborn two years ago I put aside my camera and picked up my alto saxophone, which I had last played in 1969 at age 14. I have several saxophone song books; one of my favorites being my book of holiday songs. Recently I decided to take the plunge and play in a public venue. I chose the Muirhead Plaza (located between Buddy’s Pizza and the Bryant Library) in the west Dearborn business district. I will play holiday songs in that area …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
A fundraiser was held Tuesday for Nancy Misovich, a Dearborn resident and mother of five who is battling breast cancer.
Nancy Misovich rarely thinks about herself. A dedicated mother of five and involved member of the Dearborn community, she hasn't let breast cancer stop her from rallying in support of keeping Dearborn's pools open. And so the community activism group Save Our Pools decided to give back to her. More than 200 people attended a fundraiser for Misovich and her family, held Tuesday night at Summer-Stephens pool. Organized by SOP members, the event included a live band, swimming, food and a silent auction and raffle filled with goods donated from businesses and residents. Misovich, who rarely had a moment to herself at the event, said she was "humbled" by the gathering of people. "There's so many friends to visit with, so many people that have …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Dearborn resident Nancy Misovich is a mother of five currently battling breast cancer.
On Tuesday from 6-9 p.m., Save Our Pools will be holding a fundraiser at Summer-Stephens pool for Dearborn resident Nancy Misovich—a mother of five who is battling breast cancer. Ryan Woods of SOP said the night—which has a suggested donation of $5—will include raffles, food and, of course, swimming. Live music will be performed by Dearborn resident Mark Lane and his band. "As a community we're trying to help (Misovich) out and her family out," Woods said. "(She) never asked for help or anything, but that's her." Woods added that Misovich, an active member of SOP, has been "pretty much the muscle behind the floatie night," which are special nights at pools where attendees are encouraged to bring pool floaties. "(Misovich is) a very devoted…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Dearborn City Councilman Robert Abraham and his family will open their home on July 21 in hopes that visitors will open their hearts and donate to the Dearborn Animal Shelter.
A Dearborn family is hosting a fundraiser for the Dearborn Animal Shelter–both in memory of a beloved lost pet, and in hopes that their efforts can help save animals in need. Dearborn City Councilman Robert Abraham and his family are holding their second annual Open House event July 21 to raise funds for the shelter's Hope's Heroes program. Hope's Heroes helps care for animals that come into the shelter with extreme injuries or special needs. But more than just a general love for animals, the open house helps the Abrahams memorialize their Labrador Retriever, Dublin, who was killed in a house fire that destroyed their home in 2009. Abraham, his wife Mary Ann, daughter Mary Kate, and sons Brandon and Jared were not home at the time of the …