We’ve written about Kellee Mulhern’s plight of facing Stage 4 breast cancer in the hope that it will not only help other women in her position, but also we wanted to spread the word in an endeavour to raise funds for the subsequent hospital bills she will face.
Today, Kellee shares with us some good news: Her fundraising event yesterday was an enormous success, not just in monetary terms, but also, she discovered how many people really care about her.
What and AMAZING evening! My fundraiser for my Stage 4 Breast Cancer was the BEST night of my life! Next to giving birth to my two beautiful babies, which are now teenagers… and marrying my husband, Matt of 5 years now.
I arrived at 4p.m. That was the starting time of the event. My friends (Naomi, Becca and Melissa) were working like Army ants on a mission! They were setting up tons of gift baskets and making sure the bid sheet were attached. We had hundreds of items…it seemed like. The place were the benefit was held was huge: It was the Buffalo Wild Wings in Lakeville, MN. I could NOT believe the support from the managers and staff! Everything was perfect!
Raffle tickets were a hit! We sold them for a $1 a ticket or you got an extra ticket for every $5 you spent! People were spending hundreds on the tickets. One friend actually spent $300 on raffle tickets! It was crazy!
I have never felt so much love and support…EVER in my life. I must have had 200 people show up! Tim Mahoney (seen on “The Voice” in the first season) was my entertainment! He even put a bid on a KISS album cover for $500! He auctioned off his services for a concert to the highest bidder! That went for $2100.00! My brother-in-law out bid everyone. I could not believe the amount of money people were spending. I touched my heart how much people cared.
The event brought in three times the amount I was expecting, and I got up on stage and thanked everyone there for their love and kindness.
I am truly blessed.
Ed’s note: It’s still not to late to give and help raise funds for Kellee’s treatment. If you or know anyone who can contribute, please click here.