February is the month of love, and what better way to show love than through coming together as a community to show our collective love and support for a truly deserving lil’ lady. The Love for Berenice event is scheduled for February 20, at Pickles Pub on 8th Street in Ocean City. We invite you to join us and your fellow community members in helping to raise money and support for Berenice and her family.
Berenice Alejandro-Morales is a local 7-year-old who is in her final stage of Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a highly aggressive and difficult to treat disease. A Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma is a tumor located in the middle of the brain stem, growing amidst nerves, making them difficult to treat and impossible to remove. Berenice was diagnosed last spring, and with the love and support of her parents and her three-year-old brother, has been battling ever since. Berenice – who loves school, horses and Barbie dolls – is currently receiving hospice care. Her family is in need of funding to help them through this difficult time.
As always, our supportive local community members have banded together to help Berenice and her family. The Helping Berenice Fund is currently collecting donations. In addition, Pink Ribbon Pinups, a local non-profit dedicated to raising money for friends in need – specifically those battling cancer, have organized the Love for Berenice event, to be held at Pickles Pub, Thursday, February 20 at 6pm. Money raised will help cover costly funeral expenses, and the remainder will be distributed to Berenice’s family – her parents and her younger brother. All donations received and funds raised will be deposited into the Helping Berenice Fund at the Bank of Delmarva. The event will include food, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and Cooler of Cheer Raffle.
We at ShoreBread look forward to seeing you all there!