500 Attend First Annual Allie's Angels Day To Bring Smiles
To Seriously Ill Children
September 27, 2002
Contact: Steve or Sandy Cibulas
Phone: (248) 788-5719
The first annual Allie's Angels
Day was a huge success with over 500 people attending, including
265 children creating Allie’s Angels Gift Bags to bring to
children’s hospitals across Michigan. Allie’s Angels Day
took place Sunday, September 22, 2002 from 1:00-4:00pm at Boulan
Park, 3671 Crooks Road, Troy Michigan.
"It really was amazing to
see so many children joining together to help other children who
are suffering" said Steve and Sandy Cibulas, Allie's
parents. "It was a wonderful and inspiring day, a true
reflection of the fun and love that Allie brought daily to our
lives. We now have 300 Allie’s Angel Bags to deliver to
children in hospitals across Michigan."
Allie's Angels was created in
memory and in celebration of the life of Allie Cibulas, who was
diagnosed at the age of 4 1/2 with an inoperable brain tumor.
Allie passed away in September, 2001. Children of families who
knew Allie and were touched by the Cibulas family were invited
to the first annual Allie’s Angels Day.
Children attending Allie's Angels
Day went through "Angel Stations" set up to help them
create large gift bags made with love for children their own
age. They also created their own craft and a personal letter of
encouragement to insert in the bags. The bags were filled with
items both useful and enjoyable for children facing long
Allie's Angels is a non-profit
organization dedicated to bringing smiles to children with life
threatening illnesses, providing love and assistance to their
families, and finding a cure for pediatric brain cancer. Find
out more about Allie's Angels at www.alliesangels.org.