2013-09-19 / Letters

Support For Local Fundraiser Sought

To The Editor:

In May 2013, Kylie Mellott was born very prematurely. Kylie weighed only 13 ounces at birth and is the smallest baby her hospital has ever cared for. Kylie continues to grow and fight every day in the neonatal intensive care unit. Her parents, Justin and Jenn Mellott, also have two older children. Obviously this family has faced some very tough challenges over the past few months. We would like you to consider showing your support to the Mellott family.

On October 12, 2013, at Southern Fulton High School, there will be a running and walking event called the “Tough Little Cookie.” It will be a 5k run and 1.5 mile fun run/walk for kids. We hope to draw a large crowd for the race in order to raise money to offset medical bills and travel costs for the family. One of Kylie’s parents makes the two-hour (each way) drive to see Kylie every day (with almost no exceptions).

Please consider making a donation of at least $50 to the “Tough Little Cookie” 5k event. Everyone registered for the race will receive a T-shirt with the names of all sponsors printed on the back of the shirt. It could be a good way to advertise your business or organization, but more importantly, it will make a real difference to this family in our community. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please send a check to one of the race organizers listed below. This is a local fundraiser organized by the extended family; therefore, your donation will not be tax deductible as we are not a registered nonprofit organization. All donations will be given to the Mellott family with a small amount used to cover race costs (which total roughly $100). I hope you will decide to sponsor this event.

Contact race organizers to sponsor the event by September 21 at 717-294-6967 or 717-573-4385 or send a check payable to “Justin or Jenn Mellott” to Dave or Ginny Smith, 3038 Bethel Church Rd., Warfordsburg, PA 17267 or Denise Mellott, 6287 Pigeon Cove, Needmore, PA 17238. Include the name you would like printed on the shirts.

Dave and Ginny Smith


Denise Mellott


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