COMMUNITY DINES AT SHADY MAPLE SMORGASBORD TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SOPHIE TORI CANCER FUND
March 23, 2012 – Customers showed up to eat at Shady Maple Smorgasbord with more than just eating a good meal in mind. All they had to do was mention “I’m here for Sophie and Tori” and Shady Maple made a donation to help the two girls with brain cancer. The fundraiser also featured a number of other activities including an all day silent auction and an evening magic show which raised further funds for the Sophie Tori cause. The event was headed up by Larry Bowersox and coordinated through Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church.
Sophie Marie Stauffer, of Narvon, was diagnosed with brain cancer in September 2011 and has since undergone brain surgery and a stem cell transplant. She is currently in an intense clinical program. Due to the extended period of time Sophie’s father spent by her bedside in the hospital he was let go from his job. Victoria Carmen Jones a.k.a Tori, of Bowmansville, was also diagnosed with brain cancer in 2007 and has had three brain surgeries and an incredible amount of chemotherapy. Tori’s mother also had to leave her job so she could be with Tori and take her to all of her doctor appointments and treatments. Both Sophie and Tori’s family’s struggle to pay the mountainous medical bills for their daughters. Larry felt he could use his experience from previous fundraisers as an event coordinator to rally the community together to help these families. The event proved to be a smashing success and Shady Maple Smorgasbord was thrilled to present Bowersox with a $3,700 check for Sophie and Tori. In total efforts have brought in nearly $15,000 and money is still coming in.
Shady Maple Smorgasbord, 129 Toddy Drive, East Earl, is the largest “all you can eat” buffet in Lancaster County and is proud to offer a quality selection of PA Dutch food items as well as many other traditional foods at a reasonable price. Simply pay one price which includes salad bar, drinks, desserts, main dishes and tip. Visit us online at www.shady-maple.com to find out about our free birthday meal program and our many discounts.