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Fundraiser For Sara Doherty Is Big Success

The owner of Sundance Therapies will undergo a bone marrow rescue soon.


Almost 300 people attended the fun-filled, love-filled "Smiles and Sangria for Sara" fundraiser last Sunday night. Sara Doherty, owner of Sundance Therapies, has Hodgkins lymphoma and will undergo a bone marrow rescue in a few days. The event was to raise money to help Sara cover the many things that aren't covered by her ongoing treatment.

The Fireman's Hall, adorned with sunflowers and smiley face balloons, was buzzing with support, positivity, and laughter. Musician John Brazile kept the crowd entertained on his guitar while photographer Mark Sven Oltedale snapped pictures (click here to see them). Food donated by Pinneli's, Greenwich Bay Gourmet, Natale's Deli, and Felicia's was enjoyed by all.

With over 60 items for auction and raffle, many people went home with impressive winnings. A few friends, Sara's brother, and Sara's dad, had the room both tickled and teary eyed as they recalled moments in Sara's life and told of her character.  

"The love and support I felt that night has completely filled my tank and will carry the girls and me through these next few months," Sara wrote via email.

To read more about Sara, click here. If you missed the event but would like to contribute, contact Bob or MaryAnn Hartman at Back to Basics or Cortney Shae – A Nail Studio. You can also send an email to smilesforsara@gmail.com. 

Mark Oltedale September 23, 2012 at 08:34 PM
It was an honor and great pleasure to be part of this fundraising celebration of life.
Sara Doherty September 24, 2012 at 01:16 AM
I am INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL for all those that have and continue to support my girls and me through this challenge!!! We are blessed with an amazing family, friends, the Sundance community, the EG, Warwick & NK communities and so many more...
Lauren September 26, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Thinking and praying for you Sara and your family... stay strong and positive just as you have been throughout your life. You are an amazing mom, friend, sister and daughter and could feel all the love when I entered that room. I hope that love carries you through this experience and know we're here if you need us. Please keep us posted as you fight the fight! xoxoxox

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