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The Layla Grace Foundation’s first fundraiser held close to Katy

Little Layla Grace Marsh touched the lives of thousands with her short life.  Layla Grace was diagnosed with cancer when she was 16 months old.  Layla, along with her family of mother Shanna, father Ryan, and sisters Claire and Jenna, fought a courageous fight against the disease. 

During Layla’s battle with cancer, Shanna and Ryan began to use social media, such as twitter, facebook, and a blog, www.laylagrace.org, to share information with her family and friends and to invite people to support Layla through prayer.  Because her tweets and blog posts were so real, and because Layla has a contagious smile, the last several months of Layla’s life found her twitter with 45,000 followers (and still growing!)

Layla Grace Marsh passed away on March 9, 2010.  Her courageous parents began the Layla Grace Children’s Cancer Research Foundation in her name.   The foundation is Layla’s legacy and supports families of children with cancer and research to end childhood cancer for good.

The Layla Grace Foundation is holding their first fundraiser this upcoming Sunday, June 13th from 12-4 pm at the Northwest Forest Conference Center 12715 Telge Rd. Cypress, TX 77429.  The event is called A Taste of Cy-Fair. 

The event is not far from Katy, and promises to be a fun event for all ages.  There are children’s events including face painting, a moon walk, clowns, and craft stations.  There will be over 40 local restaurants offering free food and drinks.  There will also be live music, shopping, and a silent auction and raffle going on as well.

Tickets are on sale now via the website (www.atasteofcyfair.com) and are $25 for a family of four, $10 per adult, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for children under 5 years of age.  Tickets will be sold at the event but prices go up, so my family plans to purchase the tickets online.

All proceeds from the fair will benefit the Layla Grace Children’s Cancer Research Foundation.

My family plans to go to the event so that we can both support the foundation and enjoy a great day together. 

What about you?  What plans do you have for the upcoming weekend?  Post a comment below!

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