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Domino’s Pizza Alliston supports local family, daughter diagnosed with cancer

March 12, 2020   ·   0 Comments

By Wendy Gabrek

Domino’s Pizza Alliston presented the funds from its February 26 fundraiser to the Wiens family on Friday, March 6 in support of their 13-year old daughter Piper, who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. 

Total proceeds presented topped $7,400, plus a cash donation and coupons for free pizza, from the sale of 1,100 pizzas sold on fundraising day. 

Owned by Robert Hiltz, Domino’s Alliston regularly contributes back to the community through its $6 large pizza program. 

If you missed supporting Piper and her family on Domino’s Pizza Day, a GoFundMe account has been setup in her name by sister Delaney. 

“My sweet, sweet little sister, Piper, was recently diagnosed with cancer, specifically Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She’s just turned 13, is extremely strong, level-headed and is taking the news with a grace I truly never could have expected. Through conversations with her doctors (and by scouring the Internet) we have found that for her age group, the estimated survival rate for this type of cancer looks good. We are going into her treatment feeling as positive as we can,” said Delaney. “My gracious and giving parents are not ones to ask for help. Ever. But unfortunately, the costs of treatment are projected to be high and due to the aggressive side effects of the treatment, my mom will be spending a lot more time at home with Piper, and thus has to cut down on the hours she works drastically, if not, entirely. This is going to put an enormous financial strain on my parents, to say the least. My other sister Aubree and I are both in school full-time and are unable to help our parents out in the ways that we would like to. Though they absolutely did not ask me to do this (they asked the opposite, if I’m honest), I am reaching out to friends and family in an attempt to help them out in some small fraction. If you have the means, the support would be appreciated in ways I truly cannot express. Our parents have worked so hard to give us everything they possibly can without a second thought. My ultimate goal is to gather up as much as I can to make this process as smooth as possible for them, and even more importantly, for Piper.” 

To date, the crowd-funding platform has raised $9,281 of the $8,000 goal, but donations are still needed to keep this family of five afloat. 

“We are absolutely blown away by the amount of support we have received. Thank you so much to everyone who’s donated, shared, and reached out to myself and my family. It truly means the world and Piper is feeling all of the love for sure,” said Delaney. “We’ve raised our goal to reflect the huge amount of love. Thank you so much again, we couldn’t be more grateful. Keep sharing if you can.”

To find out more or to help Piper and her family, visit: www.gofundme.com/f/4ejsy-for-piper.



         


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