Monday, March 4, 2013
Event at Plaza Lanes benefited Brooke Healey, whose story has inspired local fundraisers and caught the attention of a pop star and a Super Bowl champion.
Madison school district employees went "Bowling for Brooke" Thursday as part of a fundraiser for a colleague's 4-year-old daughter who is being treated for a tumor on her brain stem. "Teachers and administrators from across the district came out to support Brooke Healey," said Nancy Willis, athletic secretary at Madison High School. "The event raised $1100.00!" Brooke, the daughter of Steve Healey, a Madison High School math teacher and sports coach, has inspired several local fundraisers, including the bowling event at Plaza Lanes, and even gained the attention of pop star Taylor Swift and Super Bowl champion Darnell Stapleton. Local fundraisers include Madison businesses selling bracelets, which were donated by a local family, for $5. …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
More than $2,000 raised to help pay medical costs of 4-year-old with inoperable brain tumor.
Thursday, February 14
The wrestling teams of Mendham High School and Morristown High School came together in competition and in charity on Wednesday when players wrestled and raised money for Brooke Healey, a 4-year-old with an inoperable brain tumor. Healey is the daughter of Madison High School wrestling coach Steve Healey. The wrestlers wore t-shirts that said "I wrestle for Brooke" during the match and parents collected donations to benefit the Healey family. Donations totaled $1,500 from the event and the parents and wrestlers raised an additional $600 in t-shirt sales. All funds will directly benefit the family's medical costs.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Brooke Healey, the 4-year-old daughter of a Madison High School teacher and coach, is undergoing radiation treatments for a rare brain tumor.
Fundraisers and shows of support for Brooke Healey, the 4-year-old daughter of a Madison teacher and coach, have been springing up around Madison at wrestling meets, the bowling alley and in schools and shops. Brooke, the daughter of Steve Healey, a teacher in Madison for more than a decade, is undergoing a series of radiation treatments in New York to shrink a tumor on her brain stem. After the radiation treatments, she is expected to undergo experimental treatments in hopes of beating the disease. Healey, an assistant coach for the high school football, wrestling and track teams, has been a math teacher at Madison High School the past two years, and taught math at Madison Junior School the 10 years before that. While Healey has been on a…
Monday, February 11, 2013
A look at what's happening this week in the Rose City.
Mental Health Services: Project Community Pride will be holding an open house 7 p.m. Monday in the Madison Civic Center, 28 Walnut St. Take part in a discussion about mental health services in the area and learn about the services available to children and families in Madison. Light refreshments will be served. Borough Council: Madison's governing body is scheduled to meet Monday. The public portion of the meeting begins at 8 p.m. in Hartley Dodge Memorial. Board of Education: A Madison school board meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Madison High School. Approving the withdrawal of money from the district's capital and maintenance reserves is among the items on the agenda. The funds will go toward new security measures such as …