Local 15-year-old girl takes the fight to cancer

 

By Joel Charron

Brook Lippert has decided to do what she can to raise money to help people suffering from cancer and its physically grueling treatments.

Lippert, 15, and her family have organized the second annual “Brook’s Ride for Hope” to be held on February 16 in Bruce County to raise money and awareness for people and their families suffering through the ravaging disease and its aftermath.   Lippert says that this is something close to her heart after her family had to watch her mother deal with cancer in 2010.

“As a child having to go through the horrible news that one of your parents has cancer, I have decided to do something good for other suffering with the disease,” said Lippert in a press release obtained by the River Town Times.

Along wit the snowmobile run, Lippert is also hosting a pasta dinner at the Verdi Club on January 18.

Brooke Lippert, 15, along with her family have organized the second annual “Brook’s Ride for Hope” to be held on Feb. 16 in Bruce County.

Brooke Lippert, 15, along with her family have organized the second annual “Brook’s Ride for Hope” to be held on Feb. 16 in Bruce County.

“We received tremendous support from the many friend, family and businesses in Amherstburg and were encouraged to host a banquet dinner so that people from our community could come and share their support,” she said.

Lippert is looking for donations of any kind whether its gifts/raffle items or monetary.

“Every little bit helps,” said Lippert.

For those wishing to donate to the cause please contact Mary or Jeff Lippert at 519-791-0852 or email Mary@thunderstormperformance.com

All proceeds raised by Brook’s Ride for Hope will be donated back to the men and women suffering with cancer.

“We feel that research is important but the people fighting this disease are more important,” she said.

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