You’re Invited to a Special Carnival in Red Bank
Red Bank Catholic wants you to come and spend a great day for a fabulous cause. Bring your family!
This is the 8th year for a benefit carnival that will raise money to help kids who want to dream big even while they fight for their lives.This year the students hope to raise $25,000 at the carnival to help grant three wishes to local children.
This group of young fundraising students calls their project Red Bank Catholic Making Wishes Come True.
This fabulous carnival comes to Red Bank on Saturday, June 2nd, from 9 am - 2 pm. Admission is $10 for unlimited rides, prizes, games and food ($5 for just admission and food.). The fun takes place in the St. James Church parking lot.
Ashleigh Kennedy is a science teacher at RBC and the club moderator of RBC making Wishes Come True. And she just happens to be Kasey's mom. Kasey is the reason this carnival exists.
You see, back in 2010 Kasey was diagnosed with a serious medical condition and was approached by the Make a Wish Foundation of NJ to have a wish granted. But at the age of 4 she chose NOT to take her wish, but rather, to raise money to grant wishes for other children battling as she was.
In 2013 Kasey underwent brain surgery and aggressive treatments. That's when students at RBC decided to help her fulfill her wish. So they started this annual carnival. Eight years later, the carnival is still growing!
This year they chose a local wish-granting organization, Jason's Dreams for Kids, to give the money that they raise to. They chose this smaller, more localized non-profit in the hopes that the money will go to area children right here in our neighborhoods who are struggling.
So please mark your calendars to attend this very special carnival and help some very special students do something very selfless for kids in need.