ANGOLA — The second annual Liv It Up Block Party will paint Public Square white.
On Friday, June 28, Liv It Up, an organization created to help raise funds for teenager Olivia Stoy’s bone marrow transplant last year, will host a block party themed “White Out.”
Last year’s block party provided the Stoy family with the funds needed for the transplant. Olivia completed chemotherapy early this year and continues to recover well from several years of battling T-lymphoblastic lymphoma.
The idea behind Liv It Up was always to help other families struck by childhood cancer, said Olivia.
“Liv it Up has given money to 12 families so far,” said Olivia’s mother, Megan. “Some of those families that have already benefited will be considered our VIP guests and will be in attendance on June 28.”
The beneficiaries of this year’s block party will be Angola infant Nomalee Gregory and a sixth-grader at Prairie Heights Middle School, Conlei Walworth.
Conlei was recently diagnosed with cancer in her spine. A couple of weeks ago, Nomalee had a second surgery to remove another tumor that formed in her abdomen. Both have been hospitalized for extended periods of time.
The Liv it Up Block party will be held on Public Square, featuring a dinner at 6 p.m. by Sutton’s Deli and live music by the Hubie Ashcraft Band, 7-9 p.m. Table sponsorship is available for $1,000.
“There will be white tents, white decorations and we ask that everyone in attendance wear white or a Liv it Up T-shirt,” said Megan.
T-shirts and other Liv it Up merchandise will be available for purchase the night of the event. There will be food vendors, kids’ games and a silent auction.
The stories of the recipients of the Liv It Up grants will be told throughout the evening.