Posted by Christina Jedra April 25, 2013 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by Crystal Carroll:
The Everett Stop & Shop store will hosts ten-year-old, Michayla Mathis on Saturday, April 27 from 1-3 p.m. She has been named a Jimmy Fund Clinic Patient Partner for the annual Stop & Shop Triple Winner Game and will greet guests alongside her aunt, Angela, who is the store manager, at a special fundraising event in partnership with Edyísģ. Michayla and her aunt have a very close relationship, and her auntís support has helped her through treatment.
Michayla lives in Roslindale with her parents, Michael and Michelle, and older brother, Michael, 20. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor in April 2012, and her treatment currently includes chemotherapy. She attends fifth grade at Happy Hollow, and recently learned how to sew. She loves fashion and hopes work in the fashion industry when she grows up. She loves dancing and is enrolled in a hip-hop class. Michayla used to do gymnastics and hopes to start again after her treatment is finished.
The Triple Winner Game began on April 19 and runs through July 18, and gives shoppers the opportunity to help support pediatric brain tumor care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute when they make a $1 contribution. Shoppers who make a $1 contribution to the Jimmy Fund get a Triple Winner scratch ticket and receive free store products, coupons, gift cards, or cash prizes up to $10,000.
Stop & Shop, in partnership with the Boston Red Sox, has raised more than $52 million through the Triple Winner Game. The Triple Winner Game, started in 1991, supports the fight against pediatric cancer, including the Stop & Shop Family Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic at Dana-Farber, the most comprehensive research and care center for pediatric brain tumor patients in the United States. This program also provides children with in-depth intellectual and emotional support to help them adapt to their lives post-treatment.