This year, Team Heemo is teaming up with the Mayor’s office, school department, police department and fire department to host our 1st annual Medford Community Buzz-Off at John Brewers Tavern on Saturday/June 2nd from 6 PM-11 PM. We will have a DJ, food, and lots of fun raffles. In the past we have traveled to Gillette Stadium to buzz our heads in honor of Heemo, but this year our 20 person team will be hosting our own Community Buzz-Off.
The fundraiser is to raise money for the organization One Mission in honor of Heemo Abdulfaraj a former McGlynn Elementary student who passed away of a rare form of spinal cancer. One Mission is a pediatric cancer charity that does whatever it takes to get kids through cancer. One Mission programs make living in the hospital less lonely and stressful, bring back joy in a time of fear and uncertainty, and give kids and their loved ones the support they need to get through the emotional and financial challenges of treatment.
We are excited to have so much of the community involved. Last year we raised over $7000 at our fundraiser and over $35,000 in total. This year, we have over (30) raffles prizes, a 50-50, and other prizes that will make this one memorable night. Please join us for a good time. We are looking to set a goal of raising over $10,000 at our fundraiser. So far this year we have raised over $11,000 and are looking to add onto that total.
If you have any interest in donation to our team or donating a raffle or basket feel free to email APetrelis@medford.k12.ma.us for further information.