Children have fun, raise money for Gilby McMurray

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Students run for fun during the Walk for Gilby fundraiser. Students run for fun during the Walk for Gilby fundraiser.

SEAVILLE – The Abundant Life Church Learning Center (ALC) in Seaville held a fundraiser last week for a five-year-old boy suffering from a heart condition.

 

The fundraiser, called ALS is Walking for Gilby, raised money for the family of Gilby McMurray.

Gilby, 5, of Upper Township, is a former student at the learning center. He underwent heart surgery in December. Days after the surgery he had a heart attack and is receiving care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Gilby’s parents have had to leave their jobs to care for their son. They also have two other children.

ALC was able to contribute more than $2,200 to the Gilby McMurray Fund as a result of the fundraiser.

The event was designed so anyone could sponsor a student to complete various stations, which were numbered 1-8 and had different activities at each. Children counted, clapped and tumbled their way through a morning of fun.

For more information and updates on Gilby visit his blog, http://gilbymcmurray.com.

  Thompson Sypherd, of Barbara Foster and Peggy Ciliberto’s class, jumps while her classmates Joey Raab, Sean Hoag, Aubrey Walters and Ryan Hendricks count to 10. Thompson Sypherd, of Barbara Foster and Peggy Ciliberto’s class, jumps while her classmates Joey Raab, Sean Hoag, Aubrey Walters and Ryan Hendricks count to 10.

 

Walking the balance beam at Station 2 of the Walk for Gilby are Luke Bennett, Bella Foglio and Dylan Tomlin. Walking the balance beam at Station 2 of the Walk for Gilby are Luke Bennett, Bella Foglio and Dylan Tomlin.

 

Caden Schiemer, Jeffrey Taccarino, Mia Baughman and Bella DiMercurio of Shannon Fuller’s class pose for a picture in front of the Walk for Gilby poster at the Abundant Life Learning Center. Caden Schiemer, Jeffrey Taccarino, Mia Baughman and Bella DiMercurio of Shannon Fuller’s class pose for a picture in front of the Walk for Gilby poster at the Abundant Life Learning Center.

 

Students from Carol Phillips and Billie Whelan’s class have fun chasing bubbles. Students from Carol Phillips and Billie Whelan’s class have fun chasing bubbles.


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