Friends Sports Bar Hosting Charity Event
Easter Sunday fundraiser to benefit child with rare medical condition.
Twelve-year-old Ansley Arnette is suffering from a rare medical condition.
The seventh grader has been diagnosed with a non-curable brain tumor called diffuse infiltrating astrocytoma. According to Arnette’s doctors, the tumor is so rare that only a dozen or so cases have been documented in the past 20 years.
Arnette’s mother Paige said the condition is even more rare in children.
To help the Arnettes cope with mounting medical bills, Friends Sports Bar and Grill in Dacula is hosting an Easter Sunday benefit for the family. The restaurant will open at 11 a.m. on April 24 and all proceeds will be donated to help pay Arnette’s medical bills.
Friends is also organizing a silent auction to be held during the benefit. Musicians David Leon, Catherine Kimbro and Jordan Raeger have volunteered to play for the fundraiser. Friends will also host an Easter egg hunt during the day.
Donations for “Ansley’s Angels” may be dropped off at Friends or at any Gwinnett BB&T branch.
Friends owners Ray Stanjevich and Suzanne Cartwright hope that the entire community will step up and support this cause.
“Ansley’s walk through her most difficult times in life can be a lot brighter with family and friends alongside her,” Cartwright said.