Letter: Stoffa family says thanks

By on October 6, 2011

On behalf of the family of Shirley Stoffa, we would like to say thank you to everyone for the outpouring of support we received for our fundraiser “Eyes On A Cure.” We have been amazed by the generosity and support from our family, friends and community.

Our goal through this was to raise awareness about the disease, as well as to help fund research to find a cure, with the hopes that no one else will have to experience the loss that we have faced. We had a goal of $10,000. With your help, not only did we meet our goal, but we more than doubled it. We are humbled and proud to say that we raised over $22,000 to be donated to the Ocular Melanoma Foundation in Shirley’s memory.

We know that the amount of money raised speaks volumes of the love everyone had for Shirley. We continue to miss her everyday and can only hope that she is watching and smiling down at the good we are trying to accomplish. A special thank you to the Elburn Lions Club, Shirley’s friends and “family” at Kaneland, American National Bank, Bill Brauer and Kristen Damolaris, Doug Collins, The Fishippies, and our family and friends. Without your support, we would have not been able to have such a successful event.

Mike, Sarah, Todd,
Molly, Abby and Cole Stoffa