‘Help Save Rose Campaign’ creating magic to raise funds

Rose Hengehold

A fundraiser to finance life-saving treatment for a young Monrovia girl blinded by a rare form of brain cancer will be held Aug. 16, 6 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Monrovia.

The family of three-and-a-half-year-old Rose Hengehold is seeking experimental treatment for their daughter that is offered at a hospital in Houston. Rose’s parents, Joe and Alicia, are trying to raise $160,000 for the treatment that involves medication which needs approval from the FDA.

“Rose has been diagnosed as having a Bi-lateral Optic Glioma brain tumor,” explained Alicia. “The tumor is crushing her optic nerve, making her blind. Eventually, after a painful process, it will kill her.”

A precocious toddler with ringlets of red hair, Rose will ask your name to identify your voice as she adjusts to her blindness, and has persevered with smiles and giggles. “She has been through a lot but her spirit is strong,” said Alicia.

To kick-start the “Help Save Rose Campaign,” Immaculate Conception Church will host a family event that will include food, live music and a magic show ($10 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under). Proceeds for the fundraiser will be used for the lifesaving treatment.

The Knights of Columbus Council 1242 of Monrovia, of which Joe Hengehold is a member and insurance agent, is supporting the event. “The Knights want to succeed in getting Rose the treatment that she desperately needs to save her life,” said Knights of Columbus president Duane Hamilton. “$160,000 will get her that treatment.”

Immaculate Conception Church is located at 740 S. Shamrock Ave., Monrovia. For more information, visit www.helpsaverose.com, www.gofundme.com/921rdg, or contact Mark Harvis, (626) 353-8720 or maharv@sbcglobal.net.


Voices

Seeking the face of God in the Scriptures

Archbishop José H. Gomez

Prayer is seeking the face of God. The Catechism of the Catholic Church recalls the story of how St. John Vianney once found a peasant praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament. The saint asked him what he was doing, and the man replied: “I look at him and he looks at me.”

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February 13, 2016

  • Saturday, February 13

    World Day of the Sick Mass, Mass and Anointing of the Sick, 12:30 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels,  555 W Temple St, Los Angeles. Archbishop Gomez presiding with other bishops and priests. Special section designated for those in wheelchairs with volunteers available to help. Limited parking available for $8. Carpooling is encouraged. For more info: Chuck Huebner at cjhuebner @gmail.com or Jim LoCoco at flavialococ0@msn.com.

     

     

    Bosco Tech’s Yurak Memorial Run & Kids’ Fun Run, Check in begins at 8 a.m., Memorial Run at 9 a.m., Fun Run at 10 a.m., Bosco Tech, 1151 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead. Race registration is $35 per person. For school groups of 10 or more, the cost is $30. To register online, go to www.boscotech.edu/events or www.yurak.eventbrite.com; same-day registration available at check-in table. Included: racing fees, finisher medal, goodie bag and BBQ lunch. Plaques will be awarded to the top five male and female runners and to the fastest runner under 18.All proceeds to benefit Bosco Tech’s Yurak Athletic Center (YAC). 

     

    Cabrini Literary Guild “Sweetheart Bingo” Meeting, Sat., Feb.13 at Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale. Meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch at 12 p.m. ($30/person), and bingo social at 1 p.m. Bingo cards are $5 each, or $20 for five cards. For reservations, call (818) 790-3485.

     

    Footprints: Making Tracks for Neighbors in Need, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., Bishop Amat High School track, 14301 Fairgrove Ave., La Puente. Catholic Charities San Gabriel Region will present this annual walk/run fundraiser to increase awareness about poverty, hunger and homelessness in the San Gabriel Region. Proceeds benefit those lacking basic needs, such as food, clothing, transportation and shelter. This is a come anytime, leave anytime event, with the first lap around the track to be led by Bishop David O'Connell. For more information, visit lentenfootprints.yolasite.com or contact Mary Romero at (213) 251-3582 or mromero@ccharities.org.

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