Earlier this summer, the Alcaro family received some distressing news. Brett Alcaro was diagnosed with bile duct cancer at the primary site, with secondary liver cancer. Prior to his illness, Brett was the farmer for Gravity Hill Farm. He is a father to a one and half year old and his wife, Germaine (Murray) Alcaro is five months pregnant with their second child.
Currently undergoing chemotherapy, he is unable to work and the bills are starting to accrue. Friends and colleagues of the Alcaros family are holding a fundraising dinner to help with expenses.
The “Benefit Potluck Dinner & Silent Auction” will this this Sunday, September 27 at 5pm at Blue Moon Acres, located at 11 Willow Creek Drive, Pennington, NJ. Music will be provided by The Laundrymen and, while the event is potluck, there will be food donated by Lucy’s Ravioli, Applegate Farm (hot dogs and sausages) and Bent Spoon (ice cream). The food will be for sale by donation with all proceeds going to the family.
There will be many items in the silent auction for attendees to bid on including gift certificates for yoga, massage, acupuncture, local farm csa shares, fine artwork and crafts, $100.00 gift certificates to Nomad Pizza, local meat products and much more.
Everyone is invited to come to the dinner, whether you know the family, or to donate something for the silent auction to help this family through a very difficult time. For the event FaceBook page, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/1641575826125888/1647680825515388/
If you are unable to attend, please consider making a small donation, electronically via a website initially set up for a 5K fundraiser for the family. See this link: https://www.crowdrise.com/MurrayMiles5k/fundraiser/murrayfamily
If you cannot make this fundraiser but want to attend another, there will be one in New York in October. See this link: http://www.hilltophanoverfarm.org/ai1ec_event/farm-to-table-dinner-for-brett-alcaro/?instance_id=