Hello friends & family of Angela, or strangers who may happen upon this site! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Keri, and I’ve been friends with Ang for about 10 years. We had a mutual friend and were introduced on a Brewery Tour back in 2005 (I think?), but little did we know that we would become great friends when we started working for American Express at Miller Brewing Company a couple of years later. I have so many fond memories of our friendship through the years, and though we have some miles between us now and responsibilities that make it tough to get together as often as I’d like, she still has such a special place in my heart.
As Angie continues to fight the evil Cancer that struck her body a few years ago, I have been in awe of my friend’s strength, sense of humor and positivity. When we chatted a few months back, she mentioned that she really wants to take the kids to Disney this Fall for Connor’s 5th birthday. Being in the travel industry, I tried some of my connections to get park passes for them, but unfortunately didn’t have luck. Nevertheless, I want nothing more than for my friend to be able to take this trip and watch her adorable kiddos soak up the Disney experience.
Hence the reason behind starting this fund! I want money to be no object and for them to go all out on a legendary trip, so that they can focus on spending money on everything Angela needs to be comfortable while she continues to fight her disease. I want them to be able to hire a travel agent to do all of the legwork on the arrangements to that they can focus their time on resting and relaxing together.
In the weeks to come, I'll plan to post updates to this site with how the fundraiser is coming along. In conjunction with our good friend and former colleague from Miller, Casey, we're planning an in-person fundraising event in Milwaukee on June 17th where you can stop by and drop off a check if you’d prefer not to make an online donation..more information to come on that.
Every penny that we earn will go to the family. If we surpass the amount needed for the trip, even better. I’m confident the funds would not go to waste. Whether they spend it on more trips together, or massage and alternative therapies for Angie, medical bills or anything else that they need to make life comfortable, I hope that we can come together and raise money for this amazing woman and her family!