Ahmie-Palooza street fair to benefit childhood cancer research

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

On June 14, 2015, Ahmie Njie, a 14 year old Shoreline student, said goodbye to our Shoreline community. She fought a very difficult battle with a rare sarcoma (DRSCT) for 18 months.

The week before she passed away, she agreed to a drug trial in hopes that any information would help another child. This was Ahmie’s dying wish – to help other children fighting cancer. We have taken up the torch to push forward with her wish.

Through Ahmie’s Eyes Guild was officially founded as part of Seattle Children's Guild Association in March 2016 by Gienna Njie (Ahmie’s Mom), Marie Norton-Olsen, and Leslie Cheung.

We are excited to announce our first official Guild fundraising event Ahmie-Palooza! This event is a re-creation of Ahmie's 14th Birthday Party where our community came together to celebrate what ended up being her last birthday party.

We thought - what better way to bring together community, childhood cancer awareness, and fundraising for childhood cancer treatment research than to continue this tradition of a Street Fair and Music Festival because it's something Ahmie would love.

Ahmie, age 14
Together we can make a difference and every penny donated can make a difference in the life of another child fighting cancer.

Ahmie-Palooza is on August 6, 2016 starting at Noon until 5pm. It's FREE and open to all ages!  Burke Ave N between 189th and 190th.

We have five local bands, 35 vendors, Peach and the Pig and Outside the Box food trucks, and Dippin Dots!

We will also have face painting, photo booth, a raffle with a TON of cool stuff from local businesses, activities for kids, and a variety of fun! There a few Pokemon Go stops along the way too!

All proceeds will be donated to Strong Against Cancer!

Here are links to the band line-up for your listening pleasure:

We are also hosting a VIP After Party from 6-10pm - by invitation only. Invitations are a $20 donation which includes dinner and more live music! We will also have local homebrew too!

Please contact Leslie Cheung for an entry wristband. The VIP party will be hosted at her home and is 21+. There is a limited amount of invitations, so you want to jump on this fast!

For more information please visit us at Through Ahmie's Eyes:


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