Vibrant street party honors life of Shoreline girl and raises funds for cancer research

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Booths lined the block

Photos by Steven H. Robinson

Ahmie would have loved the party. Her street was full of life and activity. Booths with all kinds of goods lined both sides of the street.

People were selling all kinds of stuff, from the grab bag of goods pictured above, to tastefully made greeting cards sold by teenaged girls with their own cancer fundraising.

Peach and the Pig and Outside the Box food trucks, and Dippin Dots.

Food trucks - right in front of her house on her normally quiet street - sold good things to eat. There was a face painting booth, Pokeman Go lures, a photo booth, raffles!

Wooky was one of five bands.

It was even bigger than the street party for her birthday party last year. Her 14th birthday. Her last birthday before she died after a very difficult, 18 month battle with a rare sarcoma (DRSCT).

The shirts say "Ahmie-Palooza" and are part of the fundraising
The photo on the table is Ahmie and her mom.

Leslie Cheung, one of the organizers, said "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."

Buckets of chalk were available for people to make happy street art

All proceeds will be donated to Strong Against Cancer.

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

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foureyestwoears August 8, 2016 at 11:41 AM  

Great job. Well done Gienna and Aisha, Ahmie will be really proud of you. xxx

Anonymous,  August 9, 2016 at 7:40 AM  

09 August 2016
KingCast and an Entire Shoreline Community Celebrate the Life of Ahmie Bin Njie at Ahmie Palooza 2016!

Ahmie Palooza is a beautiful event for a beautiful young lady who left us way too early. Shoreline is no stranger to these types of medical tragedies but the way that the Community comes together to support the legacy and to seek advanced medical research is very special indeed.

I am proud to live here.

Stay tuned for video and a full set of stills by Wednesday morning or Thursday evening. Meanwhile we have still shots of Ahmie, the inimitable Nan Skinner and one cute child with Mom!

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