Monday, May 14, 2007

Fundraising Dinner at Whitewater County Club

Whitewater Country Club is hosting a fundraising dinner, dance and silent auction on Saturday, May 19th for local resident Tracy Russo. Tracy is a twenty-two year old college student at the University of Georgia majoring in Education. Tracy, who has been suffering from seizures, headaches, and other symptoms was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Tracy is currently under the care of a neurologist in Fayetteville. Due to the severity and location of the tumor, Tracy’s neurologist has recommended that her surgery be done out of state by a team of specialist. Tracy is without health insurance and the cost of the surgery will be approximately $130,000. Tracy’s family is hoping to raise the necessary funds so that Tracy can have this lifesaving surgery very soon.

Tracy was only 9 years old when her parents divorced. Sadly, Tracy’s Dad, an alcoholic, was tragically murdered when she was just 16 years old. Tracy is a Fayette County High School graduate. She is enrolled at the University of Georgia and has been majoring in Education. Tracy hopes to be a teacher one day. She dreams of helping young people who have had tough times, like she has.

Tracy has worked hard to finance her education. She has earned the Hope Scholarship and has qualified for some financial aid. She made the Dean’s list this fall while working her way through school, doing the best that she can.

Tracy has a strong religious faith and has overcome many difficult obstacles in her young life. By pursuing her passion for teaching and her love of children, she hopes to give back to her community one day. She wants to make a difference in the lives of children, but needs financial help to pay for this tumor surgery.

If you would like to help support Tracy, and enjoy a pleasant dinner out, some dancing and a silent auction, please join Tracy’s family and friends at Whitewater Country Club in Fayetteville on Saturday, May 19th from 6:00 – 10:00 PM. The cost of the dinner is $50.00 for adults and $25.00 for children. Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting Lorraine Russo at 678-770-6891.

All proceeds from the dinner and silent auction will go towards Tracy’s surgery and medical care. Donations may also be made to any Bank of America, deposited to the Tracy Russo Medical Fund account number 334001258276. For more information about Tracy Russo please see her web site at:

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