Emslie Farm Continues Fundraising

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2006
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Glenda Herro (262) 524-9469

MEDIA ADVISORY
Emslie Farm Continues Fundraising In Honor Of Baby Gavin

Waukesha, WI – Local resident Will Emslie, who sponsored a canister fundraising campaign in honor of sweet baby Gavin Winslow in October, will be extending his fundraising efforts during this upcoming holiday season. Emslie Farm successfully collected funds in Gavin’s honor during their recent fall and Halloween pumpkin sale. Mr. Emslie will continue to have canisters available at his farm to accept contributions as customers shop for their Christmas trees and wreaths.

Emslie Farm realizes that kidney transplants are expensive, around $200,000 each! They are aware that the first year of follow up for Gavin will cost about $40,000, without including any hospital stays he may have during his first year. Moreover, they know that Gavin will need to be monitored for the rest of his life. They understand that the medications needed to keep Gavin’s new kidney functioning, costs on average, $2,000 per month, and that this cost will incur for his family as long as his kidney continues to function. Since the average kidney transplant lasts only 15-20 years they recognize, that at some point, Gavin will need another transplant.

Because of all these expenses, Emslie Farm, along with Gavin’s family and friends, has joined with the Children’s Organ Transplant Association to raise $100,000.

The Children’s Transplant Association (COTA) is a national, nonprofit 501© 3 charity dedicated to helping families raise funds for transplant-related expenses. Over the past 20 years they have helped more than 1,000 families, in 49 states, in all regions of the United States, raise millions of dollars for their transplant-related expenses. Contributions to COTA, on behalf of Gavin Winslow, are 100% tax-deductible.

Emslie Farm is located at S1W26417 Northview Road in Waukesha, WI. To find the tree of your childhood memories, choose from their wide selection of Fraser, Canaan, Balsam, Scotch White Pine, Blue and White Spruce, along with a variety of wreaths (three-foot candy cane and cross-shaped). Please call 262-617-4032 for specific dates and times of sales.

For more information about Emslie Farm or other fundraising and volunteer opportunities, please contact Jane Schwalbach at 262-549-6129 or email janeschwalbach@yahoo.com.

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