For ten years, Fay School students have sold candy cane greetings to raise charitable funds. This year the fundraiser had phenomenal success for a personal cause.
A Fay School graduate and college freshman, Audrey Baumbach, was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident this fall. She is still in recovery at Spaulding Rehabilitation in Cambridge, a hospital specializing in rehabilitative medicine and inpatient and outpatient care.
Students chose supporting their alum’s rehab facility as this year’s worthy cause. Students and faculty were overwhelmingly supportive, purchasing the $1 apiece candy canes.
They knew that not only were they helping to make a difference in lives of the many people who come to Spaulding, but that their contributions were also a show of support for Aubrey and her family as she continues to heal.
The big break came when the Concord real estate firm of Barrett Sotheby’s heard about the fundraiser. They agreed to purchase 1200 candy canes in support.
Thanks to funds raised, Upper School students will donate $1500 to Spaulding Rehabilitation in honor of Aubrey.