From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
August 17, 2020
When 24-year-old LIZZIE FITZPATRICK – who happens to live a few blocks from me in Merrick – was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in late June, three tweens – her sister ANNIE, 12; their cousin MADDY; and Annie’s best friend ISABELLE – decided to turn their summer hobby of painting shells into a business to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
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After seeing a News 12 segment announcing Lizzie’s Army was having a fundraiser selling painted shells on August 15th, I knew I had to cover it to help spread news about how Annie, Maddy and Isabelle are fighting like girls to raise money for breast cancer research.
Also, two days ago, Andrea Fitzpatrick organized the Lizzie’s Army gofundme campaign, and as of 2:18 AM EST today, it’s raised $2,480, so I feel pretty safe predicting it will not only reach but surpass its goal of $2,500.
Lizzie is currently undergoing 16 chemotherapy treatments, and is grateful for her incredible support system.
- FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. ANNIE FITZPATRICK, 12, and friends hold a pink shell with “Fight like a Girl” written on it. Lizzie’s Army painted shells to sell to raise funds to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)
gofundme: Lizzie’s Army
my Lizzie’s Army PHOTO GALLERY