Families Team Up For 'TNT Explosion' Fundraising Event
Two local families are teaming up for a good cause, to give back to the community, while keeping the memory of their loved ones alive. The goal of this newly formed organization is to help sick children in our area.
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"It was important to me to keep Tim's story alive."
It has been 17 years since Tim Milgate was found murdered in his Greece home. His sister, Debbie, has never given up hope that his killer would be found.
"The motivation is faith and hope. That's my motivation, because Tim deserves justice and we as a family deserve peace of mind,” said Debbie Milgate-Moyer.
For the last 13 years, Debbie has held charity golf tournaments in her brother's name, with the donations going to the Golisano Children's Hospital. But Debbie decided it was time to try something different.
She teamed up with Jennifer Brush of Irondequoit, who also held fundraisers for the children's hospital in honor of her daughter. Taylor Brush was just six months old when she died in 1999.
The two women joined forces to set up the Tim and Taylor Memorial, known as TNT.
"I immediately thought how wonderful. We're keeping her memory alive and we're doing something for other families and we're doing something for the hospital," Brush said.
Pier 45 will be the site of the first TNT Explosion fundraising event next month, where the goal is to continue to raise money for the Golisano Children's Hospital.
"Tim loved children, so what better place to go than a facility that embraces everybody in our community and beyond."
Together, both women have raised more than $400,000 for the Golisano Children's Hospital over the past decade, and both believe the giving can only get better now that they have created the TNT Memorial.
"I wanted to be able to do something to give back to other patients, to be able to give back to the doctors and nurses who did so much for her."
Two women sharing their personal losses, both hoping to now make a difference in the lives of others.
"It's so important to give back to your community, because that's the community you live in and you want to be proud of it."
The TNT Explosion fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 3 at Pier 45.
Tickets will be available at Wegmans until Sunday.