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11 year old Emma is at it Again: Birthday Fundraiser

By Kathy Brown.

Emma birthday fundraiser

Local Haddam resident, Emma Becker, is at it again: raising money for others, while she herself is fighting neurofibromatosis. Though she misses many days of school due to the neurofibromatosis, when she’s feeling well, she’s collecting toys and play-doh for the other patients, and money to be turned into gift cards for the families of other oncology patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Oncology unit in Hartford.

Emma’s eleventh birthday is August 11, 2016 she would like to raise money for the families of CCMC Oncology who need a bit of financial help, instead of receiving gifts for herself. Emma would love it if people could send  ‪#‎11BUCKScauseCancerSUCKS but any amount will help her reach her goal of $1,111.11! Donations can be made out to “Fight like Emma Becker” and sent to P.O. Box 62, Higganum, Connecticut, 06441.

Crossfit Ironworks

Merle McKenzie from Crossfit Ironworks (Higganum gym) had an amazing idea to host a fundraiser on Emma’s birthday, Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 7 am – 10 am, CrossFit Ironworks will host an “11 Bucks For Emma” fundraiser to help her reach her goal of $1,111 for CCMC Oncology. All people age 8 and over are welcome to join so please share this with your friends and family and come on down for a great cause!!! To sign up, please contact Merle at

The workout:

  • 11 pushups
  • 11 calorie row
  • 11 air squats
  • 11 rounds for time

At the end of August all money collected will be turned into gift cards for food and gas locations to help take a little bit of the financial burden off the families of CCMC Oncology.

Previous articles about Emma Becker are here: AJs Fundraiser for Emma, How About a Party for a Fighter, Emma and Kia Mazda of Old Saybrook are Hosting a Toy Drive, HKTV Releases Name of 2015 Holiday Show’s Beneficiary, and Emma Becker Commended for Helping Others

One Response to 11 year old Emma is at it Again: Birthday Fundraiser

  1. jody lynn

    July 30, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    what a creative way to raise money for such a good cause. I’ll be there.