Breakfast with Santa
December 8, 2018
8am - 10am
Applebee's Grill & Bar
3219 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for breakfast on December 8th for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee and soda. Santa will have a special treat for each child. You will have the opportunity to win one of three baskets filled with children's toys and other goodies by purchasing raffle tickets (three for $5.00).
Please bring your phone so you can take a free family photo with the big man himself! And, don't forget your letter for Santa!
This event is dedicated to creating awareness and funding for research and medical education for Appendix Cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP). Our mission is to increase awareness and create funding that will result in early detection, treatment, and hopefully cure of Appendix Cancer/PMP.
Thank you to all who supported our First Annual Breakfast with Santa in 2017! A great time was had by all!
All proceeds for this event will go to the ACPMP Research Foundation.
Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee and soda.
$12 for Adults
$8 for Children (10 years and younger)
Raffle Tickets $5 for 3 tickets
Registrations accepted at event.
Cash only! Prices increase to $14 for adults, and $10 for kids.
Can't attend? You can still support us. Click the Donate button to make a donation.
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
$1,577 Raised So Far!
Santa and Mrs. Claus
Amanda Klimas & Family
Rayann Selser & Family
Carol Frehafer & Family
Patricia Schleigh & Family
Lena Shuster & Family
Janet Szumowski & Family
Lynn Aguirre & Family
Orr & O'Donnelly Family
Tara Dotzman & Family
Megan & Rhamair
Lucisano & Doneker Family
William & Marianne Kershaw
Carolyn & Ken
D'Amore & Dotta Family
Colville & Meehan Family
Mike & Kim
Mr. & Mrs. Lannacone
Elizabeth, Timothy & Dolores
Auerswald & Klimas Family
Jaxon & MaryKate
Shannon, Angelina, Ally & Tyler
Leona, Elizabeth & Imonie
Therese Surges $20
Megan Harrigan $10
Kristen Garvey $20.80
Kimberly McKee $33.03
Nicole Orr $10
Marianne Kershaw $25
Elizabeth Watts $25
Shannon Purdy $5
Nicole Auerswald $25
Erin Kruse $20
Robert Santiago $25
Maggie O'Brien $20
Nadene Holzer $50
His Greatness Justin Gray $50
East Falls Eye Associates $100
Candy Cane Lane
December 15th and 22nd
6pm to 9pm
438 Lakeside Drive, Levittown, PA
Look for the street signs that say "Candy Cane Lane"
Watch the interview and see Candy Cane Lane live:
What people know as Candy Cane Lane began in 1995. When we moved in we had a string of lights on our gutter, my neighbor on one side had their roof outlined in lights and the other neighbor had a nativity scene. Over the years we added to our displays. My neighbors learned early on that I was out of control. I put lights on my roof, I designed arches wrapped in red and white lights to go over the walkway out front. (Which my neighbor copied) so now we have over 100 feet of arches to walk through as neighbors enjoy our display.
Along with the arches we also have candy canes that go down the driveway, down both walkways, and up my neighbor's driveway which amounts to about 140 feet of candy canes. Four years ago a neighbor around the corner from us sent me a Christmas card that explained they love watching our display grow over the years and she nick named our display Candy Cane Lane. That’s where the name came from. Since then I added lights over my driveway -- all-in-all there are between 25,000 and 30,000 lights on my house alone. My neighbors join in on the fun -- I guess if you can’t beat them then is best to join them.
Some of my favorite stories that make it all worthwhile:
One day I was looking out my window and I saw a young woman about 21 with a small child. As I always do I grabbed some candy canes and went outside. As I was talking to the young woman she explained to me she has been coming to my house since she was a little girl and now she is bringing her little girl.
A mother brought her son to my house every year to see the lights and try and to get a picture with Santa. One year the boy's dad brought him along with his grandmother and aunt. He didn’t want to be in the picture with Santa. I coaxed him into getting in the picture. That January the dad passed away. The picture I coaxed the boy into being in was the last family picture they had with the dad. The following December during an ice storm and older woman using her cane spelled out "THANK YOU" with a smiley face in the snow next to my car. I found out later that older woman was the mother of the man that passed away the previous year.
In the summer of 2016 I was having issues with fluid retention due to medication I was prescribed to control my chronic myeloid leukemia which I was diagnosed with in November of 2013. You wouldn’t think there was a silver lining to having cancer, but for me there was. Because of the issues I had with retaining fluid, I had multiple scans and procedures to remove fluid from my stomach.
In November of 2016, I was in the emergency room because I was having difficulty breathing. They did a CAT scan of my chest and noticed something strange in the upper portion of my stomach. So they did a scan of my stomach and what they found was unfamiliar to the ER team. They sent the scans to my family doctor and my Oncologist. They were also unfamiliar with what they were seeing on the scan, but knew there was a problem so they sent the scans to a colleague of theirs. When he looked at them he suggested I go see Dr. Bowne at Hahnemann Hospital as soon as possible.
I was diagnosed with Appendix Cancer/Pseudomyxoma Peritonei. I had surgery in December of 2016. I Spent 22 days in the hospital including 7 day in ICU. Presently I’m doing well -- having some issues but working through them.
My goal in having a fundraiser is of course to help raise money for research. But for me, more importantly, is to raise awareness of this disease. Hopefully a person with early detection wouldn’t have to go through what I had to go through. I can’t image what my family and friends went through during that time. If doing what I’m doing helps save one person, one family from going through what I and my family and friends went through, it will be worth it. When people ask me how I’m doing, I always respond “It’s a great day to be alive!”
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Registrations accepted at the event.