A Dunedin mother inspired by the loss of her 5-year-old son Mathew turned to Dunedin Lanes in January to help raise money for care packages for Florida families at their children's hospital bedsides.
Editor's note: This story originally ran in January. We're putting it in the spotlight again to highlight the accomplishments one person can make. When Karen Gliddon was at the hospital with her cancer-stricken son, the last thing on her mind was leaving his side to get a toothbrush. "I didn't want to leave Mathew for a second," the Dunedin mother said, holding back emotion while her 2-year-old daughter Molli doodled on a piece of paper nearby. It's a topic she has a tough time talking about, but she insists, because she feels it is important. Mathew, her firstborn of three children, battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia from the time he was 2 until succumbing at the age of 5. Molli hadn't even been born yet. Gliddon's younger son Andrew …
Looking for ways to enhance your Super Bowl weekend? From Beer Olympics to little red dresses, there's so much from which to choose.
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1. The Sophisticates Signature Little RED Dress Mixer 2. Dunedin Friends Book Drive 3. Psychic Fair 4. 'Pin Chasers for Parents' Bowling Fundraiser 5. Beer Olympics We also found these sports/Super Bowl-related events in the Dunedin Patch calendar: Looking for more entertainment options in beautiful Dunedin, such as live music and dining specials? Search the Dunedin Patch calendar by date for more ideas. Or would you like to get your event featured in Patch? Add it to the calendar! Get Dunedin events delivered right to your inbox or smartphone every day with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here.
Organizers of a fundraiser for critically-ill children are looking for Dunedin businesses to decorate old bowling pins for a contest. The winner will be showcased in Dunedin Patch. Find out how you can get involved!