The 2014 Wiggin' Out for a Cause is the first ever event for the Princess Lacey's Legacy organization. Princess Lacey's Legacy has been set up by Sammie Voisinet, a trusted friend to the entire Holsworth family, who is still processing all that has happened this year. The Princess Lacey's Legacy organization will be directly run and managed by the Holsworth family to help families who have children battling cancer.
Lacey was larger than life. She was a little girl who became a princess to not only our own communities but to our nation and the outpouring of support for her journey, and now in commemorating her legacy has been tremendous. The ability for Lacey to touch so many lives so deeply is not surprising to the Holsworth family. And the opportunity to carry on her legacy in substantial ways is an important part of their dream and it also allows them to pay forward to other families who are or will be traveling down a similar path with their own children.
So many people have shown up this year to celebrate Lacey, to contribute in so many ways, and our hope is that this event, 2014 Wiggin' Out for a Cause, can be the foundational event for carrying Lacey's legacy forward. Whether people contribute financially, with time, or simply show up to celebrate her short life, we know this time of celebration will provide the anchor through which the Holsworth family can create for other families what our community has done for them.
The journey of going through a life threatening illness of your child is exhausting, emotionally draining, and tremendously scary. In the wake of those experiences, come all kinds of other challenges like unbelievable medical expenses, and even legal fees. In Lacey's case, many organizations and people have raised funds in Lacey's name. Many of those funds will be used by those organizations to fund research, and some have used the opportunity to raise the funds for their own purposes and use. This funds from 2014 Wiggin' Out for a Cause are going directly to the family and will be used to provide relief from extraordinary medical & legal fees and potentially provide some of the foundation for the economic path forward for the Princess Lacey's Legacy organization.