Pink Plumes for A Mother's Wish

On Friday, October 2nd at the LOHS vs Stony Creek home football game, the Lake Orion Marching Band will go pink on behalf of a wonderful local charity.

Kathy Luby was a teacher at Oakview Middle School whose legacy lives on today in the form of A Mother's Wish. AMW services Oakland county women and their families as they fight breast cancer. A Mother's Wish provides financial assistance, meals, home maintenance, equipment, and professional family support during their darkest days and most trying times.

This is a wonderful organization fulfilling a dire need for our local community.

The LOBB is now accepting donations. The LOBB Executive Board has kicked off this campaign with over $700 in personal donations and we invite your contributions. While we know that you can and do support your own personal charities of choice- as a band family, we can't think of a more loving way to step in and change local lives for the better. Large donations make a bigger impact and together as a unified band family, we are incredibly strong.

Donations are fully tax deductible and we encourage you to donate in the name of a family member affected by ANY form of cancer. Students will read each name in a short ceremony before the football game.

Once we cover the cost of plumes (which will be used every year), 100% of your donations will be given to A Mother's wish.

Pink bandanas (for non-shako students) and 150 pairs of pink gloves are being provided to the band as a gift from board members.

Watch for the Spirit Shop to open soon. I will be stocking pink band shirts so that your family members can participate in going pink. Shirt profits will go to A Mother's Wish.

Donation checks should be made payable to LOBB. Please indicate "Pink Plumes" in the memo area. Name to be read in memoriam or as a survivor should be attached, both your family name and the name you wish to have honored. Please indicate their status, we would hate to include someone on the wrong list.

Lyla Dyer will be at the high school after practice on Thursday the 17th to accept checks. Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 93
Lake Orion, Michigan

Thank you for the overwhelming response so far. It's been wonderful to see so many amazing band families reaching out to help our neighbors and local friends.