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Sister Souls Inc fundraising with love

by Trevor Keiser

June 13, 2012

Sister Souls Inc. is holding fundraisers to help Nicole Burton, Max Milewski, and Faith Aisthorpe. Photo provided.
While helping out three children that really need it is a blessing in itself, watching a community come together to join the cause feeds their Souls.

Sister Souls, Inc. is holding two more fundraising events in June to help "Mighty Max" Milewski, Nicole Burton and Faith Aisthorpe.

Max was born 11 weeks premature with Down syndrome and cataracts. If that wasn't enough for the little guy, he has begun a long battle with Leukemia at the age of two years old. Nicole has battled cancer since age four, and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on September 11, 2008.

Just two months after she thought she had beat cancer through treatment and chemotherapy, her mother received a call that the cancer had returned in a more aggressive way. Nicole just received a complete immune system replacement & Bone Marrow Transplant in January. Faith Aisthorpe was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 18 months old. She has been admitted to the hospital numerous times for CF exacerbation, pancreas and kidney issues. She takes five oral medications and does up to 12 breathing treatments a day. She also has a permanent IV port in her chest to access for blood draws and to infuse the IV antibiotics when she is in the hospital.

The first fundraiser is "Reunion for all - Party for a Cause" on Friday, June 22 at the Lake Orion Eagles Club. The event is $10 per person and will include food donated by several local businesses, cash bar, as well as a silent auction with 50 generous gift baskets that were solicited & created by several kind Souls in the LO community.

Some of the donated items are from the Detroit Pistons, Tigers, and Red Wings, as well as a $400 romantic get-away from The Townsend Hotel. Also, Spillane & Reynolds Orthodontics (LO Grad, Jamie Reynolds) is donating a gift basket with a gift certificate for $1000 off new orthodontic treatment!

So if you're looking to party and win some great prizes while fulfilling a need ~ get out to the Eagles Club on June 22. The event starts at 6 p.m.

Sister Souls, Inc. is hesitant to name names because so many have given of their time, but they did want to recognize some businesses who have donated for the party:

Chicago Brothers, 7 Monks Taproom, O'Haver's Flavors, Christi's, Casper Vien Dien., Spillane & Reynolds Orthodontics, Let Them Eat Cake, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Soothe Your Soul, Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, Jesse Jaymz, Detroit Love Apparel, Prime Designz Salon, Detroit Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers, Collier Lanes, Pete's Coney Island II, Salon 429, Milosch Dodge, CJ's Sandbar, The Salon on Waldon Pond, Oxford Cinema, Grand Traverse Pie Company, Lake Orion Plumbing Heating & Cooling, Lady Jane's Haircuts, The Townsend Hotel, LUV Manicure and Pedicures, Michigan Mittens, Angela Conventry Photography, Spartan VG's of Pontiac, Trader Joe's of Rochester Hills, Victoria's Delights, Fight Club Proving Ground, Water Hogs Charters, Deano Mac's Services, Vanity Vixen, Born Psycho, Hamlin Pub LO, Clint Verran Sports Medicine, Panera of LO, & Stone Fire Pizza.

The second fundraiser is a "Souls to Soles" 5K Run/Walk on Sat. June 30 at Civic Center Park located at 2525 Joslyn Road. The event is being hosted by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office in honor of "Lake Orion Loves Children." Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. It is online registration only at and registration ends at 7 a.m. the day of the race. Check-in is from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and the race will start at 9 a.m. Those interested in running or walking may register at

Sister Souls, Inc. also thanks Hollywood Market for generously donating bagels, bananas, and water on the day of the race for all participants. Also Floyd's Paracord Bracelets will be there selling bracelets and dancers for LA Dance will be doing a surprise flash mob dance.

For more information about Sister Souls, the fundraisers or the children, visit the Sister Souls, Inc. or Lake Orion Loves pages on or Also if you would like to doante checks can be payable to Sister Souls Inc, PO Box 728, Lake Orion Mi 48362.