Emily Tate Fundraiser

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A fundraising event was held Wednesday night at both Baskin Robbins Ice Cream locations in Auburn for Emily Tate an Auburn three-year old toddler diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in early June. The money raised will go to the Emily Tate Medical Fund to help the Tate family with expenses for their daughter’s medical care not covered by insurance. Friends, family and concerned community members showed up to support little Emily who is going through aggressive chemotherapy treatments each week. Everyone shared a light moment and enjoyed a cold treat on a hot evening. “Baskin Robbins corporate has this all set up for us to do, it’s whatever comes in the doors from 6-9 pm, fifteen percent goes to the family,” said franchise owner Marty Ruthman. Amber Mudd, a Sutter Medical co-worker of Emily’s mother April, organized the event to support the Tate’s.

“Emily was diagnosed early and her prognosis is excellent, and she is holding up well, even though she is a little shy about losing her hair, it was good to get her out and have a treat, said Troy Tate Emily’s father. “We would like to thank Sutter Medical, Baskin Robbins, and everyone who came out to support Emily, we appreciate everyone’s efforts,” he said.

Anyone interested in helping the Tate family can make a donation to the Emily Tate Fund through any US Bank location.

5484 Three-year-old Emily Tate enjoys an ice cream at Baskin Robbins Wednesday night. A fundraiser was held at both Auburn ice cream store locations raising money to help her family with medical cost associated with her cancer treatment.

5486 Marty Ruthman (L) owner of Baskin Robbins in Auburn is pictured with Emily and Troy Tate, her father. Ruthman and Baskin Robbins helped with a fundraiser at his stores Wednesday night to help with her medical costs. Emily was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in early June.

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