Like so many of us, Claudia Amboss and Peggy Theiss have been deeply impacted by cancer. Peggy lost her beloved husband, Cliff, in 2009, and Claudia has seen multiple loved ones undergo treatment, recently losing her dear friend Frederico “Dico” Kowarick. Both Peggy and Claudia also knew and loved young Elizabeth Minter, who lost her life to a rare and incurable pediatric brain tumor called gliomatosis cerebri.
Eight years ago, Claudia and Peggy decided to do something about it, and they haven’t stopped since. Working together, they have planned and executed a flawless Bridge and Tennis fundraiser at the Bronxville Field Club every year, known as the BFC Round Robin for Cancer Research. In recent years, the annual event has paid tribute to Elizabeth Minter by designating Elizabeth’s Hope as the beneficiary for the fourth year in a row, despite the challenges that came with 2020.
The luncheon was socially distanced and carefully executed to ensure safety. As in previous years the event theme, Liz Laugh Love, was beautifully depicted on the invitation and décor, photographs of Elizabeth were placed throughout the club, and countless local businesses generously contributed to the corresponding auction that took place during the luncheon. Every event detail was beautifully designed and flawlessly executed, right down to the napkins.
“I am always so deeply touched by how incredibly supportive my friends have been, and the entire Bronxville Community for that matter, for embracing our cause in memory of Elizabeth,” said Emmie. “They did such a beautiful job.”
The efforts of Claudia and Peggy are an incredible example of two individuals who recognized the tremendous unmet needs facing children with brain tumors, and decided to do something about it.
You can do something, too. Consider attending or sponsoring the “Liz Laugh Love” Round Robin for Cancer Research on October 8, 2020. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in more information.