The Wallooppillai Family
June 8, 2019
It wasn’t until their daughter Ishani’s second battle with rhabdomyosarcoma that the Wallooppillai family learned about the lack of awareness and funding for childhood cancer and decided to help. Now, as a two-time cancer survivor, Ishani and her family have joined ALSF in its mission to find a cure for childhood cancer.
The Wallooppillai family created a unique way to fundraise. They host a plant sale during Lemonade Days at Ishani’s grandmother’s house in the Village subdivision of Georgetown. Neighbors and friends help by propagating plants and donating garden items.
“Every person donating plants enjoys gardening. This is a great way of contributing towards the cause by doing something that brings you joy,” said Dash Wallooppillai, Ishani’s mom, “Each year, Ishani’s grandmother meets new friends who hear about this event and, like her, love gardening. Everyone looks forward to this event each year.”
Dash’s Tip to Stand Hosts: “Our main way of getting the word out is through Facebook. If your neighborhood or community has a Facebook or other social media group site, this works well too.”