A month after the death of 13-yaer-old Ashburn resident Gavin Rupp from a rare form of cancer, the community is rallying to honor his legacy.
A new grassroots organization, iPromise15.org, is planning 15 events over the next 15 months (Gavin wore number 15 when playing baseball) to continue the “pay it forward” philosophy Gavin adopted during his fight with cancer. His parents Chris and Sandy Rupp ultimately hope to establish a scholarship program.
From 5-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, iPromise15.org is joining with the restaurants and shops of Broadlands Village Center for special event featuring an evening of eating, socializing and fundraising to benefit the Gavin Rupp Medical Fund. Organizers have assembled raffle and action prizes valued at more than $13,000, including a Bryce Harper signed bat and luxury box tickets to Nationals and Redskins games.
Participating businesses include: Parallel Wine Bistro, Sal's New York Pizza, Great American Steakhouse, Maggie Moo', Robeks, Curiosity Zone and Subway. A portion of the money spent at these businesses will be donated to the fund.
For more information and to review the auction items, go to: iPromise15.org/.