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Dunk Tank Generates Donation to Healey Family

By GREG ELLIOTT

August 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

SUMMIT, NJ - Thanks to the generosity of Summit residents, as well as the willingness of Summit's Police and Fire Chiefs, and law enforcement officers to take the plunge, the family of Brooke Healey has received a $1,000 donation.

Healey, a four-year-old New Providence native, has been diagnosed with a very rare brain tumor called a DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). Summit Police Chief Robert Weck, Summit Fire Chief Joseph Houck, along with Police Officers Charlie Daly and Ryan Stanek all volunteered for the “dunk tank” at Summit's National Night Out Against Crime August 6.

Thanks to the monies generated by Summit residents, contributions from the Summit PBA Local 55 ($250), and the Summit FMBA ($100), Brooke’s father Steven Healey received a check for $1,000.  Chief Weck noted, “we are happy to play a small part in this family’s tragic struggle to find alternative treatments for Brooke, for whom only the short-term beneficial effects of radiation are available. Anyone wishing to donate or to learn more about this rare illness should visit their website at www.brookehealey.com.”