Roundup: Mikey’s Way …

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Mikey’s Way is a Fairfield-based foundation. Named for Mikey Friedman — whose brother Brian and family live in Westport — it helps youngsters cope with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses during treatment, by choosing an electronic device.

Mikey’s “Make-a-Wish” wish was simple, and generous: He wanted to go on a shopping spree for electronics, so he could give them to other kids.

Mikey’s Way supplies electronics to 80 or so hospitals across the country. You can help too. On September 10 (7 p.m.), they’re hosting an event at Fairfield’s Penfield Pavilion.

“Light the Night” includes food and drinks from local restaurants and breweries. They’ll set up their trucks or stations all around the area.

There will be memories of Mikey and his legacy, live music by Tangled Vine, and silent auction items. Click here for more information.

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Westport drivers don’t stop for much. But — as this “Westport … Naturally” photo shows, they do slow down for geese crossing Riverside Avenue.

(Photo/Robin Frank)

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And finally … this is the 70th anniversary of the birth of Dan Fogelberg. The “leader of the band” died in 2007, at 56, from prostate cancer.

4 responses to “Roundup: Mikey’s Way …

  1. Celeste Champagne

    Loved this man’s singing and message. A loss way too soon. Thanks for remembering.

  2. Thank you Dan for always providing us with a way to give back!

    And I’m a huge early Dan Fogelberg fan. Thanks for the memories.

  3. The event at Penfield Pavilion has been cancelled

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