StrEAT Food to Aid LivFest Fundraiser in Bellingham


LivFest is back! This Saturday, May 21, Village Green in Fairhaven will be jammin’ all day for the LivFest 2011 fundraiser. Starting at 10:30 in the morning and going until 9:30 at night, there will be 14 live bands, arts & crafts, kids’ activities and great food to eat, including upscale tacos and more from StrEAT Food. Proceeds will go to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association in honor of Olivia Cook, now thriving with her new kidney.

StrEAT Food, the upscale mobile kitchen making a name for itself cooking up delectable gourmet breakfasts and lunches, will be adding its deliciousness to LivFest 2011 this Saturday, May 21st at the Village Green in Fairhaven.

The day will be jammin’ with the sounds of 14 live bands, everything from a Jimmy Hendrix cover-band to live acoustic-folk. The whole day is free and family friendly. Starting at 10:30 in the morning and going until 9:30 at night, the grill will be smokin’, plus there will be popcorn, cotton candy, facepainting, a sidewalk chalk station, bouncy houses and Elmo the Balloon Man will be handing out balloon critters.

This is the second year for LivFest. Thanks to those who attended LivFest 2010, Olivia Cook is thriving with her new kidney. Olivia (Liv) was born with a rare kidney disorder called Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disorder (ARPKD). As a true testament to her strength and tenacity, she didn’t die like most children born with this disease. She grew, she lived and in ways, she thrived. But at 18 months old, the signs began pointing to complications in health, and that’s when her parents discovered that their beloved toddler had a rare and terminal kidney disorder. ARPKD attacks the kidneys, filling them with cysts. Fighting to continue their duty of filtering toxins out of the body, Liv’s kidneys had to grow larger to try to do their job.

Then came the long, arduous task of finding a donor, arranging and financing the transplant. That’s how LivLife was formed. LivLife,, is a lifetime campaign founded in Bellingham, Washington. The LivLife team is completely committed to building a strong foundation that will support itself for years to come. That’s how they found the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), where 100-percent of the proceeds will go from LivFest 2011.

The community and neighboring communities are encouraged to come out and make LivFest 2011 a huge success, and help save the life of the next child in need.