Car show raises funds for resident battling cancer

Sep 3, 2022

Classic cars, barbecue, and music filled the parking lot behind Dartmouth VFW Post 9059 on Saturday.

Along with being a way to close out summer, the event served as a way to help raise money for resident and former piano instructor Faith Baci’s medical expenses as she battles stage four breast cancer.

The party was set up by her son Jonathan, who said it was the least he could do.

“Figured why not help her while she can have fun at the same time?” he said, noting that his mom is a big fan of classic cars.

Along with the food and fun, Faith was given a surprise appearance from her other son Ben who flew up from Virginia just to be at the benefit.

“I didn’t think he’d be able to make it,” she said. 

Faith said she was very thankful for the support, noting that her medical expenses certainly are not cheap.

“I put my bills out and it’s thousands and thousands,” she said.

Her husband Edward Baci, who is also a reverend at the First Church of Hixville, was also in awe of the kindness of the community. 

It’s this kind of support, he said, that allows her to live up to her name as she attempts to recover from treatments. While it’s been a difficult time, he said Faith has been able to persevere and is now “doing really well.”

“We really think the Lord is helping her,” the reverend said. 

In addition to the show, Jonathan Baci set up a GoFundMe to raise money for his mother. So far, the campaign has raised $275 of its $1,000 goal.

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