'Sips and Spirits' to support brain tumor patients, research

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The Caroline Caprio Scholarship & Giving Fund has announced its upcoming fundraiser, dubbed “Sips and Spirits.”

The event will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 6-9 p.m. at the Alpine Country Club, located at 251 Pippin Orchard Road in Cranston.

This fundraiser is being held to support Rhode Islanders who are fighting brain tumors, and 100 percent of all funds raised will go directly to helping this cause. Financial support provides for medical co-pays, food, chemotherapy appointments, ride shares and other incidentals needed by the patient.

“I started the Caroline Caprio Scholarship & Giving Fund because after meeting Caroline I wanted to help her help others who are in need,” said Jayne Oliver, the group’s founder and a medium who will provide readings during the event. “Once you meet Caroline and hear her story, you’ll see why I reached out to join her. She is without a doubt a woman of courage, strength, compassion, faith and love, and I stand proudly by her side along with the dream team that moves this foundation forward.”

Caprio, a Warwick resident and brain tumor survivor, serves as the group’s president.

“God has given me a second chance,” she said. “With the size of my tumor, I should have deficits. I’m blessed with 100 percent recovery. I believe I had the tumor to show people there is light at the end of the tunnel. Faith and a great sense of humor saved me. I enjoy a happy full life. How can I not give back?”

The mission of the Caroline Caprio Scholarship & Giving Fund is to educate and empower brain tumor patients and assist medical students researching brain tumors through monetary and spiritual support.

“No one fights a brain tumor alone,” Caprio said.

In August 2019, the Caroline Caprio Scholarship & Giving Fund earned the 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

Tickets for “Sips and Spirits” cost $65 per person. For more information, visit ccsgf.org, follow the group on Facebook or contact Caprio at 323-5376 or ccaprio212@gmail.com.

The group’s next event, “Brainstorming for a Cause, is scheduled for May 9 at the Cranston Country Club. It will feature a sit-down dinner with music by DJ Tommy Sacc and a special appearance from “Elvis.” The evening will also include a silent auction and 50-50 raffle.

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