Dunkin’ honors teen for ‘dough’ she raised to give to For Pete’s Sake
By LOU WHEELAND
Special to The Press
Helena Mercatelli, 15, of Orefield, was the recipient of a special outdoor celebration at her home May 19.
Sponsored by Dunkin’ of Greater Philadelphia, the reason for the celebration was Helena’s efforts in raising more than $1,000 for the For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation.
For Pete’s Sake provides respite services to cancer patients and their families in a safe and secure environment.
Helena, her late father, Steve, a cancer patient, who died in 2019, and her family were treated in 2017 to a trip to Walt Disney World, Fla.
Helena’s fundraiser were “Whiptastic Sugar Scrubs” which she made and sold to family, friends and online via Etsy raising the money to donate to For Pete’s Sake.
Dunkin’ Donuts Community Cruiser was on hand to give out iced coffee treats and doughnuts.