This bake sale raised more than $11,000 on Monday, and it will continue on Friday, said Shaun Chang, who helped organize the sale. The two-day event is in support a Danbury Hospital employee who lost his daughter Emilie in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"Thanks for asking, it went really well. Raised $11,194.31 the first day," Chang said in an e-mail to Danbury Patch.
Chang said the Friday hours are now expanded to 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. due to overwhelming interest and demand.
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Visitors and employees at Danbury Hospital are crowding around a bake sale Monday to raise money and show support for the family of Robbie Parker, who lost his daughter Emilie in Friday's shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"It's a show of support and we want to help him and show him we're friends," said Shaun Chang, a nurses aid who helped organize the two-day event.
The sale and raffle will be continued from 2 to 11 p.m. Friday.
Robbie Parker described his daughter in the story Sandy Hook Victims Remembered with these words, "She was blonde and cheerful, a 6-year-old girl who loved to draw and hated new foods. He said his daughter was always smiling. Through tears he said, "I'm so blessed to be her Dad."
Today the bake sale and raffle runs through 7 p.m. Raffle prizes are coming from J. Crew, Sinapi's Pizza, Auggie's Numero Uno, Mary Kay, SuperCuts, Elmer's Diner and Three Brothers Diner.
"Friday we'll have a lot more raffles," Chang said.
For people who want to buy a baked good or enter a raffle, the bake sale is held in the fifth floor main lobby of Danbury Hospital. The sale extends to tables set up on both sides of the main corridor.