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Communities Cinco De Mayo also has a second fundraising effort that takes place in addition to scholarship efforts.  This second effort is called "Fill the piñata”, or "Poster Child".  Each year the board of Communities Cinco de Mayo selects a critically or chronically ill child that is less than twelve years of age to receive the proceeds. In the past fundraising efforts have included hosting zumbathons, give back nights at local businesses, selling t-shirts, and setting up donation cans at businesses around the county and at the festival. The money collected will be donated to the parents of the selected “poster child”.  


Our 2017 Poster Child, Mauricio Hernandez, has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. Please join us in our efforts to raise funds for Mauricio and his wonderful family!


Our 2016 Poster Child, Lino Lopez suffered a severe asthma attack in January 2015 and is currently receiving therapy for the Anoxic Brain Injury caused by the attack. He has lost the ability to move and talk. 

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