Dave McAdams was diagnosed with terminal cancer, The Local Coffee Company which he opened with his wife Tina, had been in business for less than a year. Pixie Adams, the owner of Moonlight Coffeehouse, decided to close down her shop for a day to help run The Local Coffee Company and fundraise for the couple's business and medical needs.
Last Wednesday, Pixie locked the doors at her own shop and headed over to The Local Coffee Company to work. She also created the “Moonlight Takeover Fundraiser” on social media to advertise the event. “If you don’t know, Dave McAdams has spent years working to support the local Oak Grove and Milwaukie communities through volunteer work, non-profit work, sports coaching and sadly, is now in hospice care as he bravely faces a terminal cancer diagnosis. And that mean their family needs our help!” the notice read.
Pixie, who is a breast cancer survivor herself, opened Moonlight two weeks after her last cancer surgery in 2017, telling Yahoo Lifestyle, “I wanted to surround myself with a good community.”
She also considered her own illness when making the decision to help out her neighbor. “I thought about what my cancer journey had been like, how hard it was to juggle and balance treatment and time with family and business,” Adams tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “I told Tina, ‘I want to do this for you so you can spend whatever time Dave has left, at home with him."
The event was “absolutely incredible” with cars lined up and people dropping donations into the tip jar. By the end of day, the fundraiser saw nearly $4,000 and more money has been pouring in since.
“People have been calling to donate from all over the country,” According to Pixie. A GoFundMe for the couple, which will go toward bills, has raised almost $12,000.