In addition to donning the mother hat, the "Halloween Mombies" turn up their spooky sides for a noble cause.
Halloween is just around the corner and it’s that time of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to channel your inner ghosts and zombies. It’s the time to become your demons and welcome all that scares you. It gets even better if you can attach a charitable cause to your attire and that’s exactly what the mothers of a neighborhood in Fairfield, Connecticut have been doing. Macey Hall—who goes by @maceyphall on TikTok—captured this moment in a video that has since gone viral.
No matter how busy, exhausted and sleepless the mothers of this neighborhood feel, every year on Halloween, the zombie moms aka "Mombies" dance the night away to raise money for The Cancer Couch Foundation which has been battling metastatic breast cancer since 2016. The video showcases all mothers dressed up as zombies performing their choreography on Michael Jackson’s “Thriller."
Founded by Terry Davis as a fun surprise flash mob on Halloween, the event has now become a popular success in raising money for cancer. Once the first video was a hit, there was no stopping the group from getting bigger and better. According to their website, the Mombies are thriving and so far have succeeded in raising $170,000 with 100% profits. Terry Davis shared, “Picture the neighbors' astonishment and our children's eyes widening as zombies emerged stealthily from bushes, driveways and the front porch. We were eerily enchanting in our homemade costumes as we disrupted the trick-or-treat routine and took charge of the street.”
People were delighted and surprised to see this unique way of raising money for charity and applauded the moms for their efforts and outfits. @wowawewas commented, “In all my 21 years of existence I ain't ever heard of mombies and I want to be one.” @airj_panda2020 who couldn’t contain their excitement said, “This is amazing!! Hi ladies!! My family and I will be moving to Fairfield in January!! Can't wait to see this live.”
Mombies have taken their ‘thrilling’ moves a notch higher by working with professional choreographer Paul Herman. Their passion for raising money for cancer research doesn’t end on Halloween. The Mombies are also involved in several neighborhood events like photo ops, shows at the Spooky Season festival and much more, all for the benefit of gaining more knowledge about the deadly disease and its cure.
Davis spoke to News 12 Connecticut and said that the Mombies are really just “ordinary neighborhood moms” but her glowing, yellow eyes meant different, and rightly so. These moms have taken the opportunity of Halloween to not only raise awareness and money for Cancer research but also be an inspiration for mothers across the globe to form their own groups and have some scary fun! In a world where humans are the only ones who can help out other humans in the challenges we are faced with, Mombies has proved a great point that if you have the will to make a change, there is nothing that can stop you. Coming together with a united intention for change is the only way to any resolution in this large universe and as they say, "You want something done? Ask a mom!"
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