Benefit for Slain Mom-to-Be Planned for Saturday at Toyota Park

Family says it needs money for Alisha Bromfield's headstone, and travel to Wisconsin for the upcoming trial. Saturday night's event features dinner and music.

The family of slain mom-to-be Alisha Bromfield is hosting a benefit Saturday at Toyota Park in Bridgeview to raise money to pay for a headstone and the family's travel to her accused killer's trial.

Bromfield died Aug. 19. . He is also charged with third-degree sexual assault.

Cooper and Bromfield, both of Plainfield, met while working together at a Shorewood business. They were in Door County to attend the wedding of Cooper's sister. 

Her body was found the day after the wedding at a resort in Nasewaupee, WI, after Cooper called police to report the murder from a gas station in nearby Sister Bay, police said.

Ava Lucille was due to be born on Nov. 23, which is why the family planned the benefit for this weekend, according to Bromfield's father, Jim Heisner, of New Lenox.

Heisner told Sun-Times Media: 

“We have yet to still get her headstone. The money will go for that donation to help pay for the funeral. ... We have received a ton of support from family and friends.

"A lot of her friends love her, and that’s pretty much what we’ll see again, I’m assuming, on Saturday — all the love and support again.”

The benefit at Toyota Park, 7000 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, starts at 5 p.m. and ends at midnight. Tickets are $35 at the door or $30 if purchased in advance. The bands Brothers in Arms, Dancing Noodles and Strait Southern will play. Dinner and one drink are included, and a cash bar will be open.

More information about the benefit can be found on the UniversalTicketing.com website. Pattie Heisner Glorioso, Alisha's aunt, organized the event.

Bromfield was a 2008 Joliet Catholic Academy graduate.

Jim Heisner's wife, Amy Heisner, told Sun-Times Media:

“We appreciate everybody and hope that they can come to the benefit and to keep all of us in mind. ... We’ve got people to pay back. And a headstone to buy. I don’t want her grave sitting there with nothing on it. It makes me crazy.”

Read more about Alisha Bromfield and this crime on Plainfield Patch.

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Anonymous November 24, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Extremely childish!!! She said nothing about it being greedy she said it was a little steep for some wallets. To be honest she is correct. I've seen many a fundraiser with a low price tag bring in bigger crowds because so many more people can afford to come. It would be really nice if T-Bone would grow up and try to help this family as opposed to insulting the people offering to help.
Ron November 25, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Brian Cooper does not live in 'Plainfield', he lives in Joliet.
T-Bone November 25, 2012 at 04:00 PM
It would also be nice if you didn't Whine about $10!!
L Reed November 26, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Thank you to all the friends and family that came to support the family of Alisha and Ava. A huge thank you to all of you who sent all the wonderful donations. Alisha and Ava we miss you always.
Tothe Point November 27, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Unbelievable how people complain about the cost of a ticket for a good cause. It was 30 bucks in advanced and 35 at the door. It included a full buffet style meal, pretty much all you can eat, and the food was top-notch and fresh! It included entertainment by 3 local bands who have been in the scene for over 20 years combined, and it included a fun and exciting atmosphere with huge raffles. Please tell me of a place, such as a bar or entertainment facility, that you can go to for 30 bucks and eat all you want, watch 3 bands and participate in a worthy cause. Having a benefit costs money and a lot of time! Give these people a break! I was there, it was beautifully done! People had fun, ate, drank and donated, while all along they knew why they were there. And to L Reed, you are welcomed! 30 bucks, in my opinion wasn't enough for what I experienced. God Bless your family and all those who helped out.


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