Unfortunately most everyone has been touched by cancer in some way. Even if you have not faced a diagnosis yourself, like I have, you likely know someone who has. It is a devastating and life-threatening disease that knows no race, gender, age, social status, or has any boundaries period. When it comes to cancer, WE ARE ONE.
A year and a half ago, Tiffany asked me to work with her on an organization to help others in our community who have been diagnosed with cancer. This help would be available to all cancer patients in the Van Buren school district. We named the non-profit organization the Lending A Hand Fund and we offer help with copays for doctor visits and prescriptions, gas cards, nutritional supplements, wigs, and other costs associated with cancer treatment. Tiffany and I both know from personal experience that NO ONE SAVES FOR CANCER TREATMENT and it is our mission to offer help to others who are dealing with this dreaded disease.
Tonight, Lending A Hand Fund, is sponsoring Black Out Night at the high school basketball game.
Wikipedia defines the word BLACKOUT as
“a loss of communication or loss of power.”
That’s exactly what we want to do to cancer – take away it’s power.
For months we have been selling t-shirts for this night. Our goal is to raise awareness for our organization, to let the community know that we are out there and available to help, and also as a powerful visual symbol that we in Van Buren are passionate about doing our part in FOREVER BLACKING OUT CANCER!!!
Everyone who purchased a shirt is wearing them tonight, and everyone is encouraged to wear a black shirt to represent their stand against cancer. It is going to be an awesome night, and I can’t wait to see all the black in the stands. Nothing bonds a community like a common cause such as ours…and we live in a pretty great community.
So here’s to a successful night and also WINS FOR THE BULLDOGS!!!
See you tomorrow with pics!