Addressing a Need: New board gets funding to help local cancer patients

Shocks can be both great and terrible. Other than being sudden, the terrible ones for the most part bring about dread and a sentiment of despair – much like being diagnosed with cancer. Then again, great shocks frequently yield a positive feeling of expectation and recuperation.

What’s more, that is the two-sided coin another local group is deposit on the benefit side of the ledger.

To explain, how about we start from the earliest starting point.

In 2004, nearby ladies Dee Lynch and Jane Van Etten had a thought, resulting from a huge need they had perceived all through the territory – particularly in Antrim County. That need was to help ladies who had been diagnosed with breast cancer, yet were either uninsured or underinsured. To help raise assets to help those ladies, they decided to form an organization and host an annual fundraiser. Therefore was the beginning of Antrim County’s High Tea for Breast Cancer Prevention.

Since that time, the group has raised a huge number of dollars to directly assist many ladies.

This previous year, the ACHTBCP board perceived another developing need. Much like the circumstance with breast cancer in 2004, they saw a comparable local void with the five other most unmistakable types of malignancy: lung, pancreatic, cervical, colon, and prostate cancer.

To address the issue, they concocted a familiar plan – have a special fundraiser. Furthermore, that is exactly what they did on Aug. 6, with a “sock hop” advantage at the picturesque home of Jan and Mike McCrackin, situated on the shores of Torch Lake in Alden.

That occasion included food from 22 neighborhood eateries and live amusement given by three well known groups. It was gone to by in excess of 150 individuals and raised $10,500.

Next, the question arose of how to best recognize those out of luck and the best strategy to convey the assets. Accordingly, it was chosen to frame a different board under ACHTBCP, which would incorporate delegates from the High Tea group – the majority of whom are malignant growth survivors – just as health care experts from the Bellaire Family Health Center. The new all-volunteer board would be supervised by ACHTBCP and make formal reports to them at any rate two times per year.

As the group was as of late coming together, it was declared that the leading body of the Bellaire and East Jordan Family Health Center chose to coordinate the first $10,500 raised from the August event for an aggregate of $21,000.

Greg Read

Greg Read is an english poet, playwriter and actor. He has written many poems and short stories. He completed MBA in finance. He has worked for a reputed bank as a manager. Greg has found his passion to write and express, that is why he has decided to become an author. Now he is working on Fit Curious website as a freelance news writer.

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