Billions of people have been burdened with the illness of cancer, whether it was short-term, long-term, or life-taking. My mother is one of the many fighters. She has been battling for years with her own strength, and with the help of a volunteer organization, The Cancer Connection. This organization has helped many, offering a variety of services for no charge at all. Cancer Connection offers an oasis where people living with cancer, their families, and their caregivers can learn how to cope with their changed lives and bodies and emotional stress by sharing strategies and resources. They do so much, so it’s time to give back.
I, Taylor Witkos, will be hosting a fundraiser called Beat the Battle. This fundraiser will take place Sunday, September 25, 2011 at the American Legion, conveniently located on Route 9 in Hadley, MA. Beat the Battle will run from 11 am until 2 pm, and consist of 3 main events: a bake sale, car wash, and soccer game. Please note that we are still looking for volunteers in all of these.
The bake sale is self-explanatory. It will go on all day long. This sale will include a number of home-made treats such as cookies, brownies, cupcakes, etc. We are also fortunate enough to be having Brueggers Bakery donating a wide variety of delicious bagels to be sold. If you are interested in becoming involved with this and would like to bake something, please contact me as soon as possible. It will be greatly appreciated. Another main event will be a car wash. Bring your car through at anytime to get it washed by the Beat the Battle volunteers. The cost is $5. And above all will be the soccer game. The soccer game is going to start at 11:30. In it, 2 mix-matched teams will be playing a full game of soccer. If you are interested in playing, the cost is $5. To add some fun to it, friendly bets can be made at the beginning of the game by anyone!
All of the money made will be going directly to the Cancer Connection. Donations are greatly appreciated: it’s going to a phenomenal cause. With enough help and support, we can make a big difference in the lives of those who need it. If you are interested in helping out, please let me know. Give your time, and help beat the battle.