Fundraiser for Jeanne Newton this weekend |

Fundraiser for Jeanne Newton this weekend

Georga Feek

Jeanne Newton is battling something only a few other people can relate to: breast cancer. Newton was first diagnosed on November 12, 2015, and continues to fight and survive today.

She has undergone a round of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy, and is currently on a new medication. When she was first diagnosed, Newton was simply informed that she had cancer, and when the tumor was removed the doctors told her it was Stage II.

A fundraiser has been scheduled for Jeanne. The ‘Care-N-Love-A-Palooza’ is an open community gathering for all. It will be hosted on June 27, 2015 from 6-10 pm at Polhamus Park in Granby. There will be food, fun, prizes, a silent auction, and live performances from three bands: BlueCat, Glen T, and Bad Water.

Jeanne’s spirits are up and she is surrounded by loving family and friends. Newton is a Grand County local and she and her husband Tom raised one daughter, and now have a granddaughter as well. Newton’s friend, Lanita Fince put together the fundraiser for Jeanne. She’s looking forward to the community showing its support, having people actually show their compassion means everything.

“This diagnosis has shown Jeanne that no one is alone and people love her and want to help her,” Finch declared, “She can count on other people.”

“To bring people together is a good thing,” Finch warmly welcomes.

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