Volunteers raise over $100K for families, individuals in Taking Steps for Cancer
Mountain Family Center’s cancer fund received over $100,000 for the 2018 fundraising season thanks to fundraising events hosted by Taking Steps for Cancer.
Through the Taking Steps for Cancer events, including a spirit polar plunge, a views and vistas deck tour, a golf tournament and a 5k run and auction, $107,826 was raised this year for the fund.
Sponsorships and memorial signage are another key component of the fundraising season.
The cancer fund provides up to $2,500 for families affected by cancer since no cancer treatment exists in the county and expenses can add up quickly. Assistance is available regardless of income and insurance.
Last year, the 5k run raised over $100,000 and helped 44 families, according to Taking Steps for Cancer volunteer Judy Eberly. On average, the fund supports 35 to 40 families per year.
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