Volunteers raise over $100K for families, individuals in Taking Steps for Cancer | SkyHiNews.com

Volunteers raise over $100K for families, individuals in Taking Steps for Cancer

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Participants from last year run through Grand Lake. Last year, the fundraiser contributed over $100,000 to the Mountain Family Center Cancer Fund.
Courtesy John Williams

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.

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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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