First annual Friends for the Fight Cancer Benefit Dinner
Our first event with Wellmont's Cancer Institute was a benefit dinner hosted at Meadowview Convention Center in May 2015. Approximately 200 attended the event. We sold t-shirts had vendor booths as well as a successful silent auction. Cody Sensabaugh of the Tennessee Titans was our key note speaker and the Model City Groove School was our musical guest. Together, we raised approximately $3,500 for the Patient Assistance Fund.
Hope Has A Name DVD
Raising funds is not the only way we want to help families battling cancer. We also want to provide spiritual strength. Chad Roberts, pastor of Preaching Christ Church, developed a DVD as a free resource to families with cancer. It is an encouraging and hope filled resource explaining 5 Biblical things cancer cannot do in our lives. We have produced and given away hundreds of these DVD's as a free gift.
Fuel for the Fight Gas Card Campaign
One of the greatest financial burdens for a family battling cancer is the fuel costs to get to the Cancer Institute to receive treatments. When a family cannot work because of their illness, something as small as putting $10 or $20 of gas in the car can feel overwhelming. Some patients have to travel long distances. Many come from Wise, VA and Rogersville, TN. Our aim is to raise $5,000 in gas cards for the Cancer Institute. This campaign will go from June 2016 through August 2016.
2nd Annual Friends for the Fight Cancer Dinner
This year's Cancer Benefit Dinner is a BBQ! Join us Saturday, September 17th at the Farmer's Market in Downtown Kingsport for a fun, family atmosphere. Dinner is served by Braeden's BBQ of Kingsport. Tickets are $15 each. All proceeds will go toward the Patient Assistance Fund at Wellmont's Allendale Cancer Institute. 100% of the money stays with local families receiving care from the Allendale facility.