Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mary Jo's Raises Over $1,500 for Cancer Services

Earlier this month, Mary Jo’s partnered with Cancer Services of Gaston County to raise over $1,500 in the battle against breast cancer.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, Mary Jo’s donated a proceed of the day’s sales to Cancer Services in honor of all those who have been impacted by breast cancer.

The American Cancer Society estimates that about 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year alone.  Mary Jo’s team member, Betsey Cordell, is one such survivor. Betsey attributes much of her success to Cancer Services.

 “I am so grateful for this wonderful organization.  When I was sick and struggling to keep up with my medical bills, Cancer Services was there to help pay for my treatment. I don’t know where I would be today if it wasn’t for their help,” said Betsey.

Betsey, along with several other Mary Jo’s representatives, proudly presented the total check amount of $1,550 to Cancer Services at its latest Board of Directors Meeting.

Front row: Executive Director Stephanie Roberts, Kim Elmore,  Mary Jo's Team Members KC, Rachel and breast cancer survivor Betsy Cordell. Back row: Rick Varterasian, Tim Grooms, David McMahan, Dr. Jim McCarthy, Derrick Jones, Josh McClure.

“Cancer Services couldn't do what it does without the support from our community. Thank you to Mary Jo’s,” said Cancer Services Outreach Director Kim Elmore.

Cancer Services, formerly Gaston County Cancer Society, is a local United Way Agency established in 1977. The Mission of Cancer Services of Gaston County, Inc. is to serve the community by actively promoting healthy lifestyles and to provide support and services needed by people living with cancer. All contributions are used to provide programs and services for Gaston County residents.

1 comment:

ShirleyC said...

That's wonderful! I'm a tongue cancer survivor!