In an effort to raise funds for local residents suffering from Cancer, the Campbell County Cancer Association is hosting an auction and raffle this Saturday from 9 a.m to 1 p.m at Hazel’s Hair Styles.
Co-organized by Jan Jones, Hazel Burchfield and Clarence Lowe, the event is in its fifth year and plays an important role in aiding those affected by cancer in the area.
“The money raised gives the patients a gas voucher to go back and forth to the doctor. It provides two cases of Ensure food supplements and also helps with medications,” said Lowe. The program helps an average of 50 to 60 county residents each month.
The main focus of the association is to help local Cancer patients obtain treatment and care.
“We spent $74,000 on patients in the county last year and out of that $74,000, at least $70,000 went directly to them,” Lowe said.
“I’ve had friends who have been helped by this event and this year, it’s even closer to my heart as my mother was diagnosed this past April,” Jones said.
“Cancer touches everyone in some way and this event will help benefit those right here within our county,” Jones said.
Burchfield said the event was close to her heart for the same reason- her mother had been diagnosed with Cancer twice.
“If Cancer has ever affected you or someone in your family, it makes a difference,” said Burchfield. She hopes for the community to come show its support for those who are sick in the county.
“We need all the help we can get; there are just so many sick people here in the county and they really need the community’s support,” Burchfield said.
The auction will begin at 11 a.m. There will food and fun activities to keep the kids occupied as well, according to Jones.
Items to be auctioned vary from home décor items to motorcycle helmets. Many local business donated services and gift certificates to be auctioned as well.
Case Knives is once again the main sponsor for this event and it is providing two collector’s edition knives for the auction. The knives will not be available anywhere else and were made especially for the event, with all proceeds going towards to the Cancer association, according to Lowe. Case has also donated other knives and merchandise to be auctioned and given away throughout the event.
“We couldn’t do it without them,” said Burchfield.
Hazel’s Hair Styles and Stuff is located across from Wal-Mart at 115 Main Street in Jacksboro. Anyone with questions about the event or those who wish to donate items can contact the Campbell County Cancer Association at 562-2246, or call Jones at 566-5836.