The non-profit organization FAITH – “Fighting Cancer” in Montgomery County provides emotional and financial support for cancer patients and their families. It also assists in educational and preventative care programs for Montgomery County residents! Hundreds of people have been assisted every year.
Next on FAITH’s calendar is “Lanakila Lu’au”, which translates to “Victory Feast over Cancer.” The fun fundraiser will be Thursday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Walden Yacht Club. Paige Walford and Karen Lonon volunteered to Chair the celebration again. The “Island Casual” luau, silent auction and live auction are creating great excitement in our community. For sponsorship and ticket information, please e-mail: FAITH.email@example.com.
The luau committee is excited to announce that three prominent Montgomery County citizens have volunteered to be Champions to represent the beneficiaries of the event.
Stephanne Davenport, Montgomery County Treasurer, is the 2015 Champion for the M D Anderson The Woodlands – FAITH Designated Fund. She said, “I am experiencing first-hand the benefits of the work performed by M D Anderson – The Woodlands, and I am honored with the opportunity to be a 2015 Champion for FAITH – “Fighting Cancer” in Montgomery County.”
In her fundraising letter she added, “We live in an amazing community! Because of your support, FAITH will assist residents with services that range from preventative education and screening to assisting families suffering emotional or financial crisis during their fight against cancer. Please consider a donation of any amount.”
Stephanne’s letter stressed that 100% of your contribution goes to M D Anderson – The Woodlands “FAITH Designated Fund”, 100% of your contribution will benefit Montgomery County residents, and 100% of your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
She continues to thank everyone for making Montgomery County a community which reflects compassion, caring and concern.
Judy Duncan, retired Montgomery ISD English Teacher, is the Champion for Lone Star Family Health Center. She said, “Many of you have been personally impacted by the effects of cancer or other life-altering diseases. In 2009, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and extensive radiation. My story is one of recovery, and today I am cancer free—but other friends and loved ones have not been as fortunate.”
“I was recently asked by FAITH – “Fighting Cancer” in Montgomery County to be a Champion to raise monies to purchase a mammogram machine for Lone Star Family Health Center—and I was honored to accept. Providing Lone Star with their own mammogram machine will benefit many women and men who have something suspicious—or for preventative screenings before the need arises,” she continued.
Many people currently wait up to three months for the use of a mobile mammogram machine; this often creates fear, missed appointments, and/or delayed treatment. Cancer survivors know how critical time can be. It is Judy’s sincere hope that more Montgomery County residents have access to this life-saving test so she asks you to help others and to please consider donating in any amount.
She stressed that 100% of every dollar donated will be used for Lone Star’s mammogram equipment fund, benefit residents of Montgomery County, and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Spider Mohle of Bentwater is FAITH’s Champion for Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital’s Cancer Fund. He stated, “Throughout my life, I have been blessed with career accomplishments and leadership roles in organizations, including Montgomery County Performing Arts Society and Conroe Symphony. I am a member of several clubs associated with my alma mater, Texas A&M University, including Texas A&M Letterman’s Association. While I am proud of my achievements, nothing makes me feel a sense of accomplishment as much as holding the title “Cancer Survivor.”
In 1998, Spider was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Thanks to the treatments made available at Houston Methodist Hospital, he beat this disease and remains cancer-free today. That same year, his wife Norma won her battle against breast cancer, but she was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2006 and passed away three months later.
Spider added, “Cancer has had a huge impact on my family. That is why I am proud to help FAITH. This amazing non-profit organization asked me to participate in a letter-writing campaign to raise money for the new Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital’s Cancer Fund. This will help with educational and preventative screening care—plus provide emotional and financial support for Montgomery County residents.”
He assumes cancer has affected everyone or someone they know. He noted that 100% of all contributions go to Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital’s Cancer Fund, benefit people in Montgomery County, and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
FAITH “Fighting Cancer” in Montgomery County is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, which is run entirely by volunteers. Most of them have dealt with cancer either personally or with close family members and friends. The dedicated volunteers realize that not only the patient but also the entire family can go through traumatic changes–and assistance may be hard to find.
For more information, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations may be made to FAITH – “Fighting Cancer” in Montgomery County at P.O. Box 445, Conroe, Texas 77305.