CAN Cancer Update

CAN Cancer Update

CAN Cancer of Harney County has had a busy couple of months, thanks to the great support of the community! More than $3,200 has been raised to help local cancer patients with travel and lodging costs during treatment.

CAN Cancer Year-End Fundraiser

In support of cancer awareness, Harney District Hospital Nurse Dawn Marten volunteered to shave her head and Nurse Sam Palmer to wax his chest at the end of a month-long fundraising campaign for CAN Cancer. Throughout the month of December, the community was encouraged to place contributions in purple donation cans at local salons: Vintage Beauty, Vanilla Sky, Studio 20, and Beauty on Broadway. The location that raised the most money, Vintage Beauty, got to perform the head shaving. “Waxing tickets” were also sold and a drawing was held to decide who was going to wax Sam! This creative fundraiser boosted end-of-the-year donations to nearly $2,700 and showcased the willingness of the community to support this great cause.

Allison Strain, owner of Vintage Beauty, got to perform the honors of shaving Nurse Dawn Marten's head in support of cancer awareness.

Allison Strain, owner of Vintage Beauty, got to perform the honors of shaving Nurse Dawn Marten’s head in support of cancer awareness.

Sip for the Cure

The annual “Sip for the Cure” Tea Party, a fundraiser for CAN Cancer of Harney County, was held Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Harney County Chamber of Commerce in Burns. Eighty-one people attended the event, raising more than $500. This year’s theme was “All Cancer Awareness,” and the décor featured a rainbow of colors representing and calling attention to various types of cancer. Attendees were encouraged to dress in the color representing the type of cancer that has affected them or their loved ones, and to share who they were attending in memory or honor of by placing an awareness ribbon on the wall.

Three students from the leadership class at Hines Middle School volunteered to serve the tea and refreshments at Sip for the Cure.

Three students from the leadership class at Hines Middle School volunteered to serve the tea and refreshments at Sip for the Cure.

Coming up!

Join us for a night of remembrance, hope and celebration at the CAN Cancer Silent Auction & Benefit Dinner, Saturday, March 11, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Burns Elks Lodge. Dinner (pulled-pork sandwiches) is $10; kids under 5 eat free! Silent auction items include local business gift certificates, local art, gift baskets and cancer awareness-related items.

Donate

Even if you can’t make it to an event, you can still donate to CAN Cancer anytime! Click here to donate online, or send a check to CAN Cancer of Harney County, c/o Harney District Hospital, 557 W. Washington, Burns, OR 97720.

For more information about CAN Cancer, visit https://www.harneydh.com/ways-to-give/can-cancer-of-harney-county/

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