By Cameron Crane
Chilling out with your community and your friends for a real cool cause!
Is it cool enough for you? Lawrence Memorial Hospital will host the second annual Arctic Blast February 1st at 6 pm at Abe & Jake’s Landing, featuring delicious food and fun, unique entertainment. The Arctic Blast benefits the LMH Catch a Break program, an outreach program providing cancer patients and survivors with financial assistance for everyday items such as bills, medication, food or clothing.
The event has an “Arctic Blast” theme, and all guests are encouraged to come to the event in their casual ski lodge gear. The party will be held indoors at Abe & Jake’s Landing. Guests are free to roam around the beautiful venue and enjoy super-cool music and other unique entertainment, including Strong Woman Mama Lou, Tricks of Light fire jugglers, and the Genuine Imitation singing group. A silent auction featuring a variety of exciting items will complete the event.
Catch a Break was founded in 2007 by cancer survivor, Cindy Sargent, who has reinforced the principle that giving back to people and the community can be a blast.
“Catch a Break was extremely helpful as I started cancer treatment," says recipient of Catch a Break, Cassie Peters. "The assistance helped me focus on taking care of myself and relieved some of the stress related to my diagnosis” says recipient of Catch a Break, Cassie Peters.
In addition to health and longevity concerns, the cancer diagnosis brings a multitude of financial burdens to patients. While other charities cast their attention to the worthy efforts of prevention, screening, treatment or research, Catch a Break focuses on the survivor by extending a hand to those who may have lost their jobs, drained their savings or were forced to choose between buying cancer medication or providing a meal for their family. Anyone who is currently undergoing or who has undergone cancer treatment may apply for assistance.
“Catch a Break is an incredibly important program for cancer patients and their families," says LMH Chief Development Officer, Kathy Clausing-Willis. "Being diagnosed with cancer is challenging, and LMH Endowment Association is very proud to support this unique mission of extended care outside of the treatment room.”
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association assumed administration of Catch a Break in 2010 and since doing so, it has provided assistance to more than 200 families.
To purchase a ticket, volunteer for Arctic Blast or to find out more about Catch a Break, contact LMH Endowment Association at (785) 505-3318 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also purchase tickets online at http://www.lmhendowment.org/events/arctic-blast-0 or in person at Mario’s Closet at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Tickets are $80 per person.