Friends for the Fight began with a desire to help and alleviate some of the burdens of local families who are battling cancer in our region. While cancer research is of great importance, we wanted to raise money that went toward daily, practical needs of families. We desire to help with items like power bills, groceries, mortgage or rent payments, medications and gas for vehicles to make it to appointments and treatments.
Our first event was in the Spring of 2015. We hosted a benefit dinner at Meadowview and raised $3,500 profit. We felt that was pretty good for our first event. The second year, we really built our team of volunteers and clarified our vision. In 2016, we raised $13,000. We were thrilled. In 2017, we set our sights higher. By God's grace, we raised $22,000 from our benefit dinner.
Each year we are growing in our ability to serve local families. The best part of Friends for the Fight is that our entire team consists of volunteers. Not one person is in a paid position, full time nor part-time. We do not operate an office or have any other administrative overhead costs. Apart from the cost of the fundraising dinner, such as venue, entertainment, and other event costs, 100% of what we raise goes to local families.
Together, we partner with local businesses and corporations to ease the pressures of facing cancer. We would love for you to join our efforts in 2018! Friends for the Fight became a registered 501(c)3 organization in August 2017. All gifts and contributions are tax deductible.
Friends for the Fight has an incredible team who make up our Board of Directors. This group of people put not only bring lots of great ideas to the table, but they are willing to do the work to execute the ideas.
President - Chad Roberts
Vice President - Carrie Lewis
Secretary - Robin Vanzant
Treasurer - Brandy Fritzgerald