The Monroe County Cancer Supporters (MCCS) received two donations on Friday morning, November 1 at The Paris National Bank from two area organizations. Present to receive the donations on behalf of the MCCS was President Gary Yager and Treasurer Annette Bell.
The first donation was presented by the Paris Youth Football Team. The proceeds were raised after the team hosted a Pink-out T-shirt fundraiser. Amanda Lehenbauer explained, “The idea was Ashley Davis’. We had one week to organize the fundraiser and were really excited to see so many people support this cause.” The youth football team was able to sell 200 t-shirts in one week’s time.
Next, three young men ages 11, 12 and 14 made a donation from The Cowboy Church, of Paris. Jayden MacKinder, Micah MacKinder and Robert Conboy all volunteered their time doing extra chores and mowing to raise a total of $350 to be donated to the organization. Jayden stated, “We earned money by mowing the church and doing odd jobs. Pastor Steve Miler suggested we make a donation to the Monroe County Cancer Supporters.” Although each admitted they didn’t know anyone personally who the MCCS had helped, they were all happy to give.
Yager explained to each of them, stating, “Thank you for your donation and hard work to help. Your donation will help the Monroe County Cancer Supporters help many.”
The MCCS is organized to help Monroe County cancer patients and their families. MCCS is a non-profit organization established in December 2009, specifically for the charitable purpose of aiding Monroe County cancer patients.
MCCS raises money through fundraisers, donations and memorials and distributes funds to cancer patients. The group also coordinates non-monetary support. All of the resources collected or coordinated by this group stay in Monroe County. The only requirement for receiving help from MCCS is that the recipient be a Monroe County resident diagnosed with cancer.