Silver Lining Cancer Fund celebrates 48 years of operation
The Silver Lining Cancer Fund celebrated their 48th year in a big way in Boardman on Thursday evening.
The Silver Lining Cancer Fund Ladies and Gentleman's Night Out welcomed over 400 attendees to Mr. Anthony's in Boardman to raise funds for people undergoing cancer treatment.
The program assists dozens of Valley cancer patients with certain expenses, while also linking them to support services.
Those undergoing chemotherapy receive $500 dollars every three months as a helping hand. The event raises thousands for the organization to help people affected by cancer.
Patients under radiation receive $200 every 3 months.
This year, they honored the Classic Bakery Owner Paul Rovnak as he's a major supporter of the Silver Lining Cancer fund.
"We help a LOT OF MOTHERS. Especially YOUNG WOMEN THAT ARE SUFFERING FROM BREAST CANCER, OR CERTAIN CANCERS," said Norine Blasko, co-chair of the Silver Lining Cancer Fund. "I KNOW FOR A FACT THEY GO TO THE Hope center AND THEY CAN'T WORK SOMETIMES AFTER THEIR TREATMENT SO THEY HAVE TO GO ON LEAVE AND THEY don't HAVE MONEY TO PAY THEIR utilities OR BUY FOOD OR GROCERIES FOR THEIR FAMILY."
The fund was started by Dr. Lawrence Pass, an oncologist with the Youngstown Hospital Association in Youngstown. Dr. Pass enlisted the help of his fellow doctors, nurses, and other hospital personnel to donate time and money to his cause for cancer patients.
"All of our funds raised are from the charity and goodness of the Valley's heart," Blasko said.
21 News at 5 Anchor Lindsay McCoy once again anchored this year's event.
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