Letter to the Editor

Your view: Fighting cancer

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Sikeston Jaycees raised $16,000 which they donated to the local American Cancer Society office. This money helped purchase new wigs, turbans, prosthesis, mastectomy bras and nutritional supplement for women facing cancer in the Southeast Missouri area. So far the Society has purchased over 90 new wigs, 50 new mastectomy bras, 20 new turbans, 10 new breast prosthesis and 100 cases of Boost with this donation. However, we are continuing to purchase new items as more and more cancer patients are coming to us in need.

Sherry Lambert of Sikeston won the raffle which included the following: First State Bank and Trust, coin set; Accent Shop, $50 gift certificate; Allen Christian, cooler; Anderson Green, Talladega tickets; Andrew and Michelle Boldrey, One pair of Talladega tickets; Attitudes, 6 free cut and styles, 2 manicures; Beauticontrol, beauty products; Bootheel Golf Club, 1 year membership; Buffalo Wild Wings, 3 gift certificates; Calbert's Photography, 11x14 portrait; Canedy Signs, $25 gift certificate; Carnell's Delux Car Wash; Cheers, $25 gift certificate; Contour's Express, 1 year membership; Curves for Women, 6 month membership; Cutting Edge, 2 cut and styles; Danny's Place, $25 gift certificate; DJ's Shoes-Breast Cancer purse, bracelet, and sunglasses; ESI-Blue tooth headset, Car charger, Carrying case; Eastman Decorating, $50 gift certificate; Feeders Supply, Montana Silver Necklace; Heartland Home Medical, Heart monitor; Helen's Florist, Willow Tree figurine; Heppe's Photography, 16x20 portrait; Houchins, 2 dozen mixed donuts; King's Jewelry, Silver Bracelet; Lincoln Lacy, Oil Change; Linda's Western Wear, Pink purse; Madgie's, hair care products; McClain's Kwick Shop, Oil Change; MO Delta, bracelet; Montgomery Bank, $50 savings bond; Paul's Christian Book Store, $20 gift certificate; Purs'n'ality, $20 gift certificate; Sabona, 4 bracelets; Sam's Fine Jewelry, Necklace; Sassy Sooz's, assorted basket; Sikeston Country Club, 2 weekday greens, and carts; Southern Rod and Gun, $25 gift certificate; Susie's Bake Shop, $25 gift certificate; YMCA, adult membership.

As a representative for the American Cancer Society, I could not be more appreciative of the Sikeston Jaycees for this amazing donation. We would also like to sincerely thank everyone above for their part in helping raise the $16,000. Last but not least, I would like to personally thank everyone who purchase a raffle ticket, t-shirt or other item, and all of those who wore pink on Wednesday night in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. If that night reminded just one woman that she needed to get a mammogram, then we did our job. If you are a cancer patient in need of assistance please call me at 471-1823 and I'll be happy to help in any way possible.

Marcie Lawson