Cumberland County fathers and their daughters raised funds to help care for people battling cancer while dancing the night away at the 2nd annual Daddy Daughter Dance on March 25, at the Greenup Municipal Building.
Dance organizers recently donated $1,525 to the Sarah Bush Lincoln Regional Cancer Center, more than doubling the amount raised during the dance last year. The event was originally organized in support of Greenup resident Stacey Carl, who was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2015. Residents of his hometown decided to help him fulfill a wish on his bucket list when he declined a personal fundraiser.
Overwhelmed by the tremendous turnout that first year, dance organizers decided to make it an annual event. “We’ve all been touched by cancer in someway, whether it’s a family member, or someone from the community, or the work place. It is nice to be able to give back in any way to help ease their journey,” dance co-coordinator Megan Nelson said. In 2016, the event generated $1,000 for the SBL Regional Cancer Center, including $700 raised the night of the dance. Carl, who was recently elected mayor of Greenup, was touched to be able to donate the funds to help others.
Dance organizers extend a special thank you to the following organizations and individuals that made the dance possible: Christ the King Altar & Rosary Society; Presbyterian Church; Methodist Church; Jewett Community Church; Toledo Christian Church; Melissa Jordan Photography; Greenup Masonic Lodge #125; Greenup Chamber of Commerce; Casey’s General Store; First Neighbor Bank; Sally Phipps; Patty and Brad Wilson; Trista Green-Cisney; Sara and Marcus Millsap; Megan Nelson; Jennifer and Bryce Fitch; Lauren and Roy Clapp; Jenny Rakoczy Finley; Joan Willenborg; Andrea Buchanan; Melissa Dawn; Connie Harris and family; Lisa Huffman Cole; Colin Cole and family; Evapco, Inc.; Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers; Max McCullough, sponsor of Cool Tunes DJ Services; and Lake Land College.
A special thanks is also extended to the many volunteers who helped make the evening possible, including: Hannah Wilson, Hunter Scales, Haley and Lafe James, Jenny Hauck Lewis, Denise and Tori Pitcher, Elizabeth Pitcher, Patti Corder, Andrea Buchanan, Michelle Peters, Trista Green-Cisney and Lora Sutherland.
Pictured presenting the donation to SBL Foundation event coordinator Kim Lockart (far left) are: Sara Millsap, Hannah Wilson, Megan Nelson, Patty Wilson, Father Augustine Koomson, Jenny Lewis and Andrea Buchanan.