“No matter what is happening in our world, cancer does not stop, and neither do we,” said Joyce Lipe of the Montgomery County Cancer Association. “As long as cancer is here, we are here to fight with you.”
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, board members with the Montgomery County Cancer Association had to cancel this year’s 16th annual Birthday Party and Celebration of Life.
However, work continues throughout the year helping county residents who are battling cancer.
In addition, the group will be honoring cancer survivors virtually in a presentation online after Labor Day.
“The safety of our community of survivors, friends, family, volunteers and teams remains our top priority,” Lipe said. “Since we cannot safely come together to celebrate this year, we are planning a virtual recognition of survivors.”
The electronic presentation will be available on their website at www.mccaweb.com. More information will be available when the presentation is ready for viewing.
Those who annually receive a survivor registration letter from Lipe should receive one in the mail around July 15. Anyone who has survived cancer may register to be included in this year’s presentation by contacting Lipe at 217-532-2373 by Aug. 15.
The organization is also once again offering the purchase of memorial flowers in honor of a cancer survivor or in memory of one who has lost his or her battle to the devastating disease.
See an insert inside today’s edition for an opportunity to purchase a memorial flower or contact Nancy Savage for more information at 217-324-4687. Forms may be returned to her at 110 Quail Lane, Litchfield, IL 62056.
“We want to honor and celebrate the lives of those who have fought cancer and won, and remember those who have lost their battle,” Lipe said.