Strong Community Support for Yard Sale Benefits Cancer Patients

The Caring Friends Fund received an outpouring of support Saturday for their yard sale fundraiser, exceeding expectations and wowing event representatives.

The yard sale was held from 8am-3pm last Saturday at the San Juan Cancer Center and raised over $2,700 for the Caring Friends Fund (CFF). The yard sale exceeded expectations, having originally set a target of $1,000.

The event was supported by people who volunteered, donated, baked and purchased goods. “We want to thank the community for going over and above with their donations,” said Lisa Hase, who organized the fundraiser. After expressing gratitude to San Juan Cancer Center employees for their support, Lisa thanked Dale & Judy Tooken, Janet Mcrae, and Sandra Emerson for helping the event to become a success.

On Monday, Lisa presented the event proceed check to Francie Smiles, who oversees the CFF. Francie was appreciative and wowed by the community’s level of compassion for helping cancer patients.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will enable the CFF to directly help the lives of multiple cancer patients, who benefit based on their needs. The fund helps patients by providing funding for gas cards, hotel night stays, food, experimental medicine not covered by insurance, and more.

Over $500 of the proceeds were raised by the event’s bake sale, which included everything from pies to baklava. Lisa said that next year’s event will have a goal of $4,000 to support an even greater number of cancer patients.

For more information, contact Leann Tobin at (970) 240-7344.