Final Totals Announced For Lem Rhodes Cancer Foundation Fundraising

Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner and John Goldsmith, Jennifer Lappe, Patti Brooks, and Bart Caldieraro of the Lem Rhodes Cancer Foundation at the LRCF Celebration of Life Festival
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When the new fundraising committee for the Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation (LRCF) formed this past spring, they set a goal of $20,000. Ten teams spent the summer hosting cookouts, trivia nights, bowling tournaments, car washes, and even an art night to raise dollars and awareness for the LRCF, a not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance to local cancer patients. The fundraising campaign culminated in the Celebration of Life Festival on September 13. The goal of $20,000 was easily surpassed.

Jennifer Lappe, chairperson of the LRCF fundraising committee, recently announced that the teams generated $34,706.70. Organizers were thrilled considering fundraising didn’t officially begin until May. The committee has designated $3,000 to be donated to Washington University’s Siteman Cancer Research Center. The remaining funds will assist the foundation’s goal to provide a helping hand to Bond County residents who are battling cancer. Bart Caldieraro, LRCF Board Chairman, expressed his gratitude to the dozens of volunteers who held fundraisers this year. Team Marti, a family team formed in honor of the late Dave Marti, was the top moneymaker—raising over $6,000.

Anyone interested in forming a team for the Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation may contact Gina Lewis at (618) 410-6014 or Kelli Lahr at (217) 313-7202.