The kickoff event for the 2016 fundraising efforts of the Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation was Saturday morning at the Greenville First Christian Church.
Supporters of LRCF gathered for a free breakfast and program.
The LRCF Celebration of Life Festival, which culminates the year of fundraising, will be held Saturday, September 24th from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the American Farm Heritage Museum. This year’s theme will be “You’ve Got a Friend.” The goal for the year of fundraising is $55,000.
Click below to hear John Goldsmith, chairman of the fundraising committee, talk about the foundation, this year’s theme and the goal:
It was also announced that a new fundraising event, known as Bling Out Bra, will be held from June through the Celebration Of Life Event in September.
It is a competition for the best decorated bra. There will be an entry fee and persons will be able to vote at $1 per vote.
Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three places.
More information will be forthcoming.
Other upcoming fundraisers will be a Trivia Night on April 1st, a cookout on the Thrift Shop parking lot on May 6th, and operating a food stand at the Hummingbird Festival in June
At the end of the program, the LRCF choir sang a rendition of “You’ve Got A Friend” with the lyrics changed to emphasize the goal of the foundation to help local cancer patients.
To contact the Lem Rhodes Cancer Foundation call 618-570-7151.