On September 26, Mesothelioma Awareness Day, my family and I held a fundraising booth at our hometown festival in Dunbar, PA. Everyone helped in some way either by donating an item, setting up, working the event, or all of the above! We are so grateful for the generosity of our family, friends, and community who helped to make this event a success.
The weather was beautiful, the company warm, and the patrons ready to purchase tickets for baskets, t-shirts, and the “Mystery Prize!” Many people greeted us with stories about Dad and condolences about our great loss. We heard from people who had worked with my father or just knew him from seeing him around town.
A fundraiser to benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation was a wonderful way to honor the memory of my father, help others, and to reconnect with friends who care deeply for my family.
Dad loved doing fundraisers before he lost his battle to this terrible disease, and we are proud to carry on the tradition, just as he would have liked. The light from his smile is missing, but the strength of his heart remains.