Friday, September 16, 2022, 11:00 AM
The Lower Niagara Community Survivors group will host “RockOut Cancer” to raise money for those battling cancer. This year’s fundraiser begins with the 7 p.m. pre-party, at Lewiston Stone House on Center Street. Special guests include the Summer of ’69 with Gary Baker, and Monsignor David Lipama, formerly of St Peter RC Church.
“This is just a $10 donation that goes directly to the Cancer Action Fund,” said organizer Emre Simon.
“RockOut Cancer” takes place from noon to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, also at the Stone House.
“We have live music and food and eggplant from Casa Antica, pasta from Gallo and chicken from The Brickyard,” he said. “It’s $25, we feed you, we have music all day. There will be a lottery on a basket.”
Unlike organizations and individuals that raise money for cancer awareness, research, and treatment, the Survivors of the Lower Niagara community look to help individuals meet daily needs.
Simon said, “We continue to help people with cancer at additional costs. We give them TOP food cards; we give them money so they can pay their life bills, I’m calling them.”
“Paying your medical bill is not going to stop you from getting fired. You need to make sure you pay off your mortgage, make sure your insurance is paid, your utilities are paid, and obviously you need to eat. So, this is where we offer our special food cards. with Top.”
Over the past year, Simon said, “We’ve kept two people in their homes — who evicted them from their homes, because they couldn’t pay their mortgage.” “This is a huge thing. (Help us) someone else didn’t eat, because he didn’t have the money to buy food, because the bill collectors had him. … So, they were doing what they thought was right – paying their medical bills – but now they’re not eating.”
Committee members posted on Facebook, “It’s hard to imagine a better cause. 100% of the cost of your ticket benefits cancer patients in our community, helping them pay rent, buy groceries, and survive the moment they need our help the most, when they need our help.” They are at their most vulnerable, at the most terrifying time of their lives. …
“3 great teams. end of summer. In common with some of the coolest vibes in Niagara County.”
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/communitysurvivors/.
Sevenson Environmental Services provided funds for Friday’s event, while Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Tops Friendly Markets sponsor Sunday’s festivities.
The mission statement of the Lower Niagara Community Survivors is to “provide the training, resources, and platform necessary to enable survivors to provide support to their neighbors who are currently battling cancer; provide financial assistance to those currently battling cancer to help cover daily activities that may be neglected when attempting recovery.”
The group stated, “We are proud to support members of our community. We help with essential chores like snow removal, gardening, car maintenance, and house cleaning so our neighbors can focus on recovery.”
“We rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to lend a helping hand by donating their services, volunteering their time, or making charitable donations.”
For more information visit www.facebook.com/communitysurvivors.