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Youth to host 9th annual Kearney Tackles Cancer barbecue

Release Date: Aug. 3, 2017

KEARNEY - Members of the Kearney Tackles Cancer Committee will host its ninth annual Kearney Tackles Cancer Barbeque scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at Kearney High School.

The event will include a silent auction, raffle and meal. Free will donation will be accepted. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the event.

The 2017 Kearney Tackles Cancer T-shirts will be sold during the barbeque for $15 each. Long sleeve t-shirts for $20 will also be available to order. Community members are encouraged to wear their KTC apparel to the Kearney High football game on October 6 and Kearney Catholic game to be announced.

Kearney Tackles Cancer is a youth-led group, made up of students from Kearney High School and Kearney Catholic High School, and adult sponsors from Kearney Public Schools and CHI Health Good Samaritan Cancer Center. All money raised during the Kearney Tackles Cancer campaign will go directly to local cancer patients to assist with the purchase of medication, travel, food and other expenses. In the past eight years of fundraising, the Kearney Tackles Cancer campaign has totaled more than $250,000, making a significant impact on local patients and families.

“With a passion to serve others and make a difference in the community, these students are thrilled to begin another year of fundraising for our fellow community members struggling with cancer,” says Dana Welsh, RN at CHI Health Good Samaritan Cancer Center and adult sponsor of the Kearney Tackles Cancer organization. “We appreciate the support of the Kearney area and we look forward to seeing the community support us again this year.”

For more information about the Kearney Tackles Cancer campaign, contact Dana Welsh at (308) 865-7886 or (308)440-9711.