Dance to aid We Care Cancer Support
BULLHEAD CITY — For those who love to have fun, while supporting a worthwhile cause, the Fall Fling Dance might just be the place to do both.
The event is planned for Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Gallery Room of the Colorado Belle, and includes live music provided by the ClassAct Band, featuring Grace Black.
“Basically it’s a dance with live entertainment by the ClassAct Band and all the proceeds are going to We Care Cancer Support Inc.,” Black said. “We’ll have a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, a dance floor, hors d’oeuvres, and a no-host bar. It’s just kind of a night-out cocktail party with the proceeds going to We Care.”
The event is open to the public and tickets are $30 each.
“Tickets are available at We Care, or they can call me and we’ll deliver tickets to people, whatever needs to be done, we’ll do that. People can call me at 928-542-0525 and I will either bring them tickets or I have more information.”
We Care Cancer Support Inc., is a nonprofit resource center operated solely with volunteers and dedicated to helping people with cancer, facing the fight of their lives. It is particularly focused on helping children with cancer.
Since 2004, the organization has offered services and programs, including a gasoline assistance program, and assistance with co-pays for prescriptions and doctor visits. The group also supplies items people with cancer may need to maintain quality of life during treatment, such as wigs and head coverings, at no cost to them or their families.
“Money raised at this event will go into our fund that helps children with cancer with travel expenses,” said Karen Morris, We Care spokesperson. “If a child has cancer, they need specialized centers. Parents need to take their child to an area where they specialize in childhood cancer and that’s generally out of our area, so we provide help with whatever travel needs they have.
“We access everybody as needed and it depends on their need, because obviously they’re going to be in either Vegas or Phoenix, or elsewhere, so gas, to food, to lodging, we help with that. It’s basically what we’ve been doing.”
Childhood cancer awareness is one of the organization’s main goals because only 4 percent of every dollar donated to cancer research is used for childhood cancer. We Care Cancer Support is maintained solely through fundraisers and donations and not subsidized or affiliated with other groups or organizations.
“We Care Cancer Support Inc., is just that, we care about and focus on those with cancer in our communities as we join hands to fight for one another,” its mission statement reads. “It’s not just a cause, it’s our mission until we find a cure.”
Recognizing that the struggle can be taxing for all income levels, We Care offers assistance community wide.
“Some people think, ‘I don’t need help because I work,’ or ‘I don’t need help’ because of whatever, they just need to call us to see if we can help them out in some way,” Morris said.
The office is at 1225 Hancock Road, Suite 202. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. The phone number is 928-299-5022.