Remember last February 8 when the Bras For the Cause was the social event of the year and the most fun had as most of us had with our clothes on? Well, that event culminated Saturday night, Tough Enough to Wear Pink night, with the presentation of two checks from the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Committee, headed by Debbie Holmelin raised about $120,000 that night and presented a check for $115,000 to the Pink Healers Foundation doing business at Methodist San Jacinto Hospital.
The Tough Enough to Wear Pink Committee of the Crosby Fair & Rodeo also presented a check for $10,000 to the American Cancer Society as will be seen on page 10.
On hand right here in the Rockin C Arena last Saturday were Denise Martinez for Pink Heals and Kylie Vincent for the American Cencer Society.
Martinez said fighting back tears as she exited the presentation, If someone would have told me 4 years ago (when 1 patient, seeking ways to pay her bills while paying for and receiving cancer treatment, and 1 small fundraiser inspired the idea to start a patient assistance fund) that I would be receiving a check for $115,000 I probably would have laughed. I never imagined that this moment would come true. It is such an honor to lead a cancer program that is so in touch with the community that it serves. And for the Crosby community, there are not enough words to express the gratitude for their commitment and support. I am humbled to see the outpouring of support that is shown for the cancer survivors.
Her efforts are to provide for a patients living expenses as a patient pays for cancer treatment. The American Cancer Society helps fund research and contributes to finding a cure for cancer.