Veteran Relay For Life squad holds key fundraiser at Lions Den
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Julia Lavers and Bev Fenton, two members of the Cluckers' Relay For Life team, were selling lightly used purses and wallets Saturday morning during their annual breakfast fundraiser at the Amherst Lions Den.
AMHERST-While the Relay For Life isn’t until June, it’s never too early to fundraise for it, something that the veteran Cluckers squad is well aware of. This past Saturday, they held their annual Relay For Life breakfast at the Lions Den.
“We’ve been doing this (Relay For Life) for at least the past five years,” said Cluckers team member Bev Fenton. “Our team captain (Janice Wolchuk) has been affected by cancer. We have a couple team members who are cancer survivors.”
“We’ve all been touched by cancer in one way or another,” said Fenton.
While the Cluckers’ breakfast is their main fundraiser, it is not their only one.
“We usually do two to three fundraisers, as well as some basket draws, throughout the year,” said Julia Lavers. “We also do bake sales and yard sales. The breakfast is our main fundraiser. We have a lot of community support, like the Lions.”
While cancer is a serious issue, the Cluckers have fun while raising awareness.
“We try to have a different theme each year,” said Lavers. “Last year, we were the Gypsy Chicks. We wore chicken costumes and laid eggs with such messages as ‘Hatch a cure for cancer’ inside. We support a good cause while having fun.”
In addition to breakfast, which consisted of toast, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage, eggs, coffee, tea and juice, the Cluckers sold lightly used purses and wallets.
All proceeds benefited the Cluckers’ Relay For Life fundraising efforts. Other Cluckers’ team members include, but are not limited to, Christina Bourque, Heather Brown, Chrissy Catonguay, Susan Hicks and Branka Terrio.