Barb Brown, a lifelong Troy / Canton resident that now resides in Canton, was diagnosed with estrogen positive breast cancer in 2017 and the community is reaching out to lend her a hand.
In a letter sent out to the community, the organizers stated that Brown has been through surgery and radiation, and is extremely sick from the effects of the treatment. Brown is a home-schooling mother of four children, and is described as being kind to others, and involved in her community.
For more than 20 years, Brown has been and remains actively involved in local scouting. She also does other community work such as being a lead volunteer with Operation Military Kids.
As we all know, bills do not stop when you are sick. The organizers are hoping to take some of the worry of medical and travel expenses off of her mind.
A benefit to assist Brown is planned for Sunday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Canton Moose. The cost is a donation at the door, and includes a chicken BBQ dinner.
There will also be a 50/50 raffle and Chinese Auction, with the drawing at 3 p.m. (no need to be present to win).
Anyone wishing to donate items for the benefit can contact Maggi Lewis at (570) 297-3510 to pick up items, or you can drop them off at Thompson Sports and Apparel on Troy Street in Canton.
“Now is our time to reach out and give Barb the support that she needs,” the organizers stated in the letter.
Watch for updates on their Facebook page, Benefit Dinner for Barb Brown.