Cures for the Colors Gala Was A Success

Cures for the Colors Gala Was A Success

Southeastern Cancer Care’s Cures for the Colors Gala and Reverse Raffle raised over $31,000 to help people battling cancer in Eastern North Carolina.

Southeastern Cancer Care held its first-ever Cures for the Colors Gala and Reverse Raffle on Saturday, April 15th at the Maxwell Center. Over 225 people came together to raise awareness and support for people in the community who are battling cancer. Attendees enjoyed a delicious 3-course meal from Funky Fresh, a photobooth, and a 50/50 raffle. Lyndon Johnson was the winner of the 50/50 raffle. Kelly Barber and Katie Dickens held the two final reverse raffle tickets, and decided to split the pot, taking home $600 each. The event raised over $31,000 to assist patients battling cancer with basic living essentials.

Emma Barnes, Community Development Coordinator with Southeastern Cancer Care, said, “I was blown away by the support from the community for this event. It was so fun to see friends, family, and those in our community come together to show their support for people who are fighting a cancer diagnosis. It was a fun night full of many great memories for those in Wayne County.”

Southeastern Cancer Care (SCC) was founded in 2011 by the Southeastern Medical Oncology Center doctors. They saw firsthand the need to support cancer patients financially as they battled their cancer diagnosis. SCC raises funds so that patients do not have to choose between treatment and basic living essentials. Southeastern Cancer Care is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing gas gift cards and grocery gift cards, as well as, helping with utility bills and oncology prescriptions. SCC is proud to say that 100% of the funds raised go directly into the pockets of cancer patients and their families. Southea