Ice Cream Social to Raise Money for Patients of Beebe Medical Center’s Tunnell Cancer Center

by Dave on August 12, 2010

Hopkins Dairy on Route 9 between Lewes and Georgetown will raise money to help patients at Tunnell Cancer Center Sunday, August 22, when a portion of the ice cream sales proceeds between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. will go toward the Cancer Patients Special Needs Fund.

The day, called the Ice Cream Social, is being sponsored by the local, grassroots group Sussex County Cancer Survivors Fund. The day’s event will include clowns, face painting, a magician, a petting zoo, hay rides and farm machinery competition.

“This will be the second time that Hopkins Dairy has supported us,” said Bevann Kubala of the Sussex County Cancer Survivors Fund. “We want to thank Burley and Allison for allowing this opportunity to have a great time and raise money for such an important cause.”

The Cancer Patient Special Needs Fund assists individual patients with limited financial resources who need help in covering emergent expenses such as prescriptions or co-pays for medications, medical supplies (i.e. wigs, mastectomy prosthesis), nutrition, essential living expenses, and transportation.

The Sussex County Cancer Survivors’ Fund was founded in October 2008. It is a non-profit, fund-raising organization with proceeds benefiting the Tunnell Cancer Center’s Patient Special Needs Fund. Organizers include: Neal Kubala and his wife Bevann Kubala, Frank Shade, Kenny and Suzette Hopkins, Betty Streett, Jackie Sopa, and George O’Shea. In 2009 it raised $11,000 through its many fundraisers, and 2010 donations are being tabulated.

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