Area residents pledged $5,700 dollars to help the Sandhillls Cancer Fund during the KVSH Comment program this morning. Berniece Rhoades, representing the Sandhills Cancer Fund Board, appeared on the program to present information about the fund which helps local people in the 10 county area in their fight against cancer. This fund is set up to help with expenses incurred by patients not covered by traditional insurance. There is a short application process to receive these grants.
The Sandhills Cancer Fund was unable to hold their annual fund raising event last fall due to the pandemic, yet they still granted over $39,000 to area residents in 2020. Since its inception in 2009, the fund has granted almost $270,000 to individuals undergoing cancer treatments.
During today’s radio program many businesses, ranches, individuals and others pledged anywhere from $50 to $500 to help the fund.
The handcrafted barn, by Swede Lolley of White River, was purchased last year at auction by Security First Bank in Valentine. Security First has donated the barn back to the Sandhills Cancer Fund to continue to be used as a fund raiser. It is on display at the bank lobby and will feature miniature bulls, in honor of Bull Bash
Anyone who would still like to make a tax deductible donation to the Sandhills Cancer Fund, can drop them off at KVSH Radio, Union Bank or Security First Bank. You may also contact Berniece Rhodes at 402 322 1350 for more information.