The Tidewater Rotary Club of Easton, Maryland is pleased to report strong success from its first annual Flags for Cancer event. Individual donations and corporate sponsors exceeded the Club’s goals for this first annual event dedicated to raise awareness for cancer, and cancer-survivors, and provide an important and much-needed source of fund-raising for two vital organizations helping people in need in our local community.
“The strong support for this program exceeded our expectations especially considering this is the first year we have held this event,” said Lee Lynch Newcomb, president of the Tidewater Rotary Club. “Individual sponsors purchased flags in honor of friends and loved-ones and our corporate community members got behind us and were very generous with their support of this program. We could never have done it without their assistance.”
In addition to the decorative flags that were on display around our community during the month of November, the Tidewater Rotary Club worked closely with the Easton-based Colors of Cancer organization, and the Mid Shore Community Foundation, to ensure that all funds raised were used locally. The money raised from the Flags for Cancer event were contributed to the Colors of Cancer group and directly benefit:
The Mike Menzies Fund which is a scholarship program assisting individuals who are pursuing a degree related to oncology, cancer research or other cancer-related professions.
The Richard Slaughter Fund which has been designed to help support cancer patients and their families through the Patient in Need Fund at the Regional Cancer Center.
For more information, please contact Lee Newcomb at [email protected] (410-829-4911) or Chuck Lennon at [email protected] (949-510-7831) or visit us www.TidewaterEastonRotary.org. The Club is always looking for people that want to make a difference in the local community to sign-up and become new members.