Easter egg fundraiser yields halo effect
With Easter only weeks away, members of Cameron's Angels Relay for Life team hope to fill residents' baskets once again with homemade eggs as a fundraiser.
Stacey Porterfield of Bear Rocks and friends and family have been active in Relay for Life for the past six years. The team is named for Porterfield's son Cameron, 12, who was diagnosed with Wilms' tumor or nephroblastoma, a cancer that affects children.
“We are celebrating his 10th year in remission,” she said.
Porterfield said she started to offer the eggs as a fundraiser after she tried making them with a friend.
“Every year that we have done this, we have doubled our orders,” Porterfield said of the 4-ounce eggs that come in peanut butter and caramel. “We have some new members this year, so we hope that egg orders double again.”
Porterfield and her team will make the eggs and also offer delivery for those who place an order.
“Last year, a lot of people met us halfway,” Porterfield said. “It was nice because some people even gave us extra money as a donation.”
Cameron's Angels raised more than $7,000 last year, and to date, has raised a total exceeding $28,000.
“As Cameron approaches his 10-year remission, we decided to set a high goal in honor of his remission,” Porterfield said. “We set our goal for $10,000 to raise as a team.”
Porterfield and her team plan to host a “Night at the Races” in April; proceeds will go toward the team's total.
“We are really excited about the ‘Night at the Races,' ” Porterfield said. “That is something new for us, and it could be a big fundraiser.”
A few elementary schools in the area are pitching in to help Cameron's Angels reach its goal.
“We started an annual fund called “Coins for Cancer,” to get the younger generation involved,” Porterfield said. “The schools that are helping us this year are Clifford N. Pritts and Donegal Elementary. We'd really like to thank them for their help and also a big thank-you to Springfield Elementary who has helped us in the past.”
Cameron's Angels will take egg orders through March 10. The homemade eggs will be available right before Easter.
The team is looking forward to another fun time at the Mt. Pleasant Relay for Life, set for July 20-21 at the Regional Family YMCA in East Huntingdon.
“I like to do the Relay every year because it's a way for me to help kids like me who have cancer,” Cameron Porterfield said.
Eggs are $2.25 each. Orders can be placed by calling 724-547-6317 or 724-640-2836.
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