Thank you from the Madison Hornbuckle Children’s Cancer Foundation

by Oct 15, 2013OPINIONS0 comments

The Madison Hornbuckle Children’s Cancer Foundation Board members would like to thank the many participants that came out to enjoy the Chief’s Challenge. Thanks to your participation we were able to raise $2,267.67.  The Chief’s Challenge is a 1 mile fun run/walk that starts at the Phoenix Theater Parking lot and ends at Immediate Care Clinic.  The EBCI Cherokee Choices programs, in coordination with the Madison Hornbuckle Foundation, organized child and family friendly registration activities prior to the run at the Phoenix Theater parking lot.  We would like to thank the many tribal programs that sponsored an activity including Cherokee Choices, Cherokee Recreation Department, EBCI Qualla Library, Cherokee Police Department, Internal Audit, Tribal IT Department, Finance Division, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Ralph Wright-Murphy from Analenisgi, Commerce Department, The Cherokee Preservation Foundation, and the Phoenix Theater.  We would also like to thank Mr. Shawn Crowe for emceeing the activities as well as the awards ceremony, the Tribal Sanitation Program, Tribal Facilities program, Oconaluftee Job Corps, and Owle Containers for their support of this event.

All 263 registered participants received complimentary goodie bags which included a sling backpack, water bottle, workout DVD, Madison Hornbuckle bracelet, t-shirt, zipper pouch, chapstick, iPad holder, arm exercisers, cooling towels, jump ropes and toothbrushes.  The items contained in the goodie bags are courtesy of Tribal Operation Program, Cherokee Choices, Ryan Alderman Orthodontics, the Health and Medical Division, Emergency Management, Finance Department and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.

The Madison Hornbuckle Children’s Cancer Foundation supports families living in Western North Carolina that have children diagnosed with cancer.  The money donated to the Foundation will help these families maintain their homes and livelihood while they are attending numerous doctors visits and oftentimes not able to maintain a consistent work schedule.