Cedar Creek residents show huge support for brain cancer patient
Posted by : May 8, 2013| On :
Special to The Monitor
EUSTACE–An estimated 300 to 400 Cedar Creek Lake residents gathered at the Eustace Fire Department for the Angela’s Hope 5K Walk and Festival May 4, in support of Angela Richardson’s fight against brain cancer.
The event began at the Eustace Fire Department, taking a lap along Henderson, Weakes and Oak streets, behind the schools. Approximately 100 people worked the event in some capacity, including vendors.
“Cash and check donations total approximately $2,000, but we still have to collect all of the money from the silent auction,” Angela’s Hope Founder and event organizer Tonya Smith said.
It is hoped that payments from the silent auction will bring in another $1,000. All of the proceeds were given to the family to pay Richardson’s medical bills.
“We had a great day at the Angela’s Hope 5K Walk and Festival. Donations came in, people had lots of fun and most importantly, the Lord was glorified,” Smith said. “Thank you to everyone that made this day possible, and a huge thank you to the Eustace Police Department for all of your help.”
In November 2012, Angela had an MRI to determine if she had possibly had a stroke and revealed a large mass on her brain. She was transported to ETMC Tyler for emergency surgery. The surgery was a success but test results indicated the presence of brain cancer.
In January 2013, Richardson was told her type of cancer is rare but very aggressive and could be a life long battle.
She is not alone in her fight, as evidenced by the outpouring of support shown at Angela’s Hope 5K Walk and Festival.
“This community, and the big, caring hearts of those who came out to walk with Angela will continue to walk with her every step of the way,” Smith said.