Crawford: Benefit Organized For Young Mother With Aggressive Breast Cancer

By: Brittany Semadeni Email
By: Brittany Semadeni Email

CRAWFORD (March 14, 2013)--A benefit will be held for Bethani Stanford Saturday, who only a few weeks after giving birth to her first child was told she had an aggressive form of triple negative breast cancer.

According to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, triple negative breast cancer is when the offending tumor is estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative and HER2-negative, making chemotherapy one of, if not the only responsive treatments.

After a year of treatments Bethani thought the cancer was gone until, in January, she was told it came back and was in its fourth stage.

A benefit is planned for Sunday to help offset Bethani’s medical expenses as she works to get better for her husband Justin and their 15-month old daughter Madison Elise.

For $10 a plate, residents will enjoy “Sunday dinner” along with a silent auction, live auction and musical entertainment by Rocky King Band, a traditional country and western swing band.

Meal tickets can be purchased in person or in advance.

The event will be held at the Crawford Community Center at Tonkawa Park from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The silent auction will be held from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Tax-deductible donations can be made to the “Bethani Stanford Fund” at Security Bank of Crawford or by calling (254) 486-0003.

Soft drinks and tea will be provided or residents may bring their own beverages.

To purchase meal tickets in advance call Tim at (254) 420-2940.

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