The Cowboys Against Cancer Memory Wall is a commemoration of our loved ones who, sadly, did not win the fight against cancer. This “scrapbook” is not only a remembrance of these dear ones, but also a celebration of the lives they lived and how we, their family and friends, were touched by them. For more information about our memory wall please click here
Cowboys Against Cancer is a 100% Volunteer Organization that raises funds through our Annual Benefit for disbursement to Sweetwater County residents diagnosed with cancer.
Welcome to the Dream . . .
Merry Christmas from the volunteers of Cowboys Against Cancer. Since our November 2018 Benefit and Banquet, Cowboys Against Cancer has given over $50,000 in grants to help cancer patients in Sweetwater County, many being delivered this coming week. Those grants are only made possible by the generous support of our community, the sponsors, grant underwriters, and donors who contribute to Cowboys Against Cancer. Thank you. Cowboys Against Cancer's volunteers, including Al Harris, our host, Veldon Kraft, our auctioneer, Chef Michael Nook, and our chefs team, all share a dream that we adopted from Margaret Parry, our President and Founder. It's a dream that embodies the Christmas spirit of helping others. On behalf of everyone who volunteers their time and effort to Cowboys Against Cancer, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.Posted by Cowboys Against Cancer on Tuesday, December 25, 2018
This is the 25th year Cowboys Against Cancer® has been striving to assist friends in Sweetwater County to help defray expenses in order to receive the treatment they need in fighting cancer. And each year as my own anniversary date approaches reminding me that I am cancer-free, I count my blessings and many friends who helped me through those challenging days. The day never arrives without the accompanying tears that well up in my eyes as I recall the despair and anxiety upon hearing those words, “You have cancer.”
But that initial message of despair was rapidly overcome by the rush of memories of those who immediately came to my rescue- as we have striven to do for so many here in Sweetwater County- in stepping forward to offer an ear to listen, a shoulder to lean on, and the prayers of all who will not diminish their efforts in this ongoing goal of learning that one is cancer-free or that giant steps are being taken to eradicate this disease.
Each year as we invite our cancer survivors to the stage to be recognized during the Benefit and Banquet, we marvel at not only the increased numbers in attendance, but also at the positive, forceful determination they exhibit in letting us know that we are winning the battle.
Nor do we forget the many who are no longer among us, but whose memories live on in adding the impetus we need when going gets rough and the road ahead seems never-ending. How blessed we are to be able to celebrate the lives of those who set their examples for us by their courage and determination and by the many who assemble each year at the annual benefit to remind us, We CAN make a difference. Thank you – each and every one of you- for being a part of this effort!
Margaret Parry, President and Founder