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Survivors continue to promote cancer awareness

Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Peggy Mothershead has been raising money for the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life for 16 years. She was doing this many years before she herself was diagnosed with cancer. She never thought she would have cancer, but as she said, it can happen to anyone.cancerprogram

So once again, Mothershead hosted a Cancer Awareness Program at the Art of Coffee on July 24. Though the weather was bad, many survivors and supporters gathered to learn and share about the dreaded disease.

Mothershead holds this program in conjunction with the Longaberger Co. promotion of a specially weaved basket called the Horizon of Hope. For every sale of each Horizon of Hope product purchased, the Longaberger Company donates $2.00 to the American Cancer Society. In addition, $.50 will be donated by the Longaberger Co. for each Horizon of Hope travel cup purchased. Along with the company’s $2.00 promotion, Mothershead donates an additional $3.00 to the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life from each Horizon of Hope product purchased and $1.00 for each travel cup that she sells.

In the past 20 years, the Longaberger Co. has donated more than 17 million dollars to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research, education and early detection.

As a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer survivor, this campaign has much meaning for Mothershead. In the past 16 years, she has sold 35+ baskets and pottery during each campaign and has donated over $6,000 to the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life for all types of cancer research.