MSU Hoop Stars to Help Cancer Society as Waiters
By WestKyStar Staff
MURRAY, KY - Murray and Calloway County have many celebrities who serve in a variety of roles to better the local community. To support the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life of Murray-Calloway County, these celebs, including Murray State University basketball stars Isaiah Canaan and Ed Daniel, will be serving in a unique way – as waiters.
On Thursday, Aug. 23, in the Curris Center Ballroom, local celebrity waiters such as Chuck Wynn, Tab Brockman, Pat Latimer, Melissa Wynn and Tony Ryan will serve their patrons a dinner of prime rib, baked potato, salad, roll, pecan pie or cheesecake dessert and drink. Tickets are $50 per table seat. Doors open at 6:30 pm and a silent auction will also be held.
Tickets to sit at Canaan’s or Daniel’s tables are currently available for a donation bid with seats going to the highest donation bid. Those interested for a seat at their tables can go on Facebook to the Relay For Life of Murray-Calloway County page or call 270-444-0384.
The bidding will close at noon Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Proceeds from the celebrity waiter event will go to the Relay For Life of Murray-Calloway County and the American Cancer Society to ensure that cancer patients are provided essential programs and services to help save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
The American Cancer Society provided more than 54,000 services to Kentucky patients in 2011 from donated dollars, including:
• Answering nearly 8,000 calls to the National Cancer Information Center to provide answers or connect patients or caregivers to local support and assistance;
• Providing free lodging at Hope Lodge facilities in Nashville, Lexington and Memphis for patients undergoing treatment away from home;
• Providing more than 1,300 patients with transportation assistance including Road To Recovery trips to and from treatment visits; and
• Helping fund 11 research grants totaling $4 million in Kentucky, alone.
With the funds raised through Relay For Life of Murray-Calloway County, other Relay For Life events and events such as the Murray Celebrity Waiter, these and other programs can be provided to more cancer patients.
For additional information on the Celebrity Waiter event, call (270) 444-0384. For information on the American Cancer Society or Relay For Life, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org or www.relayforlife.org.