A small group of ladies got together many years ago in T or C to have dinner because we had just been volunteers to help with Relay for Life, and it was a great success. We decided to have monthly dinners because we all worked and played so well together. We named our group and for another few years had dinners, added new friends and discussed how we could help our community.
We decided to start having a tea with entertainment, food, tea, raffle items and choose someone to help within our community. Our first recipient was Patch Rose. A reporter for the Herald and an excellent example of someone who fought cancer for so very long. He shared his experiences through writing and published a book of his own thoughts and adventures of living with cancer, in hopes of helping others.
Patch passed the day after our Tea Fund Raiser for him, but the monies raised helped his wife pay for the expenses incurred through this long ordeal. We did the tea a couple more times and because of the new focus on cancer through Sierra County Cancer Assistance the JUGS took on another very successful fund raising cause.
Saturday the 23rd of this month the JUGS sponsored their 3rd BUNCO party for SCCA. What a great success with 44 participants, and 11 SCCA/JUGS Volunteers, we enjoyed food, fun, a 50/50 drawing, raffle items donated by local artists and 22 table sponsors donating $50 or more each.
The end result? We raised $1,900 to help SCCA provide free transportation to local Sierra County Cancer patients. This money will help us drive patients, and help with gas money for trips to Las Cruces or Albuquerque. We want to thank everyone for your support, our community has been remarkable and has helped keep this going since October of 2009.