Joyce Reed is a long-time supporter of children with cancer. She annually hosts a dinner and auction in her community in Sevierville, Tennessee and this year’s benefitted CureSearch for the first time.
Joyce hasn’t been directly affected by children’s cancer, but she knows the toll that it can take on families, and just wanted to do something to help them.
She gathered her coworkers at Advantage Hair Salon in Tennessee, told them about CureSearch and how important this year’s event would be in supporting children’s cancer research. They immediately started contacting local businesses and asked them to support the event by donating auction items. Joyce was amazed by the generosity of the community; they received items from almost every business contacted.
As the day of the event drew closer, Joyce was sure that they would reach their goal of $6,000. She had no idea that they would raise $12,500 in one night!