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Hays County Cattle Baron’s Ball
looking for community involvement

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The Hays County Cattle Baron’s Ball is set to take place on May 23. In keeping with tradition, it will be held at Texas Old Town, Kyle and will host gaming, dancing, entertainment, silent auction, dining and shopping.Our theme this year is Wild for a Cause, Game for a Cure.

The community-driven event is a fun and unique way for the community to raise awareness about cancer and raise funds to support the research, education, advocacy and patient services that are vital to the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer.

The Hays County Cattle Baron’s Ball organizers say the event provides a way for residents to increase awareness about cancer and raise funds to support the patient programs and services offered in the community. Funds raised through the Hays County Cattle Baron’s Ball will be put to work locally by helping and caring for cancer patients, teaching people in the community about prevention and early detection, and by providing funds for research here and across the country.

In Texas, for example, we are funding about $31 million in cancer research, with over $3.7 million of that right here in central Texas. The American Cancer Society works to educate policymakers about cancer and how it affects the individuals and families they represent. Some of the programs and services we offer to people who have been diagnosed with cancer are Look Good Feel Better and Road to Recovery amongst others. Cancer survivors and their families can call the Society 24 hours a day, 365 days a year where a trained cancer information specialist will help them with information and direct them to resources in their community.

Many of us have witnessed the pain and suffering caused by cancer, either personally or in our family, friends, or associates. If you are interested in participating in the Hays County Cattle Baron’s Ball contact Avi Rostorfer at (512) 919-1970 for more information on volunteering or becoming an underwriter.

For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society’s 24-hour help line at 1 (800) ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

FROM THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY/ADRIANA GAMEZ