West Linn, OR (PRWEB) August 12, 2013
The inaugural Barn Bash for Brain Cancer Research will take place at Long Road Farm in West Linn Oregon. Tickets cost $50 and the 21 and over event will feature endless buffet by Joe’s Burgers, music, dancing, and a no host bar. The event will celebrate the life of brain cancer warrior Megan Patton, a brain cancer patient of 16 years. The Barn Bash for Brain Cancer Research will be held August 17th, doors open at 6pm.
Megan and her family are stepping back from the rigorous days of treatment and taking a night to celebrate Megan’s fight to raise awareness and funds for her cause. “After 4 surgeries, radiation, and chemo therapy 5 days each month, we have decided to celebrate her fight, raise awareness for the ongoing battle she and so many others face, and raise money for research that could one day save her life. Last but not least we wanted to have a night of fun and celebration with family and friends,” says the Barn Bash co-coordinator and Megan’s sister Heidi Hammersley.
A portion of the funds raised at the event will benefit the Chris Elliott Fund (CEF) a group that has assisted Megan during her journey with her brain cancer. Her relationship with the Chris Elliott Fund began back in 2003, when she began looking online for a support network and other individuals going through her same journey.
“CEF has been an invaluable resource and support as I have battled my brain tumor over the past 10 years. CEF has connected me with the Dana Farber Institute and Dr. Wen who have been a constant resource in expert treatment and care throughout my battle. I continue to turn to CEF’s direct one-on-one patient support services and website as a resource and a source of hope and support as a brain tumor warrior,” said Megan about her treatment experience and with the patient advocacy organization.
Megan’s family and friends have put together many activities for those who attend the event and encourage everyone to bring their best western attire. Megan says “I am most looking forward getting all of the people I know together who have supported my family and I through all of the surgeries, weeks of radiation, and continued chemo. It’s time to celebrate!”
“A 16-year survival should be celebrated, and we are proud to be the beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds. It is events like this that support CEF’s mission of hope, awareness, advocacy and research,” says CEF President and founder Dellann Elliott Mydlyand. Tickets can be purchased via the Barn Bash for Brain Cancer Research’s website. Donations can be made in honor of Megan’s event by visiting the event's donation page.
About Megan Patton and the Barn Bash for Brain Cancer Research:
Megan Patton lives in Lake Oswego Oregon and was diagnosed with a brain tumor 16 years ago. Since diagnosis she has worked with the Chris Elliott Fund and subsequently the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in finding care and support for her brain cancer. As a brain cancer warrior and through the Barn Bash for Brain Cancer Research, her mission is to raise awareness, spread information around treatment and raise funds for research, to simultaneously educate others on the ongoing battle she and many others face.
About the Chris Elliott Fund:
The Chris Elliott Fund (CEF) is a brain cancer and brain tumor patient advocacy organization and national 501(c)(3) non-profit with corporate offices in Seattle, Washington. Established in 2002, Chris Elliott Fund’s mission is to end brain cancer by expanding patient access to specialists, advanced treatments and comprehensive support programs. The organization and its advocates directly serves 400+ patients and caregivers every month free of charge. CEF is a member of the Society for Neurooncologists, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, American Cancer Association for Cancer Research, Washington Biosciences Association, among others. If we can help, please contact us at WeCare(at)EndBrainCancer(dot)com.