Young volunteers during the Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program Auction and Dance on Saturday night wait to show off the many items up for auction. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
Young volunteers during the Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program Auction and Dance on Saturday night wait to show off the many items up for auction. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
OTTAWA — The Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program had record attendance during their fundraiser on Saturday evening. The event was held at the Ottawa K of C and included over 100 items up for auction. The event also included silent auction items and a raffle for numerous items.

The Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program (CAP) is celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2014.

 

The Cancer Assistance program was started in 2004 to help Putnam County residents that are dealing with the financial burdens of battling cancer. The program started out helping cancer patients with mileage to and from treatments and doctor’s appointments. It has now evolved to the point where they are able to help patients with prescriptions, medical supplies and supplements, wigs and copays that are not covered by insurance.

In 2013 CAP helped 80 people battling cancer in Putnam County and paid out over $96,000.

“It is because of the generous and caring businesses and individuals in our communities, and the many CAP volunteers that we are able to keep this program going,” said Lori Schroeder., CAP Event coordinator, “The Annual Auction & Dance Benefit is our single largest fundraiser for the program and we are asking once again that everyone come out and support this great program we have in our county. We need everyone’s help to see that this program perpetuates into the future.”

You can also visit their website at www.pccap.org for more program information or to make a donation to CAP.