Quincy Medical Group Foundation Cancer Crush to celebrate 10 years on April 5 at The Ambiance

Cancer Crush

Buzz Off Cancer began in 2018. This event brings together participants who shave their heads in support of local cancer patients. | Photo courtesy of QMG Foundation

QUINCY — Quincy Medical Group Foundation’s Cancer Crush has set a goal to raise $100,000 in 2024 to support local cancer patients in honor of its 10th anniversary.

This year’s Cancer Crush will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at The Ambiance in Quincy

The Cancer Crush event includes a silent and live auction, games like balloon darts and Plinko, brand-new games like Beat the Buzzer, a taco bar and live entertainment. Tickets are $40 and include entry to the event, meal, Buzz Off Cancer and music from the band Gypsy-Tango-Foxtrot.

Cancer Crush is raffling a “Dream Vacation” from Travel House of Quincy, valued at $4,000. Raffle tickets are $20 each, or a bundle of five for $90, with only a total of 1,000 tickets sold. You do not have to be present to win.

For a decade, Cancer Crush has raised more than $669,000 in a decade to help patients with expenses associated with cancer treatment and other needs including transportation and housing.

In a press release, Morgan Parker, director of community relations at QMG, said, “Cancer Crush is more than just an event. It’s a powerful display of compassion and unity within our community. In rallying behind patients navigating the challenging terrain of cancer, we aim to provide much-needed financial support to local patients each year, removing barriers to treatment and helping them meet their basic needs.”

Buzz Off Cancer began in 2018. This event brings together participants who shave their heads in support of local cancer patients. Buzz Off Cancer expanded this year to include a new category, Hair for a Cause, allowing eligible community members to cut and donate their hair to be made into wigs for cancer patients. Seven community members have committed to taking part — Adam Adrian, Chad Altgilbers, Greg Mason, Reid Mason, Kyle Baker, and two in the new category, Pilar Yates Brumbaugh and Heather Baker.

“For those who have yet to experience the transformative power of the Cancer Crush, come and join us at the Cancer Crush event to immerse yourself in the stories of resilience, courage and the unbreakable bonds formed by those who have been touched by cancer. Whether you are battling cancer, know someone who is, are a cancer survivor, or are a caregiver to a loved one with a cancer diagnosis, we all share one thing in common — we are the community’s heartbeat, pulsating with compassion, generosity and a collective commitment to stand by those affected by cancer,” Parker said.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit cancercrush.org.

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