(BEDFORD) – The 18th Annual Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services Annual Car, Truck, Bike, and Tractor Show will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The event takes place at Bedford Ford Lincoln Chrysler, south of the White River Bridge.
“The Lawrence County Patient Services provides comfort kits when patients are first diagnosed at IU Health Cancer Center, supplements of Ensure and Boost, provide wigs for those who lose hair during treatment, and a lady designs turbines for those who wish not to wear a wig,” said Judy Heichellbech, president of Lawrence County Patient Services.
Lawrence County Patient Services started in the early 1980s by Wanda Starr who wanted to provide help to those dealing with cancer. Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services helps cancer patients with gas cards for their long trips to Indianapolis, and Bloomington for chemo and radiation treatments.
They also have a storage facility with wheelchairs, walkers, and commodes for those dealing with cancer.
Last year, the organization helped more than 140 patients using more than $76,000 to address the needs of cancer patients.
“The event is one of the biggest fundraisers for the organization and we encourage everyone to come and help out for a worthy cause,” added Heichellbach.
Colonel John W. Tilford will speak at noon on Saturday. Also, the IU Health Hospital helicopter will be on location from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. The La-Or-Ma Shrine Club will cook and serve burgers and hot dogs. A “Dunk your Favorite Person” will start around 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is a $3 shot.