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Team Lacy to hold benefit for their “Champ”
RUMFORD- Lacy Richard is a 23-year-old who has seen her share of the inside of a hospital. You see, she was diagnosed with cancer at the age of three and has been fighting ever since.
On Friday, October 12, her friends and family throughout the River Valley will be congregating at the Eagles in Rumford for a benefit in her honor.
“It’s the right thing for us to do,” noted Heidi Dolloff, close friend of Lacy’s family. “Her mom and dad practically lived with me in the hospital while I was staying with Joseph during his battle.”
Lacy is the daughter of Glen and Shelly (Knox) Richard, and while they currently live in Waterboro, their hearts are in Mexico where they grew up and where many of their family members and friends still live.
“I wish we could do more for them,” stated Jaime Dolloff. “They did so much for us when Joseph was sick. I wish I could repay them, but I just don’t know how.”
The benefit for Lacy will begin with a dinner from 4 to 6 p.m., consisting of homemade baked beans, hot dogs, a roll and cole slaw. As the dinner wraps up, a dance will continue until midnight, with the tunes being jammed out by DJ UR Way, Amanda and Justin Hamner.
Tickets for the dinner at only $8 and for the dinner and dance, the cost is $15. There will also be an auction with a multitude of items anyone would love to get their hands on.
Heidi stated,”We’re trying some different stuff for this auction. We have a live piglet for auction and the winner will be able to raise their own pork. We also have a cool motocross racing jersey signed by Mike Treadwell and a football signed by the Patriot’s Jerod Mayo. It’s pretty exciting, all the things we’ve collected.”
Team Lacy will also have window stickers available for purchase that were designed by Caleb Gauvin, depicting pink boxing gloves.
“Team Lacy would like to thank everyone who has given to the benefit, be it food, chinese auction items, cash donations or your time. Your generosity has not gone unnoticed. We live in a great community.”
For more information on what you can do to help or if you would like tickets, please contact one of the following: Heidi Dolloff at 562-8755 or 357-8655, Jenna Lapointe at 418-0230, Joni Dolloff at 357-8105 or Jayne Lapointe at 212-2825.
Lacy has a great love for butterflies and in support of her, several family and friends all went out and found just the right tattoo in honor of her courage.
Lacy’s grandmother, Penny Knox, stated, “There were almost two dozen of us that got either a butterfly or pink boxing gloves. When Lacy was little, a family friend, Dan, bought her little pink boxing gloves and gave them to her. He told her she was a little champ and they were for her to fight the cancer with.”
Knox stated that Lacy always has a smile on her face and she loves her two dogs. “She’s the most brave little bugger I’ve ever seen. She’s a fighter for sure.”