Our daughter Lacey had a smile and a hug for everyone she knew. Lacey was diagnosed with Leukemia on the 6th of July 2009. In the months that followed we slowly saw an enormous outpouring of love and support from the Wisconsin Rapids (River city) community. This support came out in full force on the 14th of November at the Wild Horse Saloon in Kellner when a group of friends and family came together to hold a benefit for Lacey to help our family with medical bills and travel expenses. Expenses that unless you experience first hand you would not begin to realize.
Our family wanted to express our gratitude to the community by giving back. This weekend was created to raise money to help other families who have children fighting cancer or other life threatening illnesses. The money we raise is donated to the Incourage Community Foundation in the form of a grant. The Smile from Lacey grant is given to families of children who are suffering from life threatening illnesses. The Incourage Community Foundation website has information on how to apply for this grant.
We hope you attend the events we have scheduled and enjoy the weekend of activities. Please also take time to visit our Leukemia Wall which honors those who have lost their battle to leukemia, those who have survived leukemia and those still battling leukemia.