Chutes for Charity provides aid to Lily Wilson for chemotherapy treatment
January 21, 2011
Lily Wilson, being held, center, is the first recipient of a benevolent donation from the Black Hills Roundup “Chutes for Charity” organization for the amount of $1,500.
Wilson was taken to see a doctor due to a small mass found on her face. After being seen by a pediatrician and ENT, she was immediately referred to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. The tumor is malignant, and doctors believe that she may have Rhabdomyosarcoma. Thanks to the Chutes of Charity organization, many trips to the Mayo Clinic have been funded for Lily’s chemotherapy sessions.
Chutes for Charity is a non-profit extension that was established in 2009 for the purpose of helping families in the Black Hills area who face unexpected emergencies. One hundred percent of the funds go directly to the chosen recipients.
The mission statement of the organization is: Charity for Our Community, Hope for Our Friends and Neighbors, Help to People in Need.
Members of the committee include Kelly Bush, Debra Leverington, Mick Harrison and Galeen Raber.
The committee hopes to have another presentation before the Black Hills Roundup in July.