Sue Young, pictured in the middle with basket in front.
Sue Young, pictured in the middle with basket in front.

By Mary Fox

Ladies, gentlemen and children are all invited to relax and enjoy a day at the lake by attending the Allegany Mountain Resort (formerly Rainbow Lake) 2014 fundraiser for Hospice of Western New York on Saturday, July 26.

The day starts with a walk around the lake at 9 a.m. followed by a children’s ceremony at 10:30 a.m., when live butterflies and balloons will be released in remembrance of the many children who lost their battle with cancer.

A three-course luncheon takes place at noon ($10 adult, $5 under 12) during which you will be entertained by a barbershop quartet and a fabulous comic fashion show. After lunch, there will be a watermelon eating contest. Like-new $5 purses will be for sale and dozens of gift baskets will be raffled with the drawing at 4 p.m.

A dance at 8 p.m. will be followed by a 9:15 p.m. candlelight ceremony in honor of deceased family and friends.

In 2010, Sue Young started doing fundraisers “to keep a promise to our lord I had made when I was dealing with breast cancer.”

The first three years, Sue held a fundraiser to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Association and in those three years she raised $15,000.

Last year, Sue raised over $4,000 for Hospice of Western New York.

“My husband (Bob) and I have both experienced the loss of spouses in the loving care of hospice, so we know firsthand what hospice is all about,” she said.

Make it a memorable fun day to remember your loved ones and help those who need the services hospice provides.