Elkins, WV- Breast Cancer is one of the leading types of cancer in women, and its effects can leave a lasting impact on the families and friends it touches.
Valley Bend youth Brett Coberly is no different, especially when he saw two of his teachers going through treatment for breast cancer. The impact of seeing his teachers face the disease left an imprint on him and he wanted to help in some way. Ten year old Coberly, who loves car racing, did just that.
His grandmother, Gennette Coberly said, “He just wanted help someway, even though it might be small, he felt like he had to do something.” So, at the beginning of the 2014 racing season at The Elkins Raceway in Kerens, he painted and wrapped his mini-wedge car to represent breast cancer awareness. While he “Raced for a Cure” during the season, he sold pink T-shirts and was able to raise $300.
All the proceeds that Coberly raised will go to the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund at the Davis Medical Center Cancer Care Center. This fund, administered by the Davis Health System Foundation, assists cancer patients and their families with travel, medication and lodging expenses as well as other forms of financial relief related to the treatment of cancer.
For more information you can reach the Davis Health System Foundation at 304.630.3043.