2016 honoree: Erica Immel
Erica Immel of Girard.
The fundraiser brought some much needed financial relief for Erica and her 5-year-old twins, Star and Lily. Erica had faced mounting medical bills due to a high-insurance deductible and large copays related to her treatment to beat her Stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis.
We have posted more than 500 photos from the event. Click here to view them: War for Erica 2016
To see a list of the winners for the Chinese Auction, click here: 2016 Chinese Auction Winners
To see a list of the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Winners, click here: 2016 Basketball Winners
2015 honoree: Heather Booth
Heather, a mother of three, was diagnosed in February 2015 at age 30 with Stage II breast cancer after discovering a lump one morning while getting ready to take her daughters roller skating.
Heather, who also has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and endometriosis within the past five years, no longer can work as a home health aide, had to rely on the income of her husband, Josh, who works at Exal in Youngstown. They used the money raised at the fundraiser to pay down Heather's medical bills.
Heather and Josh, who attend House of Praise in Newton Falls, grew up in McDonald before buying a home for their family in Howland. They are the proud parents of Destiny, 12, Suzanna, 9, and Sarah, 6, who all are students at Howland schools.
To see the Tribune Chronicle story about our event, click here: Filling Baskets
2014 honoree: Amy (Gardner) Turek
The fourth annual This Means War 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament & Chinese Auction was a great success! Our fundraiser beneficiary, Amy (Gardner) Turek, was overwhelmed by all the support and said the event provided a much needed emotional lift.
Check out the photos here: http://tinyurl.com/4thAnnual
Read the Tribune Chronicle's story about the event: War on breast cancer enters fourth year
How you can help
This Means War Against Breast Cancer Inc.
P.O. Box 223
Southington, Ohio 44470