This Means War Against Breast Cancer

Helping Trumbull County Survivors Wage War Against Breast Cancer

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War Against Breast Cancer
Raffle-Auction & Vendor Show
Sept. 25-26, 2021

Big news! We are changing things up this year with a new fundraiser format, new location and new date!

Mark your calendars to join us for the War Against Breast Cancer Raffle-Auction & Vendor Show on Sept. 25-26 at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. 

The raffle-auction is the same free event that's we've become known for over the past decade with hundreds of high-quality items that you can win. It will be held only on Saturday, Sept. 25 under the Grandstands at the Fairgrounds. 

Our new Vendor Show will be held on both Saturday, Sept. 25 and on Sunday, Sept. 26 in the Commercial Building at the Fairgrounds. It will feature makers, artisans and direct sales specialists from across the region offering a variety of items, services, merchandise and decor. Admission is free.  

We also will have princess and superhero characters, a variety of food trucks and the Joanie Abdu Mobile Mammography Van that provide life-saving checkups to people who need them. 

Net proceeds from the fundraiser will help breast cancer survivor Rachel Elliott offset her lost wages and out-of-pocket medical expenses related to her Stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis. 

More details about the event are available here: Fundraiser

To make a monetary donation for Rachel, click here: Waging War for Rachel

If you would like to donate a raffle-auction item, become a vendor for the Vendor Show or join our food truck vendors, contact us at [email protected].

Meet our 2021 honoree: Rachel Elliott

We are honored to announce that This Means War’s Board of Directors has selected Rachel Elliott as this year’s fundraiser beneficiary.

Rachel is a 37-year-old mother of three children — Colton, 10, Luke, 9, and Mya, 7 — who was diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple Negative breast cancer in October.

Her diagnosis came seven months after doctors told her the lump that she was so concerned about was benign. It wasn’t until Rachel sought a surgeon to remove the nearly golf-ball-sized lump that they discovered the cancer.

Rachel, a 2002 Lakeview High School graduate, has undergone two surgeries, aggressive chemotherapy and is now halfway through her radiation treatments.

Due to her treatments and the COVID-19 pandemic, she missed six months of work as a dental hygienist at Cortland Dental Technology Center. The family also has been faced with steep out-of-pocket medical bills due to a high health insurance deductible and copays.

What’s worse is that on the day Rachel finished her last chemotherapy session, her husband, Shannon, learned that his job as a service technician was eliminated due to the company’s downsizing. He already had taken a cut in pay so he could accompany Rachel to her appointments and take care of the kids.

The family, which lives in Cortland, is so thankful for the support they've received from family, friends and the community but they still need help. Due to the ongoing bills related to Rachel's cancer treatment and their loss of income, the family has reached a breaking point financially.

On Sept. 25-26, we will host the inaugural War Against Breast Cancer Raffle-Auction & Vendor Show at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds as a fundraiser for Rachel. (More information here: Fundraiser)

Please help us lift up the Elliott family during this difficult time by joining us on Sept. 25-26 (and telling everyone you know to come to the fundraiser, too!). Please also keep the Elliott family in your prayers.

Together, we will help Rachel wage war against breast cancer!

Our mission is to help breast cancer survivors

Our goal is to help breast cancer survivors who live in Trumbull County with their lost wages and their out-of-pocket expenses related to their diagnosis. 

We pick one survivor a year and make him or her part of our family.

Each fall, our all-volunteer group will host a fundraiser with the net proceeds benefiting our fundraiser beneficiary.

Our family friendly event typically attracts more than 400 people from throughout Ohio.

Since our first fundraiser in 2011, we have raised more than $97,500 for 10 survivors.

  • To learn more about our organization, click here: Who We Are
  • To learn more about our past fundraiser beneficiaries and how they are selected, click here: Honorees
  • To donate or volunteer, click here: Join Our Fight

Support us while you shop on Amazon

Support This Means War Against Breast Cancer whenever you shop on Amazon by first clicking here: You can then shop as you normally do and a portion of your purchases will be sent to us and will help us fulfill our mission of supporting breast cancer survivors with their out-of-pocket medical bills. Thank you!


This Means War Against Breast Cancer is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises money to help breast cancer survivors with lost wages and medical expenses not covered by insurance.