Get a haircut and support a Bellbrook High School student fighting cancer at the same time.
Nora's Design in the Town & Country Mall in Kettering is sponsoring a fundraiser for Bellbrook's Jason Mann and another patient, Cameron Neal, from 12-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. The fundraiser will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, with a portion going to Team Jason and Neal.
Dark days fell upon 16-year-old Jason Mann and his family on Oct. 6, 2012, after Jason was diagnosed with stage 3, grade b, b-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital after sustaining a serious blow to his sternum, during a Bellbrook football game.
According to his family, Jason just finished his last round of chemotherapy. He'll get checked in a month to make sure the cancer is gone, and will be checked once a year for the next five years. After 36 days in the hospital, his family said Jason has returned to Bellbrook High School and is looking forward to getting his driver’s license in a couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, Team Jason has raised more $5,000 dollars in donations from contributors and will offer the donations in auctions, raffles and door prizes at the Jan. 20 fundraiser. A raffle for The Game Train 2 hour adventure will be drawn at 2 p.m. Orange Leaf Yogurt will be offering 15 percent of their profit during this event. There will be something for everyone.
The owners of Nora’s Design, along with the designers, came together to organize this event to make a difference and contribute to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, while helping Jason and Cameron successfully fight their battle of cancer.
“Our goal is to be able to donate as much as possible to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,” Angel Valerio said. “Without the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, we know that if Jason was diagnosed 25 years ago his cure rate would be less than half,” Valerio continued.
Cameron Neal, an 11-year-old from Dayton, is also battling for his life. Cameron’s rare brain cancer recently returned, for the third time. Cameron has been fighting his battle since 2010. Cameron and his family relocated to Bloomington, Ind. so Cameron can undergo six weeks of radiation at IU Proton Center. He is responding positively to the treatment. Cameron’s parents are planning to attend and help with the Kettering fundraiser.
Don’t miss your chance to get a stylish haircut and supporting a great cause. Nora’s Design is offering a haircut for $15, the total sum being donated to the cause.
To follow, support and donate to Jason’s fight, visit Team Jason Mann on Facebook. Donations can also be made at any Key Bank.