As a show of love, support and determination of faith the community of Shelby is coming together to benefit the cause of Lisette Strine Fisher who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.
The event will be hosted by the Knights of Columbus located at 250 Vernon Road in Shelby. A silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. with items such as themed baskets, massages, OSU and Michigan merchandise. A second, live auction at 7 p.m. will offer such donated items as a Chocolate Diamond necklace, a week's stay at Hilton Head in a three-bedroom condo, and a OSU/Michigan Hockey package among other donated items.
Fisher, a former resident of Shelby and Shelby High School graduate, currently resides in Mobile, Alabama with her 15-year-old son B.J. Due to her illness, Fisher lost her job and health insurance and is in need of treatment for an aggressive form of breast cancer that is referred to as Triple Negative.
According to Connie Strine, Fisher's mother, they hope to raise money to help with medical treatments, bills, groceries, and travel expenses to a treatment facility in Reno, Nevada. The fundraiser is being organized by Fisher's sister, Annette Bevelhymer.
Commenting on the $25,000 goal set for the event Strine said,”People say the economy is bad. Well you wouldn't know it if you could see all the items coming in for donation. The support is just wonderful; the community as a whole, just amazing.”
The family is also accepting donations to an online foundation called Lisette's Determination. To donate visit www.youcaring.com.