With Cancer touching so many lives in one form or another, Matt Farris and Heather Courneya decided to do their part to help others. In 2010, Denise’s Day was formed to help Denise Madrid while she fought her own battle with Cancer. Even though Madrid passed away after the first Denise’s Day, her memory lives on during each event.
Saturday evening at the Rodeo Fairgrounds, Denise’s Day continued on for the 6th year. Over $25,000 was raised during the event which included music by Matt Farris, a food court and 50/50 raffle. All of the money raised stays within Lake Havasu City to help local families fight Cancer.
Cinco Schott, Age 2 receives a balloon from Heather Courneya. Heather is one of many volunteers and the organizer of the 6th annual “Denise’s Day” Fundraiser. Denise’s Day raises monies for Lake Havasu families impacted by Cancer. The event was held Saturday night at the rodeo grounds. Mark Russell/RiverScene
Zackery Lugo (center) surrounded by family receives a kiss from Gwen Buys (Mom) while Dad Ryan Buys tells why his son is a hero. The event “Denise’s Day” is an annual event now in its 6th year. Denise’s Day “Helping Local Families Fight Back” is a fund raiser to assist families touched by cancer. Mark Russell/RiverScene