Ice cream eating challenge to support youngster in leukemia battle

If you live in the Sylvan Lake area, circle Feb. 14 on your calendar!

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If you live in the Sylvan Lake area, circle Feb. 14 on your calendar! On that day, one of Sylvan Lake’s most enduring virtues will be on full display as the community rallies in support of a young member in a brave fight against a formidable foe − leukemia.

Ten-year-old Mike Arthur has been dealt a card that is very difficult to understand. When one is diagnosed with cancer, your whole world changes and the support you and your family need can be overwhelming. As the Big Moo/Nomads family, we had our own experiences with cancer last year, almost exactly a year to the date Mike was diagnosed.

Cancer is never a disease strictly for individuals; it takes your family and friends on the horrendous ride with you. And in the end, it’s the support of those around you that gives you the strength to fight each day. Support can be as simple as knowing that others are cheering you on back home with prayers of hope, visions of a speedy recovery or messages of love. At the Big Moo, we want Mike and his family to know his community supports him each and every day and most importantly, to know he’s not alone.

We will be holding an Ice Cream Eating Competition Feb. 14 in support of Mike and his family. The individual winner of each age category or team challenge will win free ice cream for the summer! The Fight Like Mike Fundraiser will also have various activities for kids, a 50/50 draw and a barbecue.

All proceeds from the event will go directly toward supporting Mike and his family during this time.

Please join us Feb. 14 to cheer on this wonderful young man on his journey to beat Cancer.

 

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