Versailles News: Betting against Cancer


This Friday, May 13 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. the Cancer Association of Darke County is holding a Monte Carlo Night with door prizes, food, and raffles The event is located at the Greenville VFW on North Ohio Street and costs $10 per person. This event is cleverly entitled‚“Bet Against Cancer“ and all proceeds stay in Darke County.

The word cancer has been synonymous with fear even though there are many different forms and types of cancer making every cancer unique to the person. Today, many cancers can be detected earlier giving cancer patients a fighting chance. Early detection is not a cure but its the best medical science has to offer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) was established in 1913 by 10 doctors and five laypeople in New York City. These founders wanted to raise public awareness. By 1946 the ACS began raising money and receiving grants to battle the disease with limited success. No cancer behaves the same way in two people, but the weapons against a cancer diagnosis remains chemotherapy, radiation and pharmaceuticals.

As many of you may know I have been diagnosed with early (stage 1b) breast cancer, but I am not living in fear. I have been a FROG (fully relying on God), along with everyone’s prayers and positive wishes. My husband was diagnosed with an aggressive (stage 3) prostate cancer, which was outside the prostate, four years earlier. He is living a healthy vibrant life today for which I am very thankful.

Everyone must make their own choice when confronted with a diagnosis of cancer and perhaps more importantly they need to be supported in their decision. In this regard the patient, like every human being, young or old, wants to be loved. Just knowing that someone cares is good medicine. That’s why I like the Cancer Association of Darke County (CADC), they genuinely care. Their fundraisers benefit Darke County individuals battling cancer by offering (after insurance) assistance with transportation, medication, medical supplies, nutritional supplements, wigs, scarves, hats, etc. They also have a lending library with more than 100 books on cancer.

The fight against cancer was waged more than 100 years ago, and although there has been some success most of us feel it’s not enough. The risk of developing cancer in one’s lifetime for men is slightly less than 1 in 2 while the risk is a little more than 1 in 3 in women. These are US lifetime risk statistics and admittedly very sobering which means everyone knows someone that is dealing with cancer or else you are that person dealing with cancer. I would urge you to consider attending Monte Carlo night if you are looking for an evening of fun and entertainment. If you cannot make it with such short notice but would like to support their endeavors and be aware of their future events visit them online at or call their office at 937-548-9960 Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

If you are a cancer survivor, I urge you to contact the CADC for support and assistance and consider attending their free “Living with Cancer” support group which meets from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Wayne HealthCare Board room on the first Thursday of the months March, June, September, and December. Patients, family, and friends are welcome to attend.


CADC Monte Carlo Night at Greenville VFW tonight from 6 – 10 p.m.

Relay for Life “Team Because We Care” is pre-selling tickets for BBQ chicken dinners. The dinners will be available for pick up on Thursday May 26 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. behind the Midmark Education Center (1 Vista Drive, St Rte. 185). To order your tickets contact Shelly Gasson at 937-210-0201 or Lisa McNeilan at 937-657-9711. Deadline is May 19.

Happy birthday to Roberta Archey, Erick Grow, Kayle Griffin, Lexi Timmerman, Mike Lawrence, Julie Stover, Emma Peters, Lydia Bruns, Jon Agne, Rev. Bob Akins, Brynna Blakeley, Scott Ward, Janet Headley, Stephanie Fullenkamp, Grant Jones, Karen Lawrence, Janet Monnin, Stewart Baker, Tammy Collins, Ralph Gigandet,

Karen Doseck, Julie Heuing, Ed Petty, Angie Lachat, Carolyn Waymire, Tina Cordonnier, Kevin Subler, and Nate Cordonnier as their birthdays approach. Anniversary wishes to Amy and Rob Carman (20), Joan and Greg Richters (29), Cindy and Conrad Hoelscher, Jenni and Bob Paulus, Janet and Larry Monnin (54), and Lurene and Jerry Monnin (62). Congratulations to the Boys Baseball Mac Champs and Boys 4×800 Relay Mac Champs.

Attention Prayermedics: Give your supportive and healing prayers for the many who are dealing with any of life’s countless challenges, and especially for; Payton Platfoot, Fr. Bob Monnin, Lois Youngker, Linda Wilson, Jim Crotcher, Adam Schwieterman, Kevin McCoy, Judy York, Jim Youngker, Delores Williams, Sam Yagle, David Zumberger, Brian Voisard, Cyril Frantz, Dave Francis, Ann Paulus Pedersen, Dan Monnin, John Davis, Eileen Rahm, Cyril Voisard, Wayne Pittsenbarger, Barb and Jon Agne, Samantha Smith, Michelle Ullom, Bob Homan and all hospitalized, and homebound.

Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Rory Latimer (5 mo.), Deanna Jones (48), Carol E. Pipenger (67), Kenneth Clune (73), Carl Neargarder (78), Mary Louise Holzapfel (86), Virginia Pitsenbarger Agne (88), Evelyn Bernholt (89), also remembering the lives of Curtis Varner, Norma Jean Poeppelman, Virginia Rindler, Stanley Wuebker, Bob Bigham, Harold Stuck, Dottie Monnier, Cecilia Barhorst, Lou Heffner, Hilda Larger, Helen Goodall, Dwight Puthoff, Katherine McClurg, Kyle Magoto, Nathan Saintignon, Cory Turner, Luther Wooten, Margaret Gephrey, Freda Cordonnier, Eileen Batty, Margaret Paulus, Bertha Beyke, Doug Condon, Donald Liest, Karen Gehret, Bruce Bensman, Ralph Mumaw, Mildred Selander and all those not mentioned by name as the anniversary of their passing nears.

“Consider these as the six best doctors in the world: 1. Sunlight, 2. Rest, 3. Exercise, 4. Diet, 5. Self Confidence, and 6. Friends.“ ~Unknown

“Supporting your friends doesn’t mean you always supporting their decisions.” ~C. Edwards

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ~Steve Maraboli

“The unexpected kindness is most powerful.” ~C. Edwards

By Kathy Magoto

Versailles News

Kathy Magoto is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her weekly Versailles community column. She can be reached at [email protected] or at 526-3798. Feel free to contact her with Versailles news and tidbits. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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