The heart of St. Peregrine, the patron saint of cancer healing, is surely filled with gratitude this month as parishioners at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Boynton Beach build cancer awareness and seek to help their fellow congregants overcome the hurdles associated with a cancer diagnosis. Parishioners share in praying for one another, but they are also engaged in a fundraising endeavor that has not only helped to build and maintain the on campus St. Peregrine Memorial Garden, but has also served to supply much needed funds to victims and their families. “The garden serves as a place of serenity and respite for all who need a place to reflect” comments Addie Iscoe, wife of firm partner Gary Iscoe.
Though the month of October is set aside as Breast Cancer Awareness month, St. Thomas More’s efforts are aimed at building awareness of all cancers. The church is holding their third annual Cancer Awareness Dinner on Saturday October 18, 2014 at 5:30pm.
The Steinger, Iscoe & Greene family has gotten involved by not only serving as a major sponsor of the dinner, but Addie Iscoe is this year’s event co-chair. So many people are affected by cancer and it is not just the victims, but also their families, that are rocked by news of a cancer diagnosis. Mrs. Iscoe shared that this cause is so close to her heart because she lost her mother to cancer. This is one of the ways in which she fights to help others overcome.
In addition to her volunteer role as co-chair for this event, Mrs. Iscoe serves as the dance instructor for the Cardinal Newman High School Dance Team who wanted to be involved in the efforts to build cancer awareness. They will contribute by providing entertainment at this year’s dinner. Most recently Alyssa Thomas and Martin Salgado from the school’s dance team were featured in the Palm Beach Post for their half-time performance.
Not to be outdone, the Cardinal Newman band has also made time in their busy fall schedule to give a performance that is sure to delight. Other entertainment includes performances by That’s Dancing’s Fusion Force Dance Company, a special dance selection performed by Drs. Vicente and Violeta Chiong, and Maria Burns from the Cardinal Newman chorus will treat the audience to a selection of songs.
Event tickets are $25 per person and include dinner – either chicken or salmon – and the performances. Companies and organizations are encouraged to sponsor the event at one of the following donor levels:
Diamond, Platinum, and Gold level sponsors will receive an engraved plaque in the St. Peregrine Cancer Garden. The parish office can be reached at 561-737-3095 to purchase event tickets, sponsor the event, or get additional information about the dinner.
Mrs. Iscoe says this was a Herculean effort and lauds the contributions of the entire committee as well as the direction of the parish leader. “Father Harris is focused on the well-being of his parishioners at all times. He is conscientious, focused on spirituality, and his leadership is inspiring.” She goes on to say, “The dinner, just like the garden, is for everyone to enjoy.”
Though our core business is helping the injured through legal representation, we recognize the importance and necessity of helping in other ways including our time, talents, and treasure. The attorneys and staff at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene are honored to be part of this community and continuously seek ways in which to serve. We wish hope and peace to anyone whose loved one has received a terminal diagnosis.