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November 23, 2018

These Cornholers are Bad to the Bone

by TALON Staff

The Thanksgiving season spirit was alive and well at a benefit in support of Aztec resident Nicole Smith and Piedra Vista student Max McGaha, both battling cancer. Smith is a San Juan Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) Emergency Room nurse, this is her second case of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). McGaha is a high school freshman in need of a bone marrow transplant.

The Love Hope Strength Foundation (www.lovehopestrength.org) was on site with bone marrow swab kits for attendees age18-55. The event raised funds with a cornhole (beanbag) tournament, silent auction and vendors.

The community showed a generous outpouring of support- it was well attended and event organizers reported raising $6000 and 65 potential donors being swabbed. Accounts for Smith and McGaha are established at Wells Fargo banks.

Photos By Demarie Gray.


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