Scare off Childhood Cancer, Trunk or Treat 2013

Staff Report

October 17, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Calling all superheroes, princesses, ghosts, ghouls, witches and anyone else dressed to express their creative flair, come for the first ever Trunk or Treat at 6 p.m., Saturday November 2, at Fountain Place Mall, Logan. Proceeds will benefit a very special little super hero Gabe Lyall, who was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer and other local children battling childhood cancer.

“We wanted to provide a special event to Charleston and Logan to continue to raise awareness and funds for Gabe and all those children battling cancer,” said Larissa Fraley. “This event is very special to me and I want to be able to help in any way I can, no child or family should have to go through this.”

The idea started after a group of friends united to help families in need, their inspiration — Gabe. Their goal is to continue to grow this event and other events to help familes and children with this horrible fight.

Childhood cancer remains the No. 1 disease-related killer of children in the U.S.; more than asthma, juvenile diabetes, cystic fibrosis and pediatric AIDS combined. In West Virginia, more than 50 children are newly diagnosed with cancer each year, along with hundreds more who are still in treatment and other suffering from long term affects.

For more information, or if you are interested in participating, contact Susie Kelly at skelly1@alphanr.com or call 304-380-3863 or Randy Hansford at rhansford@alphanr.com.