Cancer research auction aims for a million
Editor's note: This is the third in a weeklong series of stories profiling women who are making a contribution in the Tri-State area.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro
photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer
She hopes to sell $62,000 worth of merchandise at the upcoming cancer fund-raising auction in Waynesboro. That's the amount she needs to bring the total proceeds from all Gala Auctions held since the first one in 1981 to $1 million.
The theme this year is "Who's Making a Million?"
Last year the auction cleared $68,000.
In 1980, some local volunteers, including Beck, tried to raise money for cancer research by going door-to-door. They raised $1,500.
"We needed a better way," Beck said.
The auction was organized the next year.