The Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation held their 8th Annual Oldies Dance fundraiser on Saturday, October 4th at the White Oak American Legion in White Oak. The concert, kicked off at 8 p.m., and featured two groups well known among the Oldies music crowd – The Jesters and The Two Hearts. Local Mon Valley legend Rich Antoncic, “The King of Vinyl,” was also on hand to DJ the event. Guests could participate in a huge Chinese Auction and a 50/50 raffle.
The Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation is a non-profit organization in McKeesport committed to providing financial assistance for medical related expenses to women under the age of thirty battling breast cancer. Tom and Lynn Lasch created the foundation in memory of their daughter, Kristy Lasch, who was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was only twenty-two years old. After a valiant struggle, she passed away October 3, 2004, at the age of twenty-six. Kristy envisioned creating an organization to help young women with breast cancer. She knew too well how financially cumbersome the disease could become, and the unique challenges of having the disease at such a young age. The Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation was created in her memory and honors her dream.
“It is our profound hope that by remembering Kristy’s exuberant life and her untimely death with annual fundraising events like the Oldies Dance, we can provide support to other young women with breast cancer, so that they can focus all their energy on regaining their health,” Lynn Lasch said.
To date, the Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation has been able to pay the medical bills of nearly ninety young women battling breast cancer across the country.
For more details about the Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation, please visit their website at: www.kristylasch.org