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Fundraisers planned for 8-year-old girl

Fundraisers planned for 8-year-old girl
Fundraisers planned for 8-year-old girl
Audrey Mason (click for larger version)

Several benefits are upcoming to help raise money for the family of an 8-year-old girl who is battling brain cancer.
In August 2008, Audrey Mason was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma tumor. After three surgeries, several weeks of radiation therapy and completing a protocol of varying chemotherapy sessions, Audrey and her family learned she was cancer free in August 2010.
In March of this year, it was discovered that Audrey had a new tumor on her brain stem. Doctors were able to remove most of the tumor, but, almost three weeks later, it was discovered that the tumor had grown back. Audrey is currently undergoing a combination of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, some of which are not covered by insurance.
Audrey’s parents are Amanda and Eddie Allen and Shane and Christy Mason. Her dad is a police officer with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. and has been a firefighter with the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Dept.
On Saturday, May 18, starting at 9 a.m., there will be a yard sale in front of Dairy Queen in Corydon. Clothes will be sold for $1 each, and smaller items will be sold by donation. Larger items will be priced. To donate items, call Carri Bowers at the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. at 738-2195. The rain date is June 1. Any items not sold on May 18 will be sold on June 1.
On Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Corydon Presbyterian Church, located at 568 Highway 62 NW, will host a fundraising brunch. A free-will donation will be taken.
On Thursday, May 23, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Corydon will donate 10 percent of that day’s proceeds to the Police Officers’ Mason Family Benefit Fund.
On Saturday, June 8, there will be a 5k/10k run/walk at the River Bottom Inn in Mauckport. The cost is $15 for children ages 15 and younger, and $25 for those 16 and older. The cost includes a T-shirt if registration is received by May 15. There is an additional charge for T-shirts sized 2XL and 3XL. For more information or to register, call Bowers at 738-2195. For a registration form, e-mail Bowers at [email protected]
On Saturday, June 22, Lopp Sided Photography will host a photo shoot in downtown Corydon starting at 9 a.m. The cost is $75 for a 30-minute session or $125 for a one-hour session. Sessions are for up to five people or pets; for those with parties more than five, add $5 for each additional person. Sessions come with a digital disc, edits and copyrights. Two-thirds of the money raised will go to the Mason family for expenses. A rain date of June 23 is set. For more information or to make an appointment, call 267-4404.
Also on June 22, an Airsoft game called ‘OP: Hope Mason’ will take place at The Fun Farm west of Lanesville. Registration will start at 8 a.m. with the ‘war’ from noon to 6 p.m. It costs $25 at the game to take part in the military simulation in which participants shoot plastic BBs at one another. Food and drink will be available to purchase, and there will be a raffle for Airsoft equipment. In order to take part, players must already own Airsoft equipment. More information can be found on Facebook at OP: Hope Mason.
On Saturday, July 27, at 10:30 a.m., there will be a benefit motorcycle ride. The ride will start from Station 2 of the Ramsey Volunteer Fire Dept. in New Salisbury. The cost is $30 per rider and $10 per passenger, and includes a meal and ticket into a drawing. Door prizes will also be available.
Fundraisers at Corydon Elementary, Corydon Intermediate and Corydon Central Junior-Senior High schools last week brought in almost $2,800. Yesterday (Tuesday), Corydon Central’s baseball and softball teams were scheduled to hold a fundraiser for the family.

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