Ms. McNabb Appreciates the Support for Colon Cancer Foundation

Maddie Patchin, Staff Writer

Every day students walk into the school and see Ms. McNabb in the reception office ready to tackle the day. But what students don’t know is that McNabb is very active in supporting those with colon cancer.

It all started in 2004 when her brother in law, Gary F. McLean, tragically passed away after a difficult battle with colon cancer. After his passing, Gary’s brother, Bill McLean, decided to start up a foundation to help others with colon cancer get screenings and the proper medical attention needed. To help people in a similar situation as Gary was, the McLean family sells 50/50 raffle tickets as a fun way to earn money for patients who need a colonoscopy. The family also holds a chicken dinner and an annual golf tournament to help fund the much needed medical treatments.

“Our family has raised over $100,000,” McNabb said. “Due to people’s generosity, we have helped one hundred and twenty five people with colon cancer screening and procedures. Every donation or 50/50 ticket purchase goes directly to the fund. Our family would like to thank every staff member that has purchased tickets for this cause. You are saving many lives and we appreciate your kindness and generosity.”