Pictured from left are Phillip Smith, Cristy Smith and chamber ambassador, Lucy Fields

Staff Report

For The Record

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that The Cure Starts Now Foundation – Southeast Texas Chapter has been named Member of the Month for August 2016. Chapter Director Cristy Smith accepted the award, sponsored by Sabine River Ford, from Ambassador and Director Lucy Fields, at the August Networking Coffee hosted by Neighbors Emergency Center Orange. The Cure Starts Now received gifts from several local merchants.

The Southeast Texas chapter of The Cure Starts Now was formed in honor and memory of Corbin Burnett, son of Cristy Smith. Corbin passed away at age 10 of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) a devastating, aggressive brain tumor of childhood, ten and a half months after diagnosis. The Cure Starts Now Cancer Research Foundation (501c3 Federal Non-Profit) is one of the only cancer foundations dedicated to a “homerun” cure for all cancers, starting first with one of the most deadly and difficult cancers: pediatric brain cancer. For more information on The Cure Starts Now Foundation or to make a donation, go to:  www.southeasttexas.thecurestartsnow.org.