Check to benefit The Cure Starts Now
Big Daddy’s recently donated a check with $6,200 to The Cure Starts Now.
Big Daddy’s hosted a customer appreciation day and donated the proceeds to the charity. Plates of crawfish were sold for $10 each in order to collect the funds.
The Cure Starts Now foundation collects money to help children who suffer from brain cancer. Cristy Burnett, lost her son Corbin in 2001 to the rare form of cancer, diffuse pontine glioma, which is inoperable affects about 250 children per year. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for this deadly disease which is also the most resistant of all cancers to treatment. She organizes an annual gala in honor of her son and to raise money for The Cure Starts Now.
DIPG affects the pons portion of the brainstem which renders the nervous system function impossible. Symptoms include double vision, inability to close the eyelids completely, dropping one side of the face, and difficulty chewing and swallowing. Unfortunately these symptoms usually worsen rapidly because the tumor is rapidly growing.
Pictured with the check is Brandy Ashworth, Payton Landry, Todd Landry, Dawanna Landry, Carl Davis, Delores Stephens, Phillip Smith, Cristy Burnett and Desia Davis.