In May, cancer survivor and Imerman Angels Professionals Board member Devlin Gray held an event at his home that benefitted Imerman Angels. Devlin charged $10 per person for entrance and spent a significant amount of time during the event telling attendees about Imerman Angels’ mission and how the funds raised for the organization directly benefit cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.
There was a great deal of fun to be had, as well. Devlin supplied food and drinks, and guests played games throughout the evening. One of those games required a payment of $2 to the pot to play. Rules dictated that the winner of the game would receive 50 percent of the pot and Imerman Angels would receive the other 50 percent. However, most winners told Devlin to give their percentage of the money to Imerman Angels.
The event itself was a great success, helping to spread awareness and keep Imerman Angels one-on-one support free. The fundraising did not stop after the night ended, either. Following the event, a co-worker of Devlin’s cousin – who is a cancer survivor himself – made a donation after Devlin’s cousin told him about Imerman Angels.
Devlin was diagnosed with AML Leukemia at 11 months old. He relapsed twice and had two bone marrow transplants, with his younger brother the donor for both. Devlin has been in remission since 1995, when he was four-and-a-half years old.
The head of a survivor’s clinic told Devlin about Imerman Angels and encouraged Devlin to reach out to the organization. 2016 is Devlin’s first year on the Professionals Board.
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