Laughlin Chamber Announces Name Change for Cancer Walk Event
To be renamed in honor of the late Connie Davis
Laughlin, December 14th, 2016: Shortly after the announcement of the 4th Annual Laughlin/Bullhead 5k Cancer Walk event, to be held th at NV, at the Pyramid Canyon Day Use Area. The Laughlin Chamber of Commerce received a letter from Mike Conner, the Executive Director of the River Fund, Inc.
"With the recent passing of Executive Director Connie Davis, I would like to propose to the Board that the event now be referred to as the "The Connie Davis 5k Walk for Cancer"
Connie Davis, the Executive Director of the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce since 2011, passed away in August after a long battle with cancer. Davis joined the Laughlin Chamber in 1999. After her promotion to Executive Director, she oversaw the prestigious annual Community Achievement Awards for many years, as well as the annual Chefs' Food Fest, which raises money for the locally-based River Fund. She served on the Boards for River Fund, WestCare AZ and Mohave County Airport Authority for several years. Most of all and most important to Connie was her commitment to local cancer awareness programs including River Fund's "Cancer Connection", Relay for Life and We Care Cancer Support.
Conner Continued with:
"Connie was the leader in starting up this new fund raising event over three years ago, which has raised approximately $10,500 for the River Fund Cancer Connection in just the past two years. These funds have been instrumental in assisting cancer patients and their families with durable medical equipment, office visit co-pays and assistance with actual cancer treatment costs."
It is with much happiness that The Laughlin Chamber of Commerce and its Board of Directors announce that the event has been renamed the "The Connie Davis 5k Walk for Cancer". (ALL of the proceeds of the 5k Cancer Walk go to the "Cancer Connection")
Registration forms and sponsorship information are available inside the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.