Tuman Breast Cancer Foundation holds fundraiser
Members of the community joined together for yoga, worship, music, food, and games for the children at the Second Annual Tuman Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraiser event. This event is designed to bring awareness of the foundation to Prosper and to raise money to support women through their journey of breast cancer treatment and recovery.
The event was held at Silo Park on Sunday, Oct. 24.
Erin Hester and Trenton Roberts came to the event to support their friends and to enjoy the atmosphere.
“We really like the organization and what it stands for,” Hester said. “The culture of helping others is really great. I enjoy the live music, the crowd, the company, and just being outside in this beautiful weather.”
“I really like events where there is live music,” Roberts said. “This is the sort of event I would gladly attend, helping others, having a drink, and enjoying the music. This is a nice area too, so we have really enjoyed it.”
Katy Manning is one of the board members of the foundation.
“We are so blessed to be here,” Manning said. “We are able to help women whatever they need. We want to provide laundry, groceries, taking care of children, all of it. This is such an important group and really represents the community feel of Prosper.”
“I am friends with Natalie, the founder of this group,” Manning said. “When I learned that Natalie had breast cancer it really shook me because she is so young and healthy. It really made me realize that any of us can get sick and we all could use the support. I prayed about it and really felt called to help this group.”
Sam and Michelle Ellis happened upon the event and decided to attend.
“The live music has been amazing and the barbeque has been delicious,” Michelle Ellis said. “We saw all the pink and both of our mothers had breast cancer, so we could tell it was a good cause. The more we are learning about it, we are really grateful that we stopped by. We will definitely be getting more information about the foundation so we can learn more and maybe come to more events.”
“The small town feel of Prosper, especially the feeling right here in downtown Prosper is great,” Michelle Ellis said. “We do not live in Prosper but live close by, and we will drive out here to hang out because it really is a friendly place to spend the day. It does not surprise me that there is a foundation like this that helps neighbors because this is the type of place that Prosper is.”
Many of the food truck owners at Silo Park do not work on Sundays, but were willing to work because the foundation is so crucial to the community. Charles Newman owns the barbecue truck.
“We wanted to come out and support this group,” Newman said. “Good food and great company are part of what brings people together and the Tuman Foundation is an important group. We want to support this because it provides such care for others. Worth working on a Sunday.”
Board member Lacey Trovster said, “When the motto of Prosper is ‘Stronger Together,’ and it is so easy to incorporate that into this organization and to work together to support women. We all have to work together to be strong. Everyone has been impacted by breast cancer, and we all need to work for awareness and support of these women in our community. That is what Prosper is all about.”