This Buckeye quilt is one of many items that will be auctioned off during the CAP fundraiser. (Photo submitted
This Buckeye quilt is one of many items that will be auctioned off during the CAP fundraiser. (Photo submitted

PUTNAM COUNTY — The Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program (CAP) is celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2014.

They are hosting their annual auction and dance benefit o Saturday, April 12, and invite everyone and help them celebrate this program in Putnam County.

Numerous items will be up for auction during this year’s event including a riding lawnmower donated by HG Violet in Delphos, a king size Buckeye quilt made and donated by Chasity Tietje and two polyvinyl gliding chairs donated by Leipsic Do It Best.

The Auction and dance will be held at the Ottawa K of C with doors opening at 5 p.. The auctions tarts at 6 p.m. The dance will follow fro 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Admission is $5 and there will be food and beverages available for purchase. Along with the auction they will have a 50/50 drawing, raffle items, silent auction of baked goods and many other things.

The Cancer Assistance program was started in 2004 to help Putnam County residents that are dealing with the financial burdens of battling cancer. The program started out helping cancer patients with residents of Putnam County that are dealing with the financial burdens of battling cancer.

The program started out helping cancer patients with mileage to and from treatments and doctor’s appointments. It has now evolved to the point where they are able to help patients with prescriptions, medical supplies and supplements, wigs and copays that are not covered by insurance.

In 2013 CAP helped 80 people battling cancer in Putnam County and paid out over $96,000.

“It is because of the generous and caring businesses and individuals in our communities, and the many CAP volunteers that we are able to keep this program going,” said Lori Schroeder., CAP Event coordinator, “The Annual Auction & Dance Benefit is our single largest fundraiser for the program and we are asking once again that everyone come out and support this great program we have in our county. We need everyone’s help to see that this program perpetuates into the future.”

You can also visit their website at www.pccap.org for more program information or to make a donation to CAP.