Since the first Cattle Baron's Ball 20 years ago, that party has raised nearly $2-million in the fight against cancer. This weekend, the stage is set again for dancing, dining, and live auctions at the V-8 ranch. But here is something you have not seen before, Blake Tarver, an area cancer survivor, is donating his hand-made wind chimes for the auction. They are a work of artistry that he says is straight from the heart.
"The chimes I've built have been behind me that is a tribute to the survivors and the broken hearts from around that is for the broken hearts that we all have gone through. We hope to raise $3,500 to go to the cancer society," says Blake Tarver, who is battling non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
All the money raised at the Cattle Baron's Ball, 30% goes to National Cancer Research. The rest stays in Lubbock to fund much needed patient services and cancer education.
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