The story and survival of a young Jefferson County teen has prompted a fundraiser to benefit the Golisano Children’s Cancer Hospital.
Ben Towles, 17, of Adams Center, was diagnosed with a diffuse large b-cell nonHodgkens lymphoma in October. At the time of his chest x-ray the hospital discovered that he was in stage 3 of the cancer. He was quickly sent to Upstate Medical’s pediatric cancer center.
Towles is now healthy and holding a benefit to raise money for the new state-of-the-art pediatric cancer wing that is currently under construction.
The 1st Annual Give Back to Golisano Benefit will be held on Friday, September 2nd starting at 4 p.m. at the Can Am Speed Way in Lafargeville. All proceeds from the benefit fundraiser will be donated to the Pediatric Cancer Wing.
Christine Martin Racing and Ben Towles have put the benefit together and are hoping to raise over $5,000 to give back to the cancer center that Towles attributes his life to.
Can Am Speed Way has agreed to donate $2 from each ticket sold on Friday back to the Believe in Ben Foundation, who will give all funds to the hospital.
The event will also include raffles, food, music and entertainment for all ages.
For more information visit www.canammotorsports.com, and watch the complete video story with Ben Towles, family members and the General Manager from Can Am Speed Way.