Holiday Cancer Program Fundraiser Underway

Holiday Cancer Program Fundraiser Underway

Jim Chesley, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) board vice chairman, is a longtime supporter of INOVA Health System’s “Life with Cancer” program. For 18 years, he and his Dominion Cruisers group, the Clifton Lions Club, and the City of Fairfax have organized a popular Labor Day weekend car show to raise money for the program.

For many years, they ran the show in Clifton, where Chesley lives. But when it grew too large for the tiny town, the City of Fairfax began hosting the event.

Chesley says, “‘Life with Cancer’ has been an integral part of the healthcare community since 1986. It helps those facing cancer by providing information, education and support free of charge to patients, their relatives and their friends, regardless of where treatment is received.”

Chesley has taken on a new fundraising challenge in time for the holidays: He is offering the VMD co-op family the opportunity to purchase a limited-edition collectible, the #23 Life with Cancer race car, for $10 each.

“These are 1/64 die-cast replicas of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race car driven by David Ragan during the Oct. 16, 2016, Citizen Soldier 400 in Dover,” Chesley says.

The cars are available at INOVA hospital gift shops or directly through Chesley. All payments are tax-deductible and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Life with Cancer. Chesley notes that the model cars “make great stocking stuffers.”

For more information, contact Chesley at 703-830-2129 or