Ransford Rocks Cancer
Sunday, September 10th from 3pm-7pm
“Fight Like a Longhorn” has become the battle cry of a community rallying around longtime resident and beloved local teacher, Danny Ransford, who is currently battling colon cancer.
It is a cry that is bringing people together from around the world; friends as far as Sweden have reached out and shown support.
Closer by, the Ransfords have received support from the Shuckers Foundation – who came to do room makeovers for Ransford’s three girls – as well as many other local businesses including Thales Academy, where Ransford has taught third grade for nine years.
For Ransford, the journey will be grueling; surgery as well as chemotherapy at Rex UNC until Thanksgiving in addition to a range of other treatments. But he is feeling optimistic and strong, bolstered by his community. “Its been overwhelming, truly overwhelming,” says Ransford.
On Sunday, September 10 from 3-7 p.m. Gatehouse Tavern along with the Wake Forest community and parents and teachers from Thales, will be hosting a fundraiser for Danny to help cover medical costs. The event will feature live music, food, games and facepainting for kids and more.