Step up and join Clayton’s Journey

In a small community such as ours, we often open our hearts and prayers up for friends and families in need. Many of us know of hardworking, deserving families who are going through rough times.

One such family is the Sean and Jessica Earley family of Martinsville. Their two-year-old son Clayton was diagnosed with retinoblastoma (eye cancer) and has undergone extensive treatments. He now is doing well with an artificial eye.

Both local chapters of Beta Sigma Phi, a non-academic international sorority, and the local office of Modern Woodmen of America have partnered in holding a fundraiser for the Earley family to help with their monumental medical bills and expenses. The fundraiser is Saturday, March 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Wilmington Savings Bank Senior Center on Nelson Avenue in Wilmington. There will be a bake sale, raffles, a silent auction, games for the kids and Beta Sigma Phi’s famous steak sandwiches. Local optometrist Dr. David Brown will be available for questions and will even do a brief screening for retinoblastoma.

Please let your readers know that they can support the Earley family by attending the event and/or by making a tax-deductible donation. Make checks payable to Modern Woodmen of America, and mail to Attn: Dan Mayo, 120 Fairway Drive Unit C, Wilmington, OH 45177. Please write “Clayton’s Family’s Journey” at the bottom of the check. A receipt will be mailed to the donor upon request.

Everyone involved is excited about this opportunity to help the Earley family and appreciates all of the support that we have already received from businesses, churches, friends and family. Modern Woodmen of American will match up to $2,500 that is raised, and we are well on our way to meeting this challenge. With the help of the whole community, we can meet, or beat, our goal!

Bonnie Mathews

President, Beta Master Chapter

Beta Sigma Phi