Valley Girls & Guys! was originally formed in 2007 by Tina McDonough as a 3 Day walking team to raise money and to support the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for a Cure, in honor of her friend, Michelle Brown, who passed away from cancer later that year. Michelle was only 38 years old, leaving behind a 12 year old daughter and husband. Since then, the group has expanded beyond just fundraising for the 3-day walk for a cure. In October of 2014 officially became a 501(c)3 non-profit.
Valley Girls & Guys! has now expanded their efforts to all cancers and has recently transitioned to lavender for “all cancers.” They send blankets of “comfort and hope” all over the world, opened The Who House by harnessing the power of community to support cancer patients and their families and by providing Who Dream to those terminal with any type of cancer, provide scholarships to high school seniors, find local researchers, equipment, and more.
A few years ago, we teamed up with Mountain for Mammaries as well to help fund mammograms here locally in our state to those who can’t afford them or have no insurance to do so can receive one.
Valley Girls and Guys are active year round raising money to not only fight cancer, but to help patients and their families during treatment. We are changing and saving lives EVERY DAY!