As part of a fundraising effort for Amanda & Andrew Harris, an online auction website is now live and will be taking bids through Tuesday, December 1.
The wife of trainer Andrew Harris, Amanda was diagnosed a stage III case in March 2015. Her treatments began in April and after 12 rounds of chemotherapy doctors reported her tumour had shrunk significantly. In late July, doctors performed a bilateral mastectomy and were able to remove the remainder of the cancerous growth from Amanda's chest, breast, and armpit.
Now nearing the conclusion of proton radiation therapy treatments, Amanda will be on hormone therapy for the next five years. The cost of many of these treatments have not been covered their medical insurance.
(To read Amanda's story in her own words, click the following link: Amanda Harris - My Story)
Trainer Casie Coleman has spearheaded a fundraising effort to help Amanda, Andrew and their two daughters with the cost of the treatments. The harness racing industry has responded with an outpouring of generosity, and the items donated include (but are not limited to) stallion services, sporting event and concert tickets, equine supplements, autographed driving colours, racebikes and joggers, apparel, Little Brown Jug tickets, cosmetics and design services. The site is up and running at harrisfundraiser.com.
Bidders only need to have a valid email address to take part in the auction. All information and terms are available on the auction page.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to provide individuals with another avenue to contribute financially.