Stacy Masters getting ready for Relay for Life
Stacy Masters of Arbyrd has been a leader in the Buffalo Island Relay for Life for several years. Her mother is a cancer survivor which was a motivator for Stacy but it became even more personal last year when she, too, was diagnosed with breast cancer on March 29.
Stacy is a big New York Yankee fan and her brother, Charles McDole, is a big Mets fan.
"On my bucket list was going to see a Yankee's game," Masters said. "About two months after I was diagnosed, my brother got us tickets for the Subway Series in New York. It was great trip. This year the major league to raise awareness for breast cancer gave away pink baseballs and bats on Mother's Day. I missed it but when I saw one of the bats I commented I wish I had been there to get one."
Wishes sometimes do come true. Masters has a friend who has a friend with the St. Louis Cardinals, and the next thing she knew she received a call inquiring what she wanted on her pink bat.
She had the New York Yankee's emblem, her name and the date she and her brother were in New York. Two weeks ago Masters was in St. Louis for a Cardinal/Yankee three game series and she was presented the personalized pink baseball bat by the Cardinals.
"Even though I am a Yankee fan, I really appreciate the Cardinals' organization for going out of their way to get me the pink bat," Stacy said.
Stacy and husband Doug have two sons. Doug provides the music and PA System each year for the Buffalo Island Relay. Stacy has a team and continues to raise funds for a cure.
Proceeds from the Relay for Life activities go to the American Cancer Society.
Stacy continues to volunteer for the BI Relay for Life.
This year's Relay for Life will be Friday, June 13, starting at 5:30 p.m. Due to the rain forecast the event has been moved to the Sanders Building (next to Adams Gin, in Leachville). Survivors will be recognized at 6:30 p.m. and make the first victory lap. There will be concessions, silent auction and activities. This year's theme is the 1950s -- Rocking and Rolling for a Cure.