Local women hold dinner to help families of children battling cancer

Heather Nyberg-Schlotzhauer

Beacon Correspondent

Trina Pockett is well-known in the community for her ladies gatherings to better themselves and become stronger leaders. Recently, Pockett accepted the director position at the new Multi-Generational Center in Fortuna.

To connect local women for the good of others, Pockett created a Facebook event to meet at a local restaurant and have dinner together after hearing about local children battling cancer.

"I really feel this is a good use of our time, and collectively we can give more to these families," Pockett said. "I love to connect women for different things, and this was a great way for us all to catch up and make a difference."

Pockett credits the willingness of the local community to help other children and their families so willingly to Stacy Craig, whose son has been battling cancer.

"Stacy changed the culture of our society by educating and inspiring people to become aware," Pockett said.

The group was able to send more than $250 in gift cards to the families to help offset the expense of gas and hotels.

"Not everyone has outside support and knowing other people care can make a huge difference in your state of mind," Pockett said. "It is so important to keep positive thoughts and let these children and families know we are here by their sides."

You can follow Konar Davenport on Facebook at PrayforKonar and Kirstyn Wilwerding at Kirstyn's Giving' Cancer the Smackdown.

Photo by Heather Nyberg-Schlotzhauer/Beacon

A small group of community members brought together by Trina Pockett gathered for dinner to donate more than $250 to families of local children battling cancer.