Events planned to support 5-year-old’s cancer treatments – The Augusta Chronicle

A blood drive and benefit ride to support 5-year-old Mason Burnettes cancer treatments is being held this week in Glascock County.

In January, just a few days after his fifth birthday, Mason Burnette was diagnosed with Stage IV high-riskNeuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer.

Mason received more than10 platelet and blood transfusions. He successfully underwent an adrenalectomy after five rounds of chemotherapy treatments. Mason is expected to soon receive a stem cell transplant. His family is hosting a blood drive in honor of Mason to help spread the word on just how much donating blood can affect the lives of childhood cancer patients.

The blood drive, held in conjunction with Shepeard Blood Center, is scheduled for Thursday, July 22, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 437 East Main St. in Gibson.

The benefit ride will begin at Brassell Park in Gibson July 24at 10 a.m. with the approximately 50-mile ride pulling out around 11 a.m. Organizers welcomebikes, jeeps, hot rods, and any vehicles to take part.

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