The official tally is in, after an amazing night of community bonding and generosity, the grand total raised to help Glenn Lightner and to fight cancer is $121,185 (so far)! We hardly thought this was possible!
At the very first fundraising committee meeting (just 7 weeks ago), Glenn’s dad Larry Lightner was literally shaking in disbelief. Asked if he was alright, Larry responded, “I am overwhelmed. I looked around the table and saw this group of people that are giving my son a chance to live. Words cannot express how overwhelming that is for me.”
After Saturday night, the Lightners saw hundreds of people around dozens of tables, giving Glenn a chance.
Here is an “official statement” from the committee about the funds raised:
“The Rally in the Valley committee is overwhelmed and thankful beyond words for our community’s generosity in exceeding our published fundraising goal of $107,000. We acknowledge that it will likely be a few months before the Lightners know the total costs of Glenn’s treatments due to follow up tests, consultations and unanticipated procedures. We will meet with the Lightners to determine if additional funds are needed. Should there be any excess funds, they will be donated to support other local families whose lives have been adversely affected by illness, as per the guidelines of the Smile Forever Foundation.”