By Marianne Mueller


Family, friends and the community came out in loving support of 1991 Hononegah High School graduate Angie Baker on Saturday, July 24. The Roscoe VFW Post 2955 buzzed with high energy as a benefit came to life to help Baker in her fight. Baker’s personal journey began in January when she was diagnosed at the age of 43 with Stage Two Breast Cancer.

Baker is a familiar face who is well known from working at First National Bank Trust for a number of years.

Side effects of the chemotherapy have drained her energy and made her too sick to work. During treatments it had been discovered that Baker has a low red blood cell count, which has extended her treatment plan as she faces surgery and radiation. After learning of Angie’s prognosis friends decided to organize a day of outreach and fun dedicated to helping Angie fight like a girl.

An estimated over 150 supporters joined event organizers “The A Team” in cheering Angie on all the way. Fighting closely right beside Baker is her 16-year-old daughter Lexi.

A pig roast offered more than enough to feed everyone. A 50-50 raffle added even more fun. Rows of very nice items made up a silent auction.

Laughter which is always the best medicine was created by comedians of “Chill Pill Comedy.”

Pink Heals Guardians of the Ribbon rolled into the parking lot in the “Patty” the car and the fire truck called, “Sherry.” Each Guardian greeted Baker offering encouraging words and giving warm hugs. Baker was the first to sign the fire truck followed by her daughter followed by many friends.

Pink Heals headed inside where they had T-shirts in different designs available for purchase.  Profits from every sale went directly to Angie. On top of that generosity Pink Heals went a step ahead donating an extra $500 giving a total of $886.

Specialty T-shirts listed 29 sponsors on the back. The front of the shirt displays a large pink circle representing the erasing of the Cancer. The words “Angie Team” sit on a pink line in the circle.

Around 20 participants riding in cars and bikes went on a Poker run returning in time to take part in all of the indoor action.

In honor of Angie’s fight a number of Spirit Cinch bags have been sponsored and are being donated to the Swedish American Oncology Treatment Center; each personalized with Angie’s name.

Donations may also be made at gofund.me/25t63dcc. Please help Angie win her fight as she kicks cancer out of her life.

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