Fundraiser to benefit Waxhaw business owner

Jan. 24, 2013 @ 09:56 PM

Neighbors and community members from the areas near the Wysacky Trading Post will hold a community breakfast to raise money for Cynthia Daniel, the business' owner.

Last summer Daniel was diagnosed with breast cancer and had surgery in July. Since then, running her business and paying medical expenses has been hard.

To help her, friends of Daniels and others in the community will hold a community breakfast to raise money for her on Saturday, Jan. 26. 

The event will be held at Bethlehem Methodist Church at 5300 Nesbit Road in Waxhaw and will run from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $6 per plate and those interested can either dine-in or get the meal to go. The breakfast will include eggs, biscuits, sausage, grits, country ham and drinks, according to an event flyer.

"Very grateful, I have a wonderful community I live in," Daniel said in reference to her thoughts about the fundraising effort.

She told a friend, Heather Shiflett, who runs Ava's Gift to June, about the breast cancer diagnosis who later began organization efforts to host a fundraiser for her. The cancer diagnosis last year and the economy have led to some hard times for her and the Wysacky Trading Post but she is now feeling better and is happy to see her neighbors, local churches and others coming out to help her and her business. She has had the Wysacky Trading Post since 2005, Daniel said.

"We just want to try to help her out with her medical expenses," Beverly Pike, who's helping to organize Saturday's community breakfast, said.

The Wysacky Trading Post is a neighborhood restaurant that a lot of people visit, Pike said. She said Daniel has done a lot for the community and they want to help her in return with the fundraiser.

They are working to get people involved including local churches and hope large amounts of people come out Saturday for the breakfast. They don't have a specific goal for the amount of money they want to raise but hope to raise as much as they can for Daniel, Pike said.