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Breast cancer benefit this Saturday

Article Published: Jan. 30, 2013 | Modified: Feb. 3, 2013
Breast cancer benefit this Saturday

Kim and Scott Burns before she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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A benefit dinner and concert will be held for the Kimberly Griffin Burns Benefit Fund from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Recreation Center in Morganton.

The event will include spaghetti and pinto beans “poor man” dinners, eat in or take out, served from 5 to 8 p.m. The band, Fox and Company, will be playing live music from 6 to 9 p.m. There will also be a silent auction and raffle.

Kimberly Burns, the wife of Blowing Rock ABC Store employee Scott Burns, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012.

“Kim completed chemotherapy in January and begins daily radiation treatment in February,” Scott Burns said. “She has two surgeries to undergo after course of radiation.”

The Burnses were married last spring, and Kim’s cancer was diagnosed a few months later in July.
“It has been a long road from July to now with still much to be done,” said Scott Burns.

Kim Burns will not be able to attend the fundraiser, because it is dangerous for her to be around a lot of people right after undergoing chemotherapy, Scott Burns said.

“We can’t give enough credit and thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Seby Jones Cancer Center and the Watauga Medical Center,” he said.

In addition to Kim’s battle with cancer, Scott Burns has been suffering from chronic neck pain and migraine headaches due to bone spurs in his vertebrae. He is currently undergoing pain management therapy and physical therapy for the bone spurs.

For more information on the Kimberly Griffin Burns fundraiser, call (828) 391-8258.

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