The next award was a shared award between 3-year-old Nolan Wasson and Stayce Woodburn. They are heroes in helping Leah Wasson, Nolan’s sister. Nolan Wasson is a 100 percent match for a bone marrow transplant for his second-grade sister who is battling leukemia. Woodburn is Nolan’s mother’s childhood friend and will be on the surgery team when Nolan goes in for the bone marrow transplant. They both were nominated by Bethesda Preschool, who assembled the LEGO figures that everyone in the audience received after the show.
The last hero was Colts Coach Chuck Pagano who was diagnosed with acute leukemia. Pagano agreed to shave Dr. Adam Perler’s head for the evening to honor those who have battled cancer. The IBC’s dance choreographer, dancer, and Dr. Doug Blacklidge also shaved their heads.
There was an auction with prizes such as a Colts helmet, dually signed by Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning, Colts tickets, Pacers tickets, a dinner with Colts player Gary Brackett, and a painting created by Leah Wasson.
All of the money from the evening went toward pediatric cancer research.
Childhood cancer is the second leading cause of death, next to accidents, yet less than 4 percent of governmental funds for cancer research actually go toward finding a cure for this terrible disease.
For more information about this event, visit the website at www.pointetothecure.org.