Food, Fun and Betty White: A Survivor Gives Back by Raising Awareness and Money

When Stacy Botkin heard the news that she had breast cancer in November 2007, she took a deep breath, looked her doctor in the eye and decided right then and there to face this disease head on.

Stacy is now celebrating 5 years of being cancer free, but she continues to the fight in a different way- she raises money for Komen Columbus to help find a cure and increase awareness.

Enjoy a fun night of food, fun and Betty White! (L-R) Patti Williams, Cathy Boston (as Betty White) and Stacy Botkin

Stacy is not one to stand on the sidelines. Even when she was undergoing treatment and recovering from her surgeries, she was active and maintained a positive attitude and was determined to live and enjoy life.

“After I started my chemo, my hair was beginning to fall out, so I had a Mexican and Margarita party with friends and we shaved my head,” said Botkin

It’s this same whimsical spirit that has fueled her latest fundraising efforts- a Pig Roast with a live band, dunk tank and even Betty White (well kind of).

Come cheer on Stacy and her softball team, “4 get about it” to victory and stay for a night of food and fun all for a good cause. Game times are 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. The festivities will kick off during the second game.

Here are the details:
When: Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bill McDonald Athletic Complex, 4900 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, 43214 (baseball fields 3-8)
Why: Fundraise for Komen Columbus

Pig Roast by City Barbeque – $10 in advance
Dinner served at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Dunk Tank- Two ball for $1
•    For only $10 you can pick who you want to dunk.  If the person picked does not want to get dunked, they can match the $10 donation.
Enjoy the music of The Wright Sound.

For more information about the event, please email Stacy  at The last day to buy a ticket is Tuesday, June 26.


Mt. Carmel’s Mobile Mammography unit will be at Thursday’s event performing routine mammograms from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Please call ahead to schedule your mammography appointment (614) 561-6237. Please bring a photo ID and your insurance card to appointment.