June 3, 2011

Ashton Miller Benefit Night

We are honored to be holding a Benefit Night for Ashton Miller on
Thursday, June 9 from 7 to 9p!

Until we were approached by Ashton's family and friends (better known as Ashton's Angels), we were not aware of the lack of funding and support for cancer patients between the ages of 18 and 21.  This age bracket does not fit into the "childhood cancer" category, nor does it fall under "adult" patients.......these young adults need help and we must assist in the awareness of the cause.

Ashton Miller was diagnosed with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcome (ERMS), a rare form of childhood cancer in July 2007 at the age of 18.  A 2006 grad of Western Guilford High School, Ashton was a talented artist, and dreamed of opening her own art gallery and living in Paris.  Through the generosity of hundreds of people, she was able to visit Paris with her family in December of 2009.  

She battled cancer for a little over two and half years until losing the fight in March of 2010.  Ashton was a senior at The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, majoring in art and art history.  Here, she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.

The purpose of The Ashton Fund is to raise money for the arts, contribute to the WGHS HUGE Fund (Help Us Get to Europe), raise money for young adults with cancer and to help deserving students at both WGHS and UNC-CH pursue the field of art/art history by providing them the chance to travel to Europe.

Please come and join us on Thursday, June 9 for a great opportunity to help raise money for Ashton's Fund.  We will be collecting donations and we will also donate a portions of sales to the organization.  Her favorite cake, Old Fashioned Chocolate, will be available by the slice all night in honor of her and her fight.

Ashton's gallery of artwork with be on display for all to see and admire her talents!