For many of us cancer has affected someone we know. It’s a disease that knows no boundaries and it can strike at anytime.Betty Adams of Fairfield has had cancer hit home, not once, twice, but three times between her and her husband. In 2000 her husband don was diagnosed with kidney cancer. They removed his kidney and he’s doing fine today. In 2005 Betty was told she had breast cancer, a fight she battled and won. But now, she’s facing another round — this time with sarcoma cancer that was found in her pelvic bone. To many in the fairfield area, Betty Adams is known for her volunteerism, strong faith and community spirit. Family friend Lisa Riportella says, “Betty is an example for every woman, young girl in our community especially and that’s why when I heard what was going on with her I had to do something.” A statement that Betty is humbled by and says, “I have the most awesome support system I mean, barely a day goes by that I don’t get a card in the mail and phone calls and I don’t know how people do it who don’t have that support and my family it’s overwhelming most of the time because who am I?” A cancer benefit is being held for Betty Adams with 100% of the proceeds going to Adams. The event will showcase lia sophia jewelry from the new fall catalog as well as pampered chef catalog. Jewelry and kitchenware will be set up at Calvary Temple in Waterville on Thursday, September 24 from 6pm-8:30pm. There will be demonstrations and orders will be taken during that time. Lisa Riportella, who is helping head up the benefit says, “It would be a great way to get some holiday shopping done early and for a great cause.” Riportella would like to invite everyone from the community to the benefit with a special invite to those who may have been touched by cancer in one way or another who may just want to come to talk and develop friendships.What: Betty Adams Cancer Benefit When: Thursday, September 246pm – 8:30pm Where: Calvary TempleWest River Road, Waterville100% of proceeds go to Betty Adams. If you would like to place an order, but are unable to attend you can email [email protected] for that contact information.