Church pig-pickin' to benefit cancer patient

Oct. 03, 2013 @ 04:40 PM

Faith Baptist Church will come to the aid of one of its own this weekend.
The church will host a pig-pickin’, auction and bluegrass concert Saturday to raise money for church member Jeremy Moorefield, who has been battling cancer since the summer of 2011.
“I first had it in my jaw two year ago, and this is the third time I’ve had it,” says Jeremy, 31, of Sophia. “It’s a bone cancer, and it’s very painful. It’s also a fast-growing disease — it’s very aggressive — so we’re really having to trust in the Lord.”
Jeremy worries for his wife, Kelly, and his 8-year-old daughter, Hannah.
“I think it’s been harder on my family than on me,” he says. “This has made my faith a lot stronger.”
Jeremy has been undergoing chemotherapy and likely will need radiation treatment as well, he says. As with most chemo patients, the treatments sap him of his energy and strength, making it impossible for him to work.
That’s why the church decided to host the fundraiser for the Moorefields — to raise money that will help with the family’s mounting medical expenses.
The fundraiser will include a pig-pickin’ with barbecue and all the fixin’s, with plates selling for $8 apiece; a silent auction; and a bluegrass concert featuring the Snyder Family Band from Lexington.
“This means the world to us,” Jeremy says. “We appreciate everything that everybody has done for us.”
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A fundraiser benefiting the Jeremy Moorefield family will be held Saturday, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Faith Baptist Church, 5744 Mendenhall Road, Trinity.
The event will include a barbecue pig-pickin’ ($8 per plate) from 3 to 6 p.m., a silent auction from 3 to 6 p.m., and a bluegrass concert featuring the Snyder Family Band at 6 p.m.
Proceeds will go to the family of Jeremy Moorefield to assist with medical expenses.