Handbag fundraiser raises money for cancer organization

Posted at 8:23 PM, Feb 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-07 20:26:48-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - Cancer patients often have to battle more than just the devastating disease. The legal and financial challenges of treatment can become overwhelming, too.

The Legal Information Network for Cancer or LINC offers help for cancer patients in Central Virginia.

Michelle Goodwin said neededed help after she was diagnosed with a Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at 27 and quit her West Coast advertising job.

Goodwin said LINC helped answer her legal and insurance questions.

"The relief that comes from knowing that someone is going to help you solve this insane problem that weighs on you almost more than having cancer,"  Goodwin said. "The money thing; that'll make you... sick in itself."

The "It's in the Bag" fundraiser for the organization took place Thursday at 7 p.m. in Glen Allen at the Snag-a-Job headquarters.

LINC auctioned off more than 100 handbags during their biggest fundraiser of the year.