Traverse City – Nominations closed November 17th for our 2018 beneficiary selection process. The Grand Traverse Guns N Hoses board met yesterday to review each of the seven nominations, and rate each selection based on our outlined criteria. Although this year proved to be the most difficult selection process yet, we’ve selected our 2018 beneficiary.
The Grand Traverse Guns N Hoses board is proud to announce our support and official selection of Erin Banton & Family of Traverse City.
In June 2015, at age 34, Erin was diagnosed with stage I Breast Cancer. From the start, she has fought with bravery, love, and grace; determined to show cancer her true strength.
With the support from our amazing community and her family, Erin came out on top.
Less than two years later, in May 2017, Erin was diagnosed with stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer. Without knowing exactly what to expect, Erin and Travis will likely encounter extra medical expenses and loss of wages at their full time jobs as they will be caring for their three amazing boys, supporting one another, and putting Erin’s health first.
Travis and Erin have been humbled by the outpouring of support they’ve received and want to make sure each one of you know how genuinely grateful they are for your love and prayers. They carry them through the tough days and remind them that Team Banton isn’t going to quit!
If you’d like to follow Erin’s journey on her Caring Bridge page use this link below: