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Special ball raises money for 'Singleton Moms' with cancer

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PHOENIX -

It's difficult enough being a single parent, but imagine being a single Mom or Dad while you're battling cancer.

There's an organization here in the valley called "Singleton Moms" where volunteers help single parents who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Moms got the royal treatment in preparation for a special ball being held on Saturday.

Cancer survivor Bekki Neugart fell in love with this dress the moment she tried it on.

She'll get to wear it to a fundraiser for Singleton Moms, an organization that supports single parents who have gone through or are currently fighting cancer.  

"It is tough raising and being a single parent while struggling through this," said Neugart, a Singleton Mom and volunteer.

"They actually brought me meals. came and cleaned my house. so it really helped," said Neugart.

Board President Janet Story said singleton moms also helps parents to pay their monthly bills and offers activities for their kids.

It's the only program of its kind in Arizona and depends entirely on the support of volunteers.

"Every mom who comes into our program at a certain point get what we call a 'care coordinator' and that person actually sees them on a regular basis, meets with them, make sure that their needs are being met," said Story.

Now in remission, Neugart has become a volunteer for Singleton Moms, helping once a month at the group's "Bare Necessities Drive."

"The moms can come in and grab toilet paper, toothpaste, deodorant, so it's just the bare necessities 'cause, you know, all that adds up," said Neugart.

This weekend's giving hands ball is being held in honor of single parents just like Neugart; and the community has stepped forth to help moms get ready for their special night.

Azteca Bridal Salon is offering a free gown to any of the singleton moms that are attending the ball. They also can get their hair and makeup done by a local salon just in time for the ball.

"It's a night where we can all feel beautiful because some of us moms don't have hair ...and, you know, they don't feel normal," said Neugart.

Looking radiant, Neugart's cancer scar isn't noticeable; you see a confident, beautiful woman who put her family first.

"My daughter was my biggest strength so I think that's what makes all of us moms fight for our kids," said Neugart.

Singleton Moms
www.singletonmoms.org/

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