Lois Appleton’s friends and fellow church members are sponsoring a singing Saturday to benefit the Elkmont woman who has been battling cancer for five years.

Tonight there will be a hotdog supper beginning at 5 at Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church on Sandlin Road, followed by a singing at 7. One of the groups will be “Reflection,” according to church member Charlotte Shult.

Appleton had a brain aneurism about 10 years ago, and then in 2001 was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The cancer went into remission in 2002, according to Shult, but returned in 2005, this time affecting Appleton’s liver. She is currently receiving “aggressive” treatment in Birmingham, Shult said.

Shult said that the mobile home in which Appleton and her husband, Steve, live is “falling apart,” and moldy.

“This affects the health of a cancer patient who cannot breath while in her own home,” said Shult. She said that Appleton suffers bouts of chills and fever after receiving chemotherapy treatments.

The only insurance that Appleton has is Medicaid, Shult said.

Church members are hoping to raise enough money to replace the couple’s mobile home.

They have conducted yard sales, chicken stews, candle sales and tonight the supper and singing.

There is also a Lois Appleton Fund set up at Regions Bank.

For more information, call Shult a 426-8295.

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