Rep. Saunders’ charity bake sale raises $5k for American Cancer Society

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, March 9, 2020

STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2020) — State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) recently led efforts to raise more than $5,200 for cancer research during the Indiana House of Representatives’ ninth-annual bake sale and silent auction.

“I love putting this event on each year,” Saunders said. “It is always interesting to see the unique items and creative cakes and baked goods donated each year. For nearly a decade, this has been a fun way to support a great cause. Each person who donates sweets and historical pieces, or purchases an item, helps us get closer to finding a cure for this awful disease.”

House members, their spouses and House staff donated baked goods and historical items to sell and auction off for the event, which was joined by the Indiana Senate for the first time this year. Included was an antique photo of President Abraham Lincoln from 1865, and a Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush inauguration invitation.

Saunders began the fundraiser in 2011, to help support two members of the Indiana House of Representatives’ staff when they were diagnosed with cancer. Both women later won their fights against the disease.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to help the fight against cancer. Visit for more information on how to support The American Cancer Society.

State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) represents House District 54,
which includes Henry County and portions of Rush and Wayne counties.
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