Prom Party fundraiser is Saturday in Edwards
If You Go
What: Amy Scherm’s Bitchin’ Prom Party
Where: e town, Edwards Riverwalk
When: 9 p.m. Saturday
Tickets: $30. That gets you admission and two drink tickets
Information: It’s a benefit for Amy Scherm’s battle against breast cancer, and also a good reason to have a great party. Raffles, silent auction and food. For info, go to amysboobs.com.
EDWARDS — Amy Scherm never met anything she wouldn’t attack flat out, including a party, and that explains how she is handling cancer.
Scherm, 31, is a ski instructor, downhill biker, ginger ninja and costume contest queen. She’s hosting a Bitchin’ Prom Party as a fundraiser and not something staid.
“Cancer sucks” she accurately said.
Thirty-one is not very old, certainly not old enough to be dealing with this. And yet, here she is.
“I’m not scared. I’m ready for it to be done,” she said.
She is reaching out to women 35 and younger who have cancer, looking for patterns. Diet maybe? Stress? Something else?
She initially found the lump in April. She thought she must have fallen on her ski pole and had a calcium deposit.
She fell again this summer and banged the same spot. It hurt so badly it brought her to tears.
She went to the doctor, who ran all kinds of tests, including a mammogram. There’s no family history and she’s young and healthy. The doctors figured it wouldn’t be cancer, but it was.
“They got the biopsy and the doctor called. He couldn’t believe it,” Scherm said.
The question is whether the cancer is in her bloodstream. If that happens it starts multiplying. Just in case, she starts chemotherapy next week.
“It has been a whirlwind,” Scherm said.
Saturday, though, is a party. The silent auction features skis, dinners, lodging snowcat tours, a pink Yeti cooler, wine, tickets to WinterWonderGrass Festival and more. They’ll be raffling stuff off and there’s a photo booth. The DJ is DJ Doboy.
Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.