On Sept. 2, 2011, 11 years after first being diagnosed with breast cancer, Cindy Crane lost the battle. During the more than ten years Crane fought for her life, she saw firsthand the financial difficulties that cancer places on families and wanted to do what she could to lessen that burden for others.
The Cindy Crane Cancer Fund was established by Crane's family in her memory and is intended to offer financial assistance to Macon County families affected by cancer. “My family has discussed each year having a different type of tournament to raise money for the Cancer Fund,” said Stephanie Crane Bowles, Crane's eldest daughter. “Last year we held a golf tournament and this year it is a corn hole tournament at the Macon County Recreation Park that will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, from noon until 5 p.m.”