This year the Diamond Gala of the Keys will honor Bascom Grooms as our Champion of Hope. Diagnosed June 17, 2016 with throat cancer, Bascom went through a treatment plan of 7 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy from July 7, 2016 to August 24, 2016.
As a sponsor of the 2016 Gala, Bascom was at last year’s Gala listening to 2016 Champion of Hope, Frankie Gutierrez, talk about his cancer journey.
“Never did I imagine that I would be diagnosed with cancer soon after that night,” said Bascom. “Honestly, I felt great and was probably in the best physical shape of my life at the time.”
Those who have known Bascom over the years have enjoyed his awesome voice. From Key West High School Chorus days, to Rotary Club song, and even special appearances with the Spectrelles, Bascom has been a crowd pleaser for years! His fans are so happy that not only has he fought throat cancer and won, he can still belt out a song and bring a smile to everyone’s face when he does!
Please join us in honoring Bascom as our 2018 Champion of Hope!
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