Bob and Janet Ferguson honored as Lightning Community Heroes
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Bob and Janet Ferguson as the 39th Lightning Community Heroes of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Florida Panthers. The Ferguson's, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Camp Living Springs at Morton Plant Mease Foundation.
Bob and Janet Ferguson both are cancer survivors that know full-well how difficult it is to go through cancer treatments, especially chemotherapy and radiation treatment. After experiencing their own struggles, their hope is to help patients suffering from cancer a chance to unwind during the recovery process. The couple prescribes major doses of courage, comfort and enjoyment for cancer survivors and their families.
The Ferguson's both spent countless hours at Camp Living Springs, a Morton Plant Mease supported 100-acre all-expense paid three-day adult retreat facility that is intended to put the fun back into cancer patients' lives. The Ferguson's plan a variety of activities and invite cancer survivors to get away from their daily obligations by nurturing their spirits and building camaraderie through fishing, crafting, nature walks, karaoke, entertainment and dancing.