For many years, Shirley’s Way has been a lifeline for cancer patients and their families in dealing with the cost of treatments and living expenses while fighting this disease.
Tonight, in partnership with Khali’s, the Shirley’s Way Gaming Room will officially open to help the nonprofit organization continue to give support to those families in need.
“I want to encourage everyone to come out and support Shirley’s Way in this new venture,” says Councilwoman Cindi Fowler (D-14). “This gaming room has the potential to be a very successful fundraising effort for an organization that gives support and a helping hand to these families.”
“Those of us who have worked with Shirley’s Way over the years know this is a good cause and so many people rely on the help this organization gives to the community,” says Councilman David Yates (D-25). “This new gaming room is a way to have fun and help many people get through a very tough and emotional situation.”
Both Fowler and Yates have been strong supporters of Shirley’s Way through their Neighborhood Development Funds and donation drives such as the annual Metro Council Coat Drive.
The Shirley’s Way Gaming Room has 35 new digital pull tab machines. The organization splits the proceeds from gaming with the company that has supplied the machines.
The Grand Opening will be held tonight, Friday August 16th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. There will be fun and door prizes as part of the festivities. After tonight, the gaming room’s regular operating hours will be 11:00am to 10:00pm seven days a week.
Shirley’s Way was founded in 2014 and is named in honor of Shirley Mulrooney of Louisville. In the course of her life, she was known as a loving person who always was there for those in need. She was a giving, yet simple person who never really cared about material things. She loved her family and kids in general. She passed in March of 2013 after liver cancer spread throughout her body.
Shirley’s Way has a simple mission of supporting cancer patients and their families. They support them by paying mortgage, car payments, insurance and utilities as needed so they can concentrate on fighting the disease and not worry about how they will live. To date the organization has raised more than $750,000 to help cancer victims and their families.
The new gaming room is located inside of Khali’s which is located at 10966 Dixie Highway.
If you would like to know more about Shirley’s Way or would like to contribute to help them carry on their work, go to https://shirleysway.com/