Chick-fil-A joins SAGU in fight against cancerWaxahachie, Texas — February 5, 2013 — The Waxahachie Chick-fil-A partnered with Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) to raise donations for its Coaches vs. Cancer campaign on Thursday, Feb. 7 - Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.

Waxahachie Chick-fil-A will donate $1 towards Coaches vs. Cancer for every meal that is purchased during the 2-day period. In order for Chick-fil-A to donate $1, customers must identify that they are supporting the Coaches Vs. Cancer campaign.

SAGU basketball plays Huston-Tillotson University at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7. SAGU Men's Head Basketball Coach Donnie Bostwick shared, "It is time to pull together, pray for a cure, and for the healing of all who are on the battlefield."

Every year, SAGU partners with the NAIA and the American Red Cross's Coaches vs. Cancer to join the fight against cancer. This year, SAGU is donating all proceeds to one of their own, SAGU IT Director and Waxahachie resident David Bush, who is battling stage 4 Lymphoma. So far, SAGU has raised more than $6,500 towards its $10,000 goal.

In March 2012, David had minimally-invasive surgery to repair a labral tear in his shoulder. After rehab and a month and a half of intense pain, David was unable to fit his arm into the sleeves of his shirt. On his third trip to the emergency room, he received a CAT scan and found that there was an abnormality. Soon after, the oncologist confirmed that he had Stage 4 Diffuse B-Cell Lymphoma, but reassured him that it was treatable.

David underwent Chemotherapy and radiation with positive results, but he noticed the mass in his arm returning between treatments. He shared, "It was during this time that I came face to face with mortality, the ugly inside truths of cancer, and the decision that peace would still be the Rock on which I stood."

David will begin stem cell treatment on Wednesday, February 6. He and his wife Joy are hopeful that the treatment will be the last step to complete recovery.

David is an ordained Assemblies of God minister and is the lead pastor at Harmony Tabernacle in Lancaster, Texas. David and Joy are both SAGU alumni. David has worked for SAGU for 10 years. Joy is the Special Education Counselor at Maypearl ISD.

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927 and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU. 

 

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