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Forest Hill Insurance Agency Announces Charity Drive in Lynchburg to Benefit Family of Young Local Boy Lost to Cancer

Forest Hill Insurance Agency, a family-operated insurance and financial planning provider with offices that serve communities throughout central Virginia, is announcing a community-wide charity event to raise support for the family of a young boy who recently passed away due to cancer.

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Forest Hill Insurance Agency, a Virginia-based firm that provides insurance and financial consultation services to families and business owners in and around the Lynchburg metropolitan region, is embarking on a charity drive to support Wesley Shafer, a young local boy who recently succumbed to relapsed Neuroblastoma.

Neuroblastoma is a severe form of cancer that affects the nervous system, and Wesley received previous treatment for this condition at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2014. Wesley’s cancer went into remission briefly, but then returned in a more severe and aggressive form. Wesley fought bravely to the end but passed away last week surrounded by his family and loved ones.

“Wesley was a brave and charming young man who will be deeply missed by all who knew him, and our goal is to help the Shafer family with funeral and final medical expenses during this difficult time,” says Carrie Mattox, owner and acting manager of Forest Hill Insurance Agency.

To publicize the charity event in honor of Wesley Shafer, Mattox and her team are reaching out to families, civic leaders, and business owners throughout the Lynchburg area over social media and email channels. The Forest Hills Insurance team will also be producing a full page article memorializing Wesley and his family in an upcoming issue of the firm’s online magazine “Our Hometown”:

Recently, Mattox and the Forest Hills Insurance Agency team became new affiliates of a national charity support program called “Agents of Change.” As part of this ongoing initiative, Forest Hills Insurance will be selecting and assisting a new charity or nonprofit organization every 60 days.

Readers that want to join the Forest Hills Insurance Agency for the charity event benefitting the Shafer family are invited by Mattox and her team to visit the following page and take action in support of the cause: Additional charitable efforts undertaken by the Forest Hills Insurance team will be detailed on the agency’s permanent Community Causes page, located here:

About Forest Hill Insurance Agency

As a Personal Finance Representative in Lynchburg, agency owner Carrie Mattox knows many local families. Her knowledge and understanding of the people in her community ensures that clients of Forest Hill Insurance Agency are provided with an outstanding level of service. Carrie and her team look forward to helping families protect the things that are most important – family, home, car and more. Forest Hill Insurance Agency also offers clients a preparation strategy for achieving their financial goals. To contact an expert at Forest Hill Insurance Agency, visit or call (434) 384-6700.