Posted on 10/07/2013
Cancer Coalition of South Georgia, Inc. has completed its inaugural Cancer STOMP fundraising campaign in Albany raising more than $13,000. “100% of these funds remain right here in South Georgia to fight cancer in our local communities. This is the most important message of the Cancer STOMP campaign,” said Diane Fletcher, CEO of the Cancer Coalition.
The campaign lasted six weeks from August 1 through the end of September. Events were held for the community beginning with Dueling Pianos – an evening where supporters were able to Shake, Rattle and Roll with laughter as musical talent mixed with humor. During the campaign local businesses and individuals raised funds by selling STOMP prints, placing donation cans in their offices or stores and participating in the Walk to Remember and Carnival of Hope. The Walk and Carnival were the culmination of the campaign and featured a reflective 1-mile walk followed by a family carnival with games, snacks, music and more. Melissa Goodin, Development Manager for the Cancer Coalition, stated “The Walk and Carnival were a way for the Cancer Coalition to thank our supporters, remember those lost to cancer and honor cancer survivors. We are here to better prevent and control cancer in our area.”
Now that Albany’s first Cancer STOMP has wrapped up, the Cancer Coalition will take the campaign to other communities in its 32-county region with event planning already underway in Miller County. Goodin mentioned that even though the 2013 Albany Cancer STOMP has ended, there are still upcoming events and many ways to get involved to support the Cancer Coalition’s work. For more information, visit www.cancerstomp.com.