2018-07-11 / Society

‘Evening of Hope’ raises funds for Early County cancer patients

The 3rd annual “A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope” sponsored by Primary Care of Southwest Georgia and Horizons Community Solutions June 21 raised more than $7,600 to help Early County residents fight cancer.

The funds will cover cancer screenings, diagnostic exams, transportation assistance and help provide individualized education and health navigation for Early County residents.

“Every dollar donated to Horizons helps support patients right here,” said Horizons’ CEO Cynthia George. Horizons Community Solutions provides cancer related services, education, research and outreach.

The keynote speaker at the event, Blakely resident and breast cancer survivor Angie Cleveland, delivered a heartfelt speech, from a survivor’s perspective, of her personal journey. She shared why it is so important to have regular cancer screenings and how it can help save lives.

George stated, “We are extremely grateful to our sponsors that helped by donating items for the Silent and Live Auctions; Olam Edible Nuts, Brooks Dental Associates, Equiscript, Five Star Credit Union, First State Bank of Blakely, Cornerstone Insurance Group, Early County Gin, Inc., Commercial State Bank, Grist Oil Company, Mr. Buck Grist, Mr. Rick Jacobson (Part-Owner of the Columbus Lions Indoor Football Team), Edison Trucking LLC., Collier Insurance Agency and Collier Realty Company, and various other individuals, businesses and organizations that contributed.”

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia and Horizons’ leadership, staff and volunteers look forward to the 2019 A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope in Early County. Anyone interested in sponsorships, volunteering or learning more are encouraged to contact Brooks Carter at 723- 2660 or bcarter@pcswga.org.

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