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October 5, 2012

GCS makes a difference in patients’ lives through fundraisers

MILLEDGEVILLE —  

From September to November, Georgia Cancer Support (GCS) has scheduled several events to raise money and support for their service to the afflicted cancer patients of Central Georgia.

Robbie White, a colon cancer survivor and the founder of GCS, decided something needed to be done for the people she encountered on a daily basis who did not have the funds to supply themselves with the elementary medicines needed to make cancer treatment tolerable.

“I saw a lot of people in my situation not receiving the support I was able to receive and I wanted it for them,” White said. “I saw people that needed a ride home from chemo sitting around, sometimes for hours, waiting on someone to pick them up. I saw people who couldn’t pay the co-pays for nausea medicine, prescriptions or mouthwash for sores in their mouths. It became my passion to help cancer patients that needed help.”

With that motivating factor in mind, White and her team of dedicated volunteers came up with numerous events which will raise the significant money needed in order to supply the cancer patients with the resources they so desperately need.

“The difference between GCS and other cancer organizations is we are a Christian-based organization which operates off donations and fundraisers,” White said. “One hundred percent of the money collected goes back to the cancer patients needs and to operate this company only. Everyone that is involved with GCS is not paid for their services. Our goal is to help with the quality of life in each cancer patient that requests our help.”

The events are as follows:

• October through November: When ordering a two-topping pizza from Papa John’s Pizza, enter GCS in the code box and Papa John’s will donate $1 to GCS;

• Oct. 13: Childre Nissan will be hosting a Sell-A-Thon for GCS, donating $100 for every car they sell. GCS will also be raffling tickets for the University of Georgia versus Georgia Institute of Technology football game during this event;

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