Cancer Navigators will wrap up its annual Cast Off Against Cancer fundraising campaign with a celebration at Heritage Park Sunday, June 5, which also serves as National Cancer Survivors Day. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will conclude at 5 p.m.
The celebration will include the annual Daisy Drop, which allows attendees to remember or honor someone who has bravely battled cancer, or is currently being treated for cancer, by dropping a daisy into the Oostanaula River in their name.
“The Daisy Drop has become a special tradition and a highlight of our annual celebration,” said Scharla Battle, Community Outreach Manager for Cancer Navigators. “It’s touching to watch those beautiful flowers float down the river, realizing that they represent just a fraction of the people in our community who have fought valiantly against this disease.”
In addition to the Daisy Drop, the winning bids for three autographed guitars, currently up for auction, will be announced. Signed by a variety of country artists, including Sam Hunt, Tracy Lawrence, Cole Swindell and Doug Stone, the guitars are available for viewing and bidding at http://cancernavigatorsga.org/guitar-auction/ .
“Our guitar auction has already proven to be a success, and it isn’t over yet,” Battle said. “Online bids will be accepted until 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, and we’re expecting the bidding to go right down to the wire.”
Finally, the event will include an awards ceremony for those teams participating in Cancer Navigators’ annual oar-decorating contest. During the campaign, crews of eight to 15 members are given the goal of raising a minimum of $1,000 to benefit Cancer Navigators. Each team is given a wooden oar to decorate and use as a fundraising tool. Awards to be presented include best decorated, most team spirit and most money raised.
Cancer Navigators serves northwest Georgia as a complement to the medical expertise of cancer care providers by guiding those affected by cancer toward a better understanding of diagnosis and care and connecting them with needed resources. More information can be found at www.cancernavigatorsga.org.