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PLAINS, GA (WALB) -
President Jimmy Carter and Paula Deen to be guests at Plains For Supper. Cancer Coalition of South Georgia fundraiser to benefit cancer screening program.
A former President and the first lady of southern cuisine will join others in bringing awareness to the importance of cancer screening next month when they are guests at a special fundraising event hosted by the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia.
Plains For Supper - A Night To Fight Cancer With Special Guests President Jimmy Carter and Paula Deen.
When not traveling internationally and working on behalf of The Carter Center in Atlanta, the former President and his wife, Rosalynn, maintain a residence in Plains, Georgia, and Deen, an American cook, cooking show host, restaurateur, author, actress and Emmy Award-winning television personality, is a native of Albany and now makes her home in Savannah.
"We are thrilled that President Carter and Paula have agreed to join us for the evening," said Susan Greene, Cancer Coalition volunteer and event chairperson. "Everyone in some way has been affected by cancer, be it with a family member, friend, neighbor, or even themselves. This is an opportunity for us to bring more awareness to the need for cancer screenings, and, through the money we raise, to help provide more south Georgians with the vital cancer screenings they need to help prevent cancer and to find it early.
The event will be from 6 PM until about 9 PM at the Plains Community Center. Music will be provided by Phoebe Putney oncologist Dr. Jose Tongol and his band, JT Yoyos Playing For A Cause. Supper will be served in the center and courtyard, followed by testimonies from President and Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Deen of how cancer has touched their lives. A live auction will feature special autographed and one-of-a-kind items.
Tickets are $150 each and may be purchased online at www.sgacancer.org. No tickets will be sold at the door. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
It will be held Saturday, August 25, in Plains, Georgia. Only 150 tickets will be sold for the event that will include supper, live music, talks by President and Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Deen, and a live auction of premier items. All proceeds will benefit the Cancer Coalition's Community Cancer Screening Program, which provides free cancer screening to uninsured and under-insured individuals in south Georgia.