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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia is asking for your help in their first ever month and a half long Cancer Stomp campaign.


They're looking for anyone in the community, from cancer survivors to large groups and business owners, to come together to support them this month as they battle cancer.

Cancer Stomp kicked off August 1st and will last until September 14th when they hold a Walk to Remember and Carnival of Hope.

"It's a chance to reflect on those that have been lost to cancer, as well as those that have survived," said Melissa Goodin, Development Manager. "To remember their accomplishments that they have gone through."

During this time, the Coalition is encouraging restaurants, businesses, and any other community members to use fundraising techniques like money cans, t-shirt sales, or by selling Cancer Stop foot prints.

All proceeds will stay in South Georgia and help provide programs for cancer screenings throughout several counties.

"Many South Georgians don't have the resources necessary to receive necessary screenings," said Goodin. "Many don't know that screenings are even needed and our navigating program identifies patients who are in need of a screening and walks them through that program."

The organization is also asking for groups to raise funds by setting up a booth for the Carnival of Hope on September 14th at Phoebe Meredith, on Meredith drive in Albany.

They're hoping this new campaign approach will become one of their biggest ways to raise money each year and to remember those lost to cancer and celebrate survivors.

"By finding the cancers early, we're able to save many of the lives in South Georgia," said Goodin.

They'll also be hosting a Dueling Pianos fundraising event on August 17th at the Nelson-Tift building in downtown Albany.

You can register to campaign or purchase tickets for their events online, by clicking here.

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