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Cancer survivor makes Tifton a top fundraiser

Lee Turner is a 2-time cancer survivor Lee Turner is a 2-time cancer survivor
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TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

A south Georgia cancer survivor leads the way to make Tifton Georgia's number one fundraiser for the annual Lights of Hope luminary ceremony in Washington, D-C. 

Lee Turner will travel to Washington to lobby legislators for money to support cancer research. 

Turner says more money could have saved his mother's life earlier this year.

"If we knew more about this type of cancer and could catch it in earlier stages," Turner said. "Then her prognosis she could have lived five or ten years longer. So it’s so important that we get those research dollars from our government."

You can buy a luminary for $10 in remembrance of a cancer victim or support of a survivor.

Contact Lee turner at 229-848-6123 or sophienbailey@yahoo.com. He can pick them up or mail to 1134 Ty Ty-Sparks Road, Tifton, GA 31793.

His goal is to raise over $3,000 this year.

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