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Jimmy Carter cancer signs help other cancer fighters

PLAINS, GA (WALB) -

Folks are using those Jimmy Carter cancer signs to help other cancer fighters. They've sold more than 300 hundred of those signs all over the US and Canada.

Friends of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site are using a percentage of that money to help jump-start a cancer crisis fund at Phoebe. 

The signs started showing up in Plains several months ago. Folks in Jimmy Carter's hometown wanted to show support locally, but it quickly took off.

"I was probably mailing off 20 to 30 signs a day for about a week and a half,"  said Carter's niece and Executive Director for the Friends of Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Kim Fuller.

The signs are going much farther than the small, south Georgia town.

"A lot in Georgia but mailed as far as California," said Fuller.

Money quickly began to accumulate as the $30 signs kept selling out.

Organizers decided to help Phoebe Putney form a cancer crisis fund that will help cancer patients afford things like power bills, transportation, or child care.

"He's helped so many people all over the world and still is, and what better way to honor him than to help somebody else," said Fuller. 

The group presented one check earlier this month and plans to continue helping these cancer fighters.

"That money will keep going to them. In fact I plan to do a check in December," said Fuller.

For President Carter, the signs are proving to be prophetic as cancer treatments appear to be working. The 91-year old has not been limited since his cancer announcement in August.

"No new cancer was found. His scans were good. He's still teaching Sunday school. He's still walking every day with Mrs. Rosalynn," said Fuller. 

It proves this campaign against cancer is also still successful. 

There are signs left; you can visit this website if you want one.

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