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Randolph co. raise funds for cancer

Folks in Randolph Co. gathered to raise money for cancer and light the tree. (Source: WALB) Folks in Randolph Co. gathered to raise money for cancer and light the tree. (Source: WALB)
Jennifer Heleski is an organizer. (Source: WALB) Jennifer Heleski is an organizer. (Source: WALB)
Randolph C.A.R.E.S. raised close to four thousand dollars. (Source: WALB) Randolph C.A.R.E.S. raised close to four thousand dollars. (Source: WALB)
CUTHBERT, GA (WALB) -

Folks in Randolph County didn't let the rain put a damper on their "Lights of Love" tree lighting ceremony. 

The ceremony was put together by the Randolph C.A.R.E.S. organization.

The organization, which stands for Cancer, awareness, research, education and support, are group of people who have been trying to raise money for those affected by cancer locally. 

Folks could buy an ornament in memory of someone who they have lost or for someone who is still fighting. 

The organization raised close to $4,000.  

As they lit the tree community members sang Christmas carols and even got a visit from Santa Clause. 

"Already with the people who have supported tonight by either purchasing a light or purchasing an ornament, we've had so much positive feedback and excitement about the new organization," said organizer Jennifer Heleski. "I think it will grow and spread and I think it will be a great thing for our community."

For more information about the organization, you can visit the group's Facebook page

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