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Shorter College teams up with Rome Noon Optimists to tackle childhood cancer
The Shorter College Hawks have teamed up with the Rome Noon Optimist Club to honor local children and families affected by childhood cancer.
Families who have struggled with the diagnosis of childhood cancer will be given a chance to receive complimentary tickets to see the Hawks take on North Greenville on Oct. 18, at 1:30 p.m. Special seating will also be provided for these children, their family and Optimist Club members.
Local families who have children with cancer, children who are recovering or are in remission from cancer, and families who have lost a child to cancer are encouraged to participate. Those interested in taking part in this event should contact Tara Jones at 706-233-7228.
Prior to the kickoff at Barron Stadium, children affected by cancer will be allowed on the field during the coin toss, and one child will be selected to flip the coin. Balloons will also be released before the game begins in honor or in memory of childhood cancer patients.
Booths will also be set up during the game, providing information and resources about childhood cancer. Booths confirmed for the event include Cancer Navigators, Blood Assurance Bone Marrow Donor Registry and the Joanna McAfee Childhood Cancer Foundation.
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