Cancer Coalition Hosts Fourth Annual Valdosta Night for Hope April 26th

Staff Report From Valdosta CEO

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia will host its fourth annual Night for Hope fundraising gala on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in the Valdosta State University Student Union Ballroom. The Cancer Coalition continues its local fight against cancer, now under the new name of Horizons Community Solutions.

The 2018 gala proudly honors local cancer survivor Mrs. Sue Cox. The elegant, formal celebration includes a plated dinner, live and silent auctions, and live musical entertainment.

The community is invited to support the local fight against cancer by attending the event, sponsoring the event, or providing auction items. You also may place a memorial/honorarium for a loved one or a business ad in the program booklet. Different from national cancer organizations, every penny donated to the Cancer Coalition stays here to help our community.

Ms. Sue Cox, owner and operator of Covington’s Dining & Catering and 306 North Restaurant, is a beloved and highly-respected member of the Valdosta community. Ms. Cox serves as chairman of the Central Valdosta Development Authority, a member of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, as well as an Advisory Committee Member of the new Culinary Arts Program at Valdosta Technical College.

Concerned about our area’s high cancer rates, she strongly supports Horizons Community Solutions’ ongoing work through its Cancer Coalition of South Georgia. We likewise are very pleased to have Mrs. Sue Cox share her story as our 2018 honoree.

Cancer Coalition CEO Cynthia George said, “We are thrilled to have this highly respected member of the Valdosta community as our 2018 Night for Hope honoree! I challenge everyone to become involved, so we can exceed our fundraising goals and continue our local, lifesaving work against cancer.” 

George stated, “We are grateful to our corporate partners DOCO Credit Union, Georgia CEO, Georgia Power, Keystone Foods/Equity Group, and Southeastern Credit Union, and to the event’s sponsors thus far: Best Buddies Club, Inc., CJB Industries, Fresh Beginnings, Merry Jo and Tom Kurrie and Thacker Dermatology.