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CURE raises $130,000 for cancer research
Catie's Gathering
Volunteers at Saturday’s Catie’s Gathering at Bryan County Elementary School in Pembroke. More than 380 guests and 65 volunteers participated in the event. Photos by Lindsay Miller.

By Diane Mayfield, special to the News.

On Saturday evening, CURE Childhood Cancer hosted “Catie’s Gathering” at Bryan County Elementary School in support of childhood cancer research.

Over 380 guests and 65 volunteers came together to organize the event, which featured a special dinner and various raffles and auctions. A variety of local sponsors and benefactors from Bryan County provided the goods up for auction. All proceeds went towards funding critical research in pediatric oncology.

Angel Shurling, a member of the planning committee, stated that there was a total of $130,000 raised for CURE Childhood Cancer as of Monday afternoon. Jenny Wilkins, the Development Director of Events, shared that CURE Childhood Cancer has been around since the ‘70s.

“My husband and I got involved after losing our daughter to cancer in 2007,” Wilkins said. “Catie’s Gathering [in Bryan County] blows me away every year. The planning committee, hostesses, volunteers, sponsors, and donors are the ones that make the event what it is. What a testament to the hard work and big hearts of the people of Bryan County.”

For more information about CURE Childhood Cancer, visit curechildhoocancer. org

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