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Walking for a cure with LLS

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Martha Anne Twiggs, who died on Oct. 13, 2007, had acute leukemia. Friday's fundraising walk benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Special photo Martha Anne Twiggs, who died on Oct. 13, 2007, had acute leukemia. Friday's fundraising walk benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

— The Southwest Georgia Homeschool Association Key Club will host “Light the Night” on Friday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at 2709 Meredyth Drive, between Starbucks and the Veranda.

The funds raised will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

For several years, the Key Club has volunteered for this event at Chehaw. The society’s Atlanta office normally hosts the event, but was unable to do so this year, so the local group decided to put on the event themselves.

The remembered hero this year is Martha Anne Twiggs, an 11-year-old homeschool student from Leesburg. She died in October 2007 of acute leukemia. A memorial service will be held at 5:45 p.m. for family and friends who have lost loved ones to leukemia or lymphoma.

There will be entertainment during the event by Everyday Evidence and Anthony Johnson.

LLS works to facilitate in blood cancer research. Donation checks may be made out to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and mailed to: LLS, 3715 Northside Parkway Northwest Atlanta, Ga. 30327. Please note on the check if the donation is in support of Friday’s walk in Albany.

The Southwest Georgia Homeschool Association is asking local schools to participate in “Pennies for Patients.” This program has been taking place since 1994. Millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country. The funds, collected during a three-week period, benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information on this log on to, www.schoolandyouth.org.

Contact, Zan Twiggs at (229) 869-3698 or a2ztwiggs@bellsouth.net.