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Hawgs 4 Hope raises money for families of cancer victims
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Sep 06, 2012 | 956 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jay’s Hope youngsters Jay and Tyler led the way on their motorcycles with Heather Arnold (l) and Elizabeth James carrying the starting flags for the Hawgs 4 Hope rally Saturday.
Jay’s Hope youngsters Jay and Tyler led the way on their motorcycles with Heather Arnold (l) and Elizabeth James carrying the starting flags for the Hawgs 4 Hope rally Saturday.
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Jones County hosted an incredible event last weekend that raised thousands of dollars to help children with cancer.

Hawgs 4 Hope involved about 100 motorcycles and their riders and raised more than $8,000 for the Jay’s HOPE Foundation.

More information about the organization can be found at www.jayshope.org, including its mission, “To improve the quality-of-life of children with cancer and their families in Georgia by extending HOPE through social, emotional, spiritual, educational, and financial support.”

Hawgs 4 Hope took place Saturday, Sept. 1, and started at Harveys Supermarket in Gray. The motorcycle run was sponsored by the family of Heather Arnold, who survived a malignant brain tumor discovered when she was 5.

Heather is now 24, and her mother Cindy is passionate about Jay’s HOPE Foundation.

In addition to the motorcycle run, the mother started the Heather’s HEROES fund to further support the foundation’s mission.

“It’s something that I have to do because there was nothing like this organization when we were going through her chemo and radiation,” Arnold said.

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