Taylorsville, NC – The 3rd annual Sam’s Walk For Cancer will be held September 10, 2022, at Salem Community Park in Taylorsville, NC.
Organized in 2020 the event grew out of founder, Samantha Bentley’s desire to help cancer patients following her dad’s cancer diagnosis in 2014. After Relay For Life was cancelled due to Covid, Samantha felt led to do something to help people, so she started her own walk. The event raises money to support cancer initiatives.”
After going with her dad, David Bentley, to one of his quarterly checkups at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newnan GA, she chose to help Southeastern Assistance in Healthcare. SAH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aids cancer patients in financial distress during their treatment by providing funds for non-medical needs such as groceries, utilities, housing, transportation, and other basic needs, which may be neglected during a patient’s treatment. This year she also wants to give back to the area, so she will be having a silent auction; with proceeds going to assist someone locally that is undergoing treatments. If you have anything you would like to donate for this auction it would be most appreciated. Or if you would prefer to make a monetary donation, that is also acceptable. You can contact Samantha through the Sam’s Walk For Cancer Facebook account listed below.
This year’s event is set to have some great Gospel and early Appalachia Bluegrass music. The Bise Family, an excellent father-daughters Southern Gospel trio from Marion VA will be performing. The King Family, an award-winning Southern Gospel quartet from Bryson City, NC will take the stage as well. They are the 2002 Gospel Music Showcase winners for Group of the Year, Song of the Year (Trip to the Alter), Female Vocalist (Vicki) and Male Vocalist of the Year (Caleb). Also, Alexander County’s own, Chad Ritchie and Robbie Herman will be performing early Appalachia music.
Everyone is invited out to an inspirational night of music, fun, fellowship, worship, and of course walking as we honor all those affected by cancer. We will have free refreshments (donations accepted), event t-shirts for sale, raffles, silent auction, and a 50/50 drawing. We will also be selling luminaries at $5.00 each (You get 10 raffle tickets with each luminary) Luminaires will be lit at dusk. We hope that you will attend this event as it will be our biggest yet.
Bring a chair, bring a friend, bring the whole family.
For more details contact Samantha on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SamsWalkForCancer
We are making a difference, one step at a time.