The end of August in east Tennessee signals football plus the annual Raft For the Cure. This event, scheduled for Saturday, has grown over the past six years.
The 7th annual event has raised awareness and over $30,000 for the Susan G. Koman Chattanooga affiliate who in turn offers support to women and their families battling breast cancer.
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2013 there will be over 234,000 new cases of breast cancer nationwide with 40,000 losing their battle against breast cancer. Of that 234,000, the American Cancer Society estimates that 5,000 new cases of breast cancer will occur in Tennessee in 2013.
Wildwater Ocoee in Ducktown, Tn. is the location and the host of the event with a portion of their rafting proceeds to be donated to the Koman Foundation. The day's activities include a rafting trip followed by a reception at 6 p.m. The reception includes food, music and a recognition ceremony for the survivors in attendance.
Everyone is encouraged to wear pink to show solidarity for those fighting breast cancer. Football enthusiasts can keep up on the scores at Wildwater Willies Restaurant and Pub, located on site at Wildwater Ocoee.
To make a donation, RSVP to the reception or for more information, contact the event coordinator, Jan Beck, at 496-2557 or email@example.com.
For more information on services and support from Susan G. Koman Chattanooga http://www.komenchattanooga.org/understanding-breast-cancer/support-for-you/