John Johnson's Running for Cancer Patients

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

Three local businesses are partnering to raise money for cancer patients.

The Anderson Regional Cancer Center, the Community Foundation of East Mississippi, and WTOK-TV are partnering for John Johnson's Run for Cancer. John is WTOK's news director.

For the third year in a row, John is competing in the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, Ala. The marathon is Saturday, Dec. 12, to benefit the Cancer Patient Benevolence Fund. It assists cancer patients in meeting needs that are not covered by insurance.

Johnson said he's happy to take be a part of a good cause.

"Many of you have been so good in your giving to this fund. We hope that you will continue to do so. We hope to grow it this year," said Johnson. "We'll have some indication as to how you will be able to do that. This has been a pleasure for me. It's been hard work, but it's hard work for those who suffer from cancer and we're glad to be able to help them and make things for them."

Cancer patients will receive assistance for their unique needs such as transportation and medication with these funds.

Donations may be sent to the Community Foundation of East Mississippi:
2121 5th Street, Suite 304
P.O. Box 865
Meridian, MS 39302-0865

Donations may be made online at the CFEM Web site by designating the gift for John's Run for Cancer. A link is provided below.


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  • by Joe Location: Vimvile on Jan 4, 2010 at 07:01 AM
    Great work John.. ...Can anyone tell me where Tom Daniels has gone? Wtok please reply. Thanks
  • by monica Location: philadelphia, ms on Nov 16, 2009 at 08:22 PM
    I was watching the news and seen what you are doing for the cancer patients. Mr. Johnson, I wanted to let you know this is a very brave element you are doing for cancer. I recently lost my dad to cancer in August. Dr. Reece Jones was his doctor. Dr. Jones and his staff were all very kind to my dad through his ordeal... My dad looked highly to Dr. Jones and his staff in helping him through his last few months. I would love to donate to this organization for a cure for this heartless disease. Not only the patients hurt through this disease but so do the loveones during and left behind. I will keep this address and donate to this organization.... Much blessings and grace to your journey and those who fight with you... God Bless Ms. Monica King...:)
  • by ed on Nov 13, 2009 at 08:49 PM
    am glad people are out there doing this.. like john; my fiancee has been battling cancer for the past year
  • by Everette Location: Union on Nov 13, 2009 at 07:10 AM
    John This Is A Great Task You Are Doing To Help Create Funds For Cancer Patients,GOD BLESS YOU!!
  • by WTOK on Nov 9, 2009 at 04:00 PM
    Our apologies. The information should have been included in the story initially. John is running the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, Alabama, Dec 12. It's his third year to compete in the event, for the benefit of the Cancer Patient Benevolence Fund.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 9, 2009 at 03:30 PM
    Is this run going to be a Bonita Lakes and is it open to the public?
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