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.