Perfect weather expected for Cancer Freeze

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 4, 2015

It may be freezing this week, but Saturday’s Cancer Freeze event will boast beautiful skies.

The fundraising event was established in 2007 by Caleb Davidson in memory of family and friends who had passed away with cancer. Proceeds will be split among seven beneficiaries. Temperatures are expected to be around 68 degrees on Saturday.

“Cancer Freeze isn’t just an event, but an experience,” Davidson said.

Davidson’s wife, Jennifer said, they can tell folks about Cancer Freeze, but until a person experiences it, they don’t know what they are missing.

“The money that is raised for these families is remarkable but most importantly, the love and support they feel on that day is priceless,” she said.

Saturday’s event will kick off at 7 a.m., with a bass tournament and pancake breakfast.

Other events include:

• Blood drive from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.,

• 8:45 a.m., all 5K participants are asked to meet at the amphitheater.

• 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., balloon release;

• 9 a.m., 5K begins at airplane. Cost is $25 per person.

• 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., inflatables;

• 10 a.m., opening ceremonies at the amphitheater where eventgoers can meet past and present recipients;

• 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., car show on 4th Street;

• 10:30 a.m., Shave Your Lid for a Kid. $10 per person;

• 11 a.m., Chili cook off;

• Noon, Water sports begin with Caleb skiing. Those who wish to participate may pay their $20 and ski, tube, wake board of just jump in;

• 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., Zumba at amphitheater;

• 1 p.m., live auction

• Other events include Meredith’s Miracles Characters, painting by Missy White and Mindy Shelton, pony ride for children, and concessions will be available.

This year’s beneficiaries are Straughn’s Gordie Cartwright; Freeport, Fla., native Bryan Leavins; Freeport’s Bailey Miller; Westville, Fla., native Kylee Parrish; Covington County’s Randy Morgan; Opp’s Justin Copeland, who recently lost his battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; and Walton County’s Krystal Newhouse.

For more information about the event, visit