$40K+ raised for cancer patients [with gallery]

Published 12:35 am Tuesday, February 10, 2015


The weather couldn’t have been better for Saturday’s annual Cancer Freeze event held at Lake Jackson in Florala, and the numbers proved to be good, as well.

Co-Organizer Jennifer Davidson said Monday that they have raised more than $40,000.

“We still have money coming in, but we raised over $40,000 on Saturday alone,” she said. “The weather was absolutely amazing. It was an awesome turnout of people.”

The numbers tell a story — six boaters, 20 pot of chili, 20 shaved heads, 80 cars, four double red blood cells donated, six platelets, 110 units of blood, 123 auction items, 364 balloons released and more were donated to make the event a success.

Cancer survivor, former Freeze recipient back for water sports

“Today, I am just still so overwhelmed at the love and support of our family and friends who came out Saturday to Cancer Freeze 2015,” Davidson said. “Every year seems to get better and better. I don’t know how that is even possible but God never ceases to amaze us. He shows up and shows out. We give Him all the glory and honor for what was accomplished Saturday.

“We are so humbled that God would take the two of us, along with countless volunteers and turn Florala into an amazing site the first Saturday in February every year,” she said. “We can’t talk about it without getting all choked up. Our God is so amazing and he completely overwhelms us with His love. I pray that if you were there Saturday, you felt His presence and witnessed firsthand something that only He can do.”

Cancer Freeze recipient Kylee Parrish posted she was overwhelmed.

“This weekend has been unforgettable and exhausting,” she said. “But it was definitely all worth it. I’m beyond blessed to have had the chance to share such an amazing experience with so many great people. Thank you Caleb Davidson and Jennifer Davidson for everything you have done to make a difference in mine and my family’s lives.”

The 2016 Cancer Freeze has been set for Sat., Feb. 6, 2016 and it will be the 10th.