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August events will benefit American Cancer Society

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The American Cancer Society is offering opportunities for the Northeast Tennessee region to come together in the fight against cancer. Throughout the month of August, fundraisers are planned that will appeal to all ages.

Kicking off this exciting month is the fourth annual Morgan Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 3. This 4-man select shot tournament will be held at Crockett Ridge Golf Course with lunch being provided by the Mason Jar Eatery of Kingsport. A Hole-In-One contest is being sponsored by Friendship Hyundai of Johnson City. For more information on this event or to register your team, contact the American Cancer Society office or visit www.morganmemorial.org.

The American Cancer Society’s annual Hope Gala will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Foundation in Bristol. With the theme, “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock-n-Roll,” attendees are guaranteed a great evening. The event will boast silent and live auctions as well as culinary favorites of the south with a rock-star flair along with a unique “rocktail” or “country cocktail.” The Twang Bangers will be rocking the stage at this event and transportation services are available by reservation from Kingsport and Johnson City. Tickets are available for $125 per person by calling the American Cancer Society office or by visiting www.tricitieshopegala.org.

On Saturday, Aug. 24, a Community Yard Sale and Vendor Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 508 Princeton Road in Johnson City. Spots may be reserved for a $15 donation to the American Cancer Society. The event will be held rain-or-shine.

The second annual Battle of the Batter will be held at The Charles on Main Street in downtown Johnson City on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Professional and home bakers are invited to join the fight against cancer by putting their baking skills to the test. Professional bakers will be judged by a panel of judges in the following categories: Best ACS 100th Birthday Inspired Cupcake, Best Filled Cupcake, Best Around The World Cupcake, Most Creative Themed Cupcake, Best Alternative Cupcake, and Best Alcohol Inspired Cupcake. Home bakers will be judged by audience vote on the following categories: Best ACS 100th Birthday Inspired Cupcake, Most Original Cupcake and Best Decorated Cupcake. Tickets will be sold to the public for a $20 donation and each attendee will receive six professionally baked cupcakes of their choice to take home and will sample each of the home baked cupcakes.

To learn more about any of the events listed above or how to get involved with your American Cancer Society, call the local office at 975-0635 or by emailing jessica.poff@cancer.org.

The American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. For more information, visit www.cancer.org.

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