Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia is announcing its 5th class of BigWigs in Savannah who will raise funds for community breast cancer services. Twelve local leaders will be donning bright pink wigs throughout the city, all in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia and its vision of a world without breast cancer.
The BigWig Campaign asks each community VIP (BigWig) to raise at least $5,000 to fund local breast cancer patient services and education programs. The campaign runs now through Nov. 1.
‘For our fifth anniversary, we are asking each BigWig to raise an ambitious $5,000 to help us work toward of our vision of a world without breast cancer,’ said Affiliate Executive Director Aileen Gabbey. ‘These community VIPs’ efforts will benefit local women in the nine Coastal Georgia counties we serve.’
Dubbed “Big- Wigs” by the local Komen Affiliate, these leaders will spread awareness and fundraise during the seven-week campaign. Each BigWig has committed to serve as a breast cancer advocate throughout the campaign duration – all while raising funds to save lives locally and advance global research initiatives.
‘We share with our supporters that Komen is more than pink,’ added Gabbey. ‘The color gets attention, but the funds raised by our BigWigs translate to lifesaving action such as local screenings and national research.’
New this year is a BigWig Boat Bash that will serve as a culminating celebration for the campaign. Hosted by Savannah River Boats on November 1, the special event will include a cruise, BigWig catwalk, and crowning of the year’s Biggest BigWig. Tickets and information are available at www.komencoastalgeorgia.org.
2018 Savannah BigWigs Include: Cutter Martin, WTOC; Boston Derst, Derst Hardscape Design; Wesley ‘Lady Mahogany’ Bowers, 94.1 FM; Karen Guinn, Collective Marketing; Ginger Fawcett, Liquid Ginger; Tom Cullen, HunterMaclean; Sarah Hong, Husk; Tim Blackston, South University; Julian Childers, Savannah Chatham Public School System; Brian Judson, Best Business Brokers; Dr. Jackie Gilbert-Grant, Sanctuary of Praise; and Kevin Jackson, Enviro Vac.