Book Signing Event Proceeds to Benefit American Cancer Society

Ruby Gettinger
Ruby Gettinger

The merchants of Mercer Plaza on Wilmington Island will hold an open house and fundraiser for the American Cancer Society on Saturday, February 27, with all proceeds benefiting the Society..The event will feature Ruby Gettinger, star of Style Network’s “Ruby,” signing her book, “Ruby’s Diary: Reflections on All I’ve Lost and Gained.”

During the open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., merchants and restaurants in Mercer Plaza will have specials, including Train Me 24/7, Cup to Cup Coffee Roasters, Desoto Beach Hotel, Britannia Pub, Kanpai Restaurant, and Whitley and Associates. There will also be food, activities, and drawings for great prizes, such as a two-night stay at the Desoto Beach Hotel on Tybee Island.

Staff members and volunteers with the American Cancer Society will be on hand with information on ACS programs and services, including Relay For Life.

”This is a wonderful opportunity for us to get our information out to a lot of people during an exciting event,” said Ron Williams, the Society’s Area Executive Director for Southeast Georgia. “Ruby Gettinger’s last book signing attracted more than 1,000 people, so we’re expecting a large crowd to turn out for the signing and for the open house. We are grateful to Mercer Plaza and all the merchants for helping us raise money and awareness for our mission of fighting and eliminating cancer.” For further information, contact Greg Stoeffler at or (912) 786-4542, or Ron Williams at, (912)355-5196.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.

As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.

To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800- 227-2345 or visit

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