Kiss-a-Pig Campaign Heats Up

The largest diabetes awareness and fundraising campaign of the year for American Diabetes Association (ADA), Kiss-a-Pig, is gearing up. The Campaign Chairman is Anne Bolyea and the Presenting Sponsor is New River Auto Mall Luxury Group.

A contest between community leaders to raise money, Kiss-a-Pig is a regional campaign with competitors from throughout Southeast Georgia. At the end of the three month campaign, the team with the most money kisses a live pig, honored by ADA as the original source of insulin.

This year’s theme, InstaHAM, will focus on social media to promote diabetes awareness and the events organized by team members.

On Wednesday, February 12, the Mad Hams team will be hosting “Cocktails for a Cause” at the Ruth’s Chris Lounge, 111 West Bay Street, Savannah. The event will be held from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and will feature free appetizers, $5.00 drink specials, raffles and 10% off for people who stay to dine. New River Auto Mall Luxury Group will have cars on display for partygoers.

The Mad Hams, a spoof of the hit series, Mad Men, are a powerhouse group of business leaders led by Larry Hodges with Radius Media Group.

Thursday, February 13, the Phi Pigma Kappa Team will be hosting a Valentine’s Boxers & Boots Social from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at McDonough’s, 21 E. Mc- Donough Street. Proceeds of all sales will go to ADA Phi Pigma Kappa (PPK), a team of Savannah businesswomen. Phi Pigma Kappa is a sorority themed team comprised of Savannah’s finest businesswomen, led by Marianne Ganem Poppell of Johnnie Ganem Wine & Package Shop.

The ladies ask that participants bring a date, a friend or come to meet a Valentine and enjoy an evening of Karoake and prizes for best costumes.

There will be prizes for Best Boxers, Cutest Boxers, Tackiest Boxers and Most Fabulous Boxers Outside of Your Shorts. As for the Karoake part of the evening, for $5.00, partygoers pick someone to sing and they pick the song.

• For $8.00, partygoers pick the person and the song.

• For $5.00, if partygoers don’t want to sing, they can pay to make someone else do it.

• For $1.00, partygoers can make people stop singing.

New River Auto Mall Luxury Group will have cars on display for people attending Boxers & Boots.

For more information about “Cocktails for a Cure,” contact Gwen Cutlip at and for more about “Boxers & Boots Social” contact Marianne Ganem Poppell at

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