SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It’s time to announce the 5th class of BigWigs in Savannah who will raise funds for community breast cancer services.
Representing WTOC this year is Meteorologist Cutter Martin! Click here to donate to Cutter’s campaign.
Cutter will be joined by:
- 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
- Kevin Jackson: Enviro Vac
The BigWig Campaign asks each community VIP (BigWig) to raise at least $5,000 to fund local breast cancer patient services and education programs.
“Our Komen Big Wigs are a group of 12 individuals and they have this friendly competition, which is great,” said Executive Director, Aileen Gabbey, Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate.
What’s even better is they are competing - through fundraising social events - to see who can raise the most money for the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate, money that is used to provide breast cancer treatment and awareness programs throughout the area.
“It gives me another opportunity to get out in the community and talk to folks and meet wonderful people who, unfortunately, are going through a less-than-wonderful time and try my hardest to hopefully make their lives better," said Cutter Martin. "Really, it’s not me doing it, it’s Susan G. Komen and all these great volunteers involved with the process.”
The campaign will run from Sept. 18 through Nov. 1.
“We’re really happy to have Cutter participate in Big Wigs this year. He’s very enthusiastic, he has a lot of good ideas, and he’s got great reach.”
The annual campaign that started four years ago has been both fun and successful every year, raising more than $200,000 so far to offer help throughout the Coastal Empire.
“What is raised here stays here. We are helping local women in the nine counties that we serve, so we are hoping tat the Big Wigs go further afield than just Savannah. They know that the money raised here stays here and we can help local women.”
New this year is a BigWig Boat Bash that will serve as a culminating celebration for the campaign. Hosted by Savannah River Boats on Nov. 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.