VALDOSTA, GA – On Friday, October 25th the K-Kids hosted their 2nd Annual Lower School Dance at Valwood School to benefit Pediatric Cancer Research through CureSearch and Ronnie Newsome Racing. This year, admission to the dance was a new stuffed animal, small game, or hat to be donated to the pediatric units at South Georgia Medical Center and its Smith Northview Campus.
The K-Kids club also sold t-shirts and donated the proceeds from those sales to Pediatric Cancer Research. This was done in honor of Victoria Newsome, a Valwood Valiant who succumbed to cancer in November, 2005 at the age of 8 and whose brother, Ronnie, races to raise money for a research grant.
The total amount of money donated to this incredible group was $1,300 and over $1,000 worth of gifts were given to the hospitals. Members of the K-Kids, which is sponsored by our local Valdosta Kiwanis Club, delivered and donated the items collected on November 7th to South Georgia Medical Center and its Smith Northview Campus.
Source: SGMC Press Release