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November 8, 2011

Cornhole Cures Cancer event set for Nov. 12

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 — Jessica Lynn Morton is this year’s proceeds recipient to be honored on Nov. 12 at the Third Annual Cornhole Cures Cancer benefit at Carolina Cutters Barbershop in Norwood.

Morton is 21 years old and is the mother of James Warren Efird, who is two months old. She was diagnosed on Aug. 7 with Stage Four melanoma cancer that is present in her liver, lungs, spleen, abdomen and lymph nodes.

During the early part of her pregnancy, she noticed a pea-sized lump on her shoulder that her doctors tried to assure her was nothing to worry about. Later the lump became enlarged, as she began having painful headaches and started to lose her hearing. Scans of the area revealed seven brain tumors and the lump was  a cancer mass.

The third-year event includes live music, a cornhole tournament, food, drinks and door prizes to participants.

This annual event started three years ago as a way to raise money for the barbershop’s owner, Chris Hudson, to raise money for his aunt, Lisa Sanders, who passed away due to cervical cancer.

According to Hudson, 18 teams have already signed up for the event, including several teams sponsored by local businesses. The Albemarle Cornhole League will be providing the official tournament accessories for the charity event.

First prize is $100 and there will be door prizes.

“We will try to see that every partcipant gets a door prize,” Hudson said.

The cost is $30 per team and all proceeds go to the family.

To make a donation or for further information contact Chris Hudson at (704) 213-9432 or Lora Gregory at (704) 244-1352

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