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The Multi-County Cancer Support Network’s 26th annual Walk-A-Thon is set for Sept. 13 from 6-11 p.m. in the football stadium at 839 Dinah Shore Blvd., beside the Franklin County Annex Building in Winchester.

MCCSN needs your help to continue a strong operation serving cancer victims in our local counties, so bring a car load and plan on joining in for MCCSN’s largest fundraiser of the year.

There’s still time to form teams for the Walk-A-Thon. Teams must consist of a minimum of six walkers contributing $50 each. Team money can be raised by having bake sales, car washes, yard sales or other creative means.

Luminary candles in memory of, or in honor of, cancer victims can also still be purchased for $10 each as well as quilt raffle tickets for $1 each.

This year, as in years past, a tent or canopy decorating contest will be held for groups, clubs and others, so plan your team and decorations now.

To form teams, purchase luminary candles, or for any other information regarding the MCCSN or the Walk-A-Thon, please visit or call 931-967-0904.

Everyone is urged to attend and share a great night full of fun and fellowship alongside all of those wanting to support MCCSN’s benevolent mission.

The event will be emceed by Dr. Jerry Anderson and includes a kids’ zone, silent auction, entertainment stage and concession stand with barbecue, burgers, hot dogs and more. Entertainment will be provided by The Sims Family, Austin Burgin and the Mid-State Cloggers, among others.

The candlelight service is a highlight of the event when lights are turned out with just luminaries glowing around the track. Be sure to get in on the quilt drawing for the “Through the Garden” quilt which will be given away at 10:15 p.m. See the full schedule of events at



The Multi-County Cancer Support Network began 26 years ago as a nonprofit organization designed to provide emotional, educational and financial support to cancer patients and their families.

The MCCSN’s logo is “Where there’s help, there’s hope.” Board members meet monthly. The board consists of a president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary and 12 directors who manage the finances of the organization. These people have been touched by cancer in some way and are compassionate when it comes to cancer patients.


Emotional support

A support group meets quarterly the first Thursday night of March, June, September and December at the Decherd office, 501 W. Broad St. in Decherd.

The meetings feature professionals who speak on topics of interest to cancer patients, survivors and family members, or could include an inspirational talk from a fellow cancer survivor.

Survivors are available at all meetings to offer emotional support on an individual basis.


Educational support

The MCCSN offers books, brochures and other resource materials on topics related to cancer.

The office is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Financial support

Cancer can be devastating financially. Assistance provided by the MCCSN may include paying utility bills, food vouchers and reimbursement for gas to treatment centers.

The office staff talks to each individual who visits or calls, taking information concerning the illness, treatments and financial needs. Confirmation from the doctor is obtained regarding treatment and is reviewed by the board.

Also available, at no cost to cancer patients, are wheelchairs, walkers, wigs and other items.

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