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K-Kids make a toy donation to SGMC Pediatrics

Posted on: November 21st, 2013
K-Kids make a toy donation to SGMC Pediatrics 11/21/2013 Pictured (front row, from left to right): Vivian Thomas, Marleigh Carson, Madison Shapiro, and Marisa Day; (back row, from left to right) Mrs. Debbie Nijem, sponsor, Jack Greene, George Tidmore, Bennett Alvarado, Ruby Parrish, and Mrs. Teresa Bailey, sponsor.  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.  ### 
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