20th annual Candler Clays event to continue to raise funds for cancer programs and research
Dates for the 20th annual Candler Clays Charity Shoot and Auction are set for Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, and Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022.
Candler Clays is an annual two-day event combining a charity auction of items donated by local merchants and a clay shooting competition at the Forest City Gun Club. This year's reception and live auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, at The Palmetto Club.
The Charity Clay Shoot starts at 9 a.m. the following day with additional shoots at noon and 2:30 p.m. We are excited to add an oyster roast on Saturday as well. You can purchase team sponsorships or make an in-kind donation, as well as buy tickets for our annual shotgun raffle, by clicking the button below.
The 2020 Candler Clays Charity Shoot and Auction raised more than $190,000 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. That was near a record raised the in 2019 of more than $195,000. All money raised goes towards advancements in cancer care in the Savannah region. The
event has raised more than $1.6 million since its inception, benefiting the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler.
This year's honoree
Our honoree for the 20th annual Candler Clays Charity Shoot & Auction is Monica R. Kenney, MD.
Dr. Kenney is a board certified allergy/immunology specialist who has been caring for patients in our community for 17 years. She practices at Coastal Allergy & Asthma PC and is also a clinical assistant professor for Mercer University School of Medicine. She obtained her medical degree at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, followed by a pediatric residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and a fellowship in Allergy-Immunology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Dr. Kenney was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 2020 during a routine screening mammogram. The diagnosis itself was devastating. The prospect of undergoing cancer treatment while continuing to balance a busy profession and a family with two young children was overwhelming. Fear and uncertainty quickly turned to focus and determination. With the help and support of her husband, Dr. Jeff Kenney, her family, friends and colleagues, she faced the challenging road of cancer treatment with fierce resolve and dignity. Guided by her caring team of nurses and physicians including Dr. Susan Mahany, Dr. John Mikell and Dr. Jennifer Yannucci, she completed cancer treatment in 2021 and is currently in remission.
Dr. Kenney and her husband were instrumental in the procurement of a scalp cooling system to prevent or lessen hair-loss during chemotherapy for breast cancer. Previously, patients interested in this therapy needed to leave the area and travel to a larger city to receive treatment. Because of their efforts, patients we serve at the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion now have access to the FDA approved DigniCap Scalp Cooling System. For many women, hair loss associated with chemotherapy treatment can be one of the most upsetting aspects of treatment. Scalp cooling can help them maintain dignity and quality of life during and after their cancer treatment.
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Contact Us for More Information
For more information about giving opportunities for the St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations, please call 912-819-8693. We look forward to talking with you. Thank you for your interest in supporting us so that we can ensure that our community continues to have access to the very best healthcare services, technology and programs available.
If you’d simply like our mailing address, please send any written communications or designated contributions to:
St. Joseph's/Candler Foundations
Heart & Lung Building
5356 Reynolds Street, Suite 400
Savannah, GA 31405