Candler Clays raises more than $152,000

Mar 31, 2016

$152,000 is Record Amount For Cancer Programs and Research at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler

The 14th Annual Candler Clays Charity Shoot and Auction shattered last year’s record and raised more than $152,000 for advancements in cancer care in the Savannah region.

The February event supported the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler.

Clays Group“The support from the Savannah business community for Candler Clays was simply amazing. It’s clear that they see the benefit of having a health system investing in the latest cancer treatments and technology,” said Ed Hissam, chair of the 2016 Candler Clays Committee. “These funds will make significant advancements in cancer care and in the lives of the patients at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion.

“I want to sincerely thank our sponsors, participants and the incredible committee and the SJ/C Foundations staff for making these results possible,” he said. “I have no doubt that the support we’ve seen this year will only multiply in the years to come.”

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 280 shooters on 70 teams competed. J.E. Dunn Construction was the presenting sponsor. Shooters and guests came from all over the region, including Alabama and Florida.

The previous high fundraising mark was $124,000 in 2015.

Each year the event honors a cancer survivor or memorializes someone who died of cancer. This year’s honoree was Monica McGoldrick, who was a patient at the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion.

“It was such a privilege to be honored at this year's Candler Clays,” McGoldrick said. “The event was highly successful: an electric evening with more money being raised than previously. Most importantly, I want others to have the same extraordinary care at the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion that I received.”

About the St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations

The St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations support vital clinical programs, assist in the purchase of cutting-edge medical technology and enhance outreach programs designed to keep people in our community healthy. This important educational component helps our community be more proactive about their health and disease management.

Our current initiative, Advancing Excellence: Touching Lives, includes projects to enhance the patient experience by supporting the following areas of St. Joseph’s/Candler:

  • Advancements at St. Joseph’s Hospital, including emergency department expansion and The Heart Hospital.

  • Advancements in Cancer Care at the Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion.

  • Enhancements at the Mary Telfair Women’s Hospital.

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