Benefit planned for cancer victim

Published 9:43 pm Monday, October 1, 2012

A special benefit for Jackie Thompson Forsythe is being planned for Saturday – and it’s a suprise.

Forsythe, a member of the class of 1976 at W.S. Neal High School, has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called appendiceal carcinoma, and friends are stepping up to help.

Saturday’s events will begin at 9 a.m. at Fort Crawford Park across from Magnolia Superfoods in East Brewton.

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Plans for the day include entertainment, children’s activites, motorcycle rides and more. Dinners will also be available including catfish with the trimmings, hot dogs, nachos, a cake walk and more.

Organizers say dinners will be delivered to businesses placing an order for 10 or more meals. Orders can be placed at 251-230-1506.

Monetary donations can be made at BankTrust in Brewton with checks made payable to the victim’s sister, Elaine Wilson – special account.