Young cancer patients, families to benefit from Saturday event

Published 2:03 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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It’s known that race car drivers have nerves of steel.

They have some pretty big hearts, too.

On Saturday, “Racers for Finley and Caleb” will sponsor a fund-raising event for two child cancer victims and their families from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Farmington Dragway, 2992 NC 801, Mocksville.

Admission will be $5, and all money will be donated to the families of Caleb Williams and Finley Gunter.

Among the activities:

• a cornhole tournament with a blind draw, $10;

• a 50/50 drawing;

• race car display;

• car show;

• food trucks;

• bounce house and face painting;

• vendors; and

• a silent auction.

Vendors are still welcome, $20 gets a 15-by15-foot spot. Call Amanda Keaton at 336-477-5027.

Finley Gunter was born in 2021 with a heart defect and underwent open heart surgery. Just a couple of years later, she was diagnosed with childhood luekemia and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

She is the daughter of Courtney and Austin Gunter. “They will be staying in the hospital for a month at a time for six months,” Keaton said. “Neither Courtney or Austin will be working during this time so that they can be by their daughter’s side.”

Caleb Williams, 13, was diagnosed in July with liver cancer. “He is a kind, sweet, smart, funny and determined boy,” she said. “He loves his family, friends, dog and playing Roblox. He has faced every challenge of his diagnosis with bravery and hopefullness. He is definitely a warrior.”