Cancer Freeze at Lake Jackson raises $60,000

CANCER FREEZE CO-FOUNDER Caleb Davidson prepares to ski in the 49 degree water of Lake Jackson and kick off the water events during Saturday’s events.

“What started 12 years ago as a conversation between two co-workers/friends, God has taken under His control and made Cancer Freeze what it is today,” said Jennifer Davidson, co-founder of Cancer Freeze.
The event was held at beautiful Lake Jackson in Florala throughout the day last Saturday, Feb. 3.
Participants who wished could make a donation and ski, wakeboard, or tube around the cold waters of Lake Jackson, thus the Cancer Freeze name.
Proceeds from the day’s event benefit cancer patients who are chosen through an application process. This year’s recipients included Jake Taylor of Paxton, FL; Tammy Prescott of Florala; Amy Kay Joyner, of DeFuniak Springs, FL;  Abigail Bowen of Luverne, AL; Isyss Couch of Andalusia, AL; and Jackson Conway of Evergreen, AL.
Participants in the water events could pay to ski, wakeboard, or tube in the cold water of Lake Jackson; thus the name “Cancer Freeze.”
A few facts from Saturday’s events follow:
• 29 out of 42 past/current recipients and/or their families were present Saturday
• 16 pots of chili were entered in the chili cook-off
• 17 kids participated in the Kids Fun Run
• 32 boats were in the bass tournament
• 88 items were donated for the auction
• 122 cars/trucks were in the car show
• 294 participants registered for the 5K
• numerous delicious baked items were donated to the bake sale
• several people shaved their kid for a kid
• several booths were set up.
• faces were painted, bubbles were blown, people were dunked, trains got driven, blood was taken, gun was raffled, massages were given, kids bounced and slide down slides, folks got wet…the list goes on!
• hotdogs, tacos, fish, BBQ, chicken, nachos, popcorn, cotton candy, funnel cake, coffee, chips, pancakes, chili, drinks, hot chocolate was all ingested
Davidson thanked the numerous volunteers who help make this event possible each and every year.
Attendees at this year’s event assisted in raising over $60,000 for the day.
Davidson urged everyone to save the date, Feb. 2, 2019, for next year’s event to be held on the shores of beautiful Lake Jackson.