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Paint the Town Red raises money for Children's Hospital

Feb 07, 2012 08:34PM, Published by Kitty, Categories: Family, Community


Susie Dailey ties a red bow at the Bank of Tuscaloosa Plaza on Jack Warner Parkway with help from Fuller Goldsmith, 8 years old. Fuller has Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and is a patient at Children's Hospital in Birmingham. The event aims to show support for Fuller and other children fighting cancer.



Paint the Town Red for Fuller

What: Fundraiser for Childrens Hospital in Birmingham, where 8-year-old Fuller Goldsmith of Tuscaloosa is being treated for leukemia

How to help: Red bows for home display are being sold at Bow Regards, 1520 McFarland Blvd. N, for a minimum donation of $10. 

More information: Call Bow Regards at 205-344-4446.

Its part of the Paint the Town Red for Fuller event, which is raising money for Childrens Hospital in Birmingham, where 8-year-old Fuller Goldsmith has received treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Red bows are being sold at Bow Regards for a minimum donation of $10. Proceeds will benefit Childrens Hospital. 

We have sold close to 1,000 bows since Feb. 1, said Jennifer Hamner, Bow Regards owner. We keep having to order more and more ribbon.

Hamner said Franny Jones, a friend of the Goldsmith family, initiated the fundraiser after hearing about a similar event in Birmingham. 

Red is Fullers favorite color, plus with Valentines (Day) and the recent Alabama championship, we though February was a perfect time for this, Hamner said. 

So far, about $10,000 has been raised in the effort. 

Fuller has been sick since he was 3 and a half, and weve spent a lot of time thinking about him, said Hamner, who lives in Fullers neighborhood. Hes been so sick. We wanted to do something to bring a smile to his face.

Its not the first time an event has been held to raise money for Childrens Hospital in Fullers name. Fullers Festival was held at Water Oaks Farm in 2009. The childrens festival raised more than $100,000 for the hospital. 

Its really amazing how this community pulls together to support a good cause, said Scott Goldsmith, Fullers dad. 

Fuller has started to notice the red bows around his neighborhood and around town, Goldsmith said. Whenever he sees one, he says points to it and says, Theres a Fullers bow! Theres a Fullers bow!

The family plans to drive Fuller around Tuscaloosa at the end of the month to look at the bows that have been hung in his honor. 

Fuller, who was first diagnosed with leukemia in 2007, relapsed in April 2011 and is undergoing his second round of chemotherapy, which is expected to last two years.

The bows for Fuller will be available at Bow Regards until Feb. 14. The bows will be hung through the end of the month. 

A Facebook page has also been created. Event organizers ask people to take a photo of themselves with their red bow and post the picture on the events Facebook page.



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