A Pageant with Compassion
Southern Belle Magazine has made the decision to do our part in helping kids/teens fight cancer. It is a heartbreaking thing to witness and we sincerely hope to bring these children to the forefront of our readers’ minds and hearts. We will be publishing related stories in each issue as well as raising money to donate to various children’s cancer charities.
The Twilight Pageant
In October 2004, Angie Adams’ 18 year old son, Wesley, was diagnosed with leukemia. There was no family history of cancer of any kind before Wesley. Wesley fought his battle with cancer in Houston, TX at MD Anderson where he unselfishly agreed to numerous clinical trials that may not benefit him but possibly help others in the future. Wesley passed away in August 2005.
With inspiration from her son’s efforts to help save lives, Angie decided she too wanted to do something to make a difference. “After Wesley’s death, I searched for various fund raising opportunities to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual “Light the Night” event. Because leukemia is the number one cancer of children, I concentrated my attention to events that would include children.”
The Twilight Pageant started in 2006 in Dothan, Alabama. “We firmly believe that each contestant who participates should walk away from this pageant experience feeling fulfilled and proud having helped further the LLS in their mission….”
This year’s pageant in Dothan, AL will be held July 21st. For more information please visit www.twilightpageant.com