Written by Ben Skender
The Street Sweepers of Valdosta will host Lights for Leukemia, a car show and fundraiser, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday in the Rock N Rodeo parking lot.
The event was created with the purpose of helping to pay for a little girl’s leukemia treatment. The Street Sweepers of Valdosta usually donate all the money collected from their shows to a charity of their choice or a community member in need.
“The little girl’s name is Addie and she is 5 years old,” Sterling Shiver, a VSU student and member of the car club, said. “She actually came to one of our events earlier this year.”
The event he mentioned was held at Basic Audio, a car modification and speaker shop owned by Wally Moore Jr., the president of the Street Sweepers Club.
“When Addie came into the shop she really reached out to everyone and we felt she was special,” Moore Jr. said. “She was happy, smiling, and acting like every day might not be her last. When it came to figuring out what the proceeds from our next event would go to she immediately came into mind.”
Rock N Rodeo was happy to lend their lot for the fundraiser. They are hosting an after party for the fundraiser in which they will waive the cover charge for those that are entered in the show
There will be a $20 charge to enter a vehicle into the show. The show will display cars of all shapes and sizes from SUVs to antiques and will incorporate many categories. Come out this weekend and help make a help donate to the fight against cancer.