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Wreath auction underway, funds benefit Cancer Navigators

Area artists, florists, garden clubs, businesses, interior designers, and creative individuals have joined Cancer Navigators, Inc. and the Harbin Clinic Tony E. Warren, MD Cancer Center to create and sell original holiday wreaths to benefit Cancer Navigators — a Rome-based charity that provides one-on-one services to cancer patients.

According to Scharla Battle, Community Outreach Manager of Cancer Navigators, original masterpiece wreaths have been created by members of the Rome community and are now on display at the Harbin Clinic Cancer Center during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday) and the Wright Art Gallery at Floyd Medical Center (near the gift shop).

The public is invited to view the wreaths and participate in the silent auction. The silent auction ends at 1 p.m. on Nov. 30 with the highest bidder winning the wreath. You can also place bids on select wreaths online at

“This is the seventh year this festive event has taken place and it gets bigger and better each year,” Battle said. “This holiday display brings so much joy to our patients and their families as it kicks off the holiday season. We have over 60 unique Christmas wreaths this year. Each wreath will be identified by the name of the person, club or business that created it. It’s amazing how the community has embraced this project. We have a great holiday display again this year for this wonderful fundraiser.”

Admission to the Cancer Center to view the wreaths is free.

Cancer Navigators, a local not-for-profit organization, works closely with the Harbin Clinic Cancer Center to provide needed services for cancer patients. Cancer Navigators works with individual patients to help them with resources during their cancer journey and to help them with the emotional and stress of cancer treatment. Cancer Navigators often helps patients obtain a wide range of services such as support groups, retreats, nutrition supplements, financial/insurance assistance, food and transportation.

For additional information Scharla Battle at Cancer Navigators at 706-295-4119.