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Fundraiser for man given less than a year to live


    Paul Poore has spent the last several years giving to the Pickens community through his volunteer work with Relay for Life and the Jasper Merchants Association. He’s been instrumental organizing events like Bark in the Park, the Zombie Walk and many others.
    Now, after being given a dire prognosis from doctors, it’s time to give back. Poore was told cancer in his brain and spine are incurable and he’s got less than a year to live.

    “He does so much for the community,” said friend Darrell Morris, who is holding a wrestling fundraiser this Friday, April 29 to help pay for medical expenses and hopefully fund Poore’s dream trip to Alaska or Hawaii before he passes. “He helps people all the time, and things aren’t looking good for him. He’s a friend and we want to help.”
    Poore was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, which inspired him to get involved with Pickens Relay for Life, where he’s been the top fundraiser three years in a row.
    Poore’s fundraiser is held through Morris’ wrestling company Georgia Premier Wrestling. All proceeds minus expenses will go to Poore’s cause. In addition to the main wrestling event there will be cake auctions, raffles and more. 
    The event will be held Friday, April 29 at Pickens County Middle School. Doors open at 6:40 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 each. Children 11 and under are $5.