Your gift can help cancer patients like Paul

Paul, who is in his late 60s, has recently been diagnosed with cancer. He is unable to work and the income from his wife's job is spent on household expenses and medicine to treat his disease.

While taking his medication, Paul has to eat balanced, nutritious meals and has had to turn to a local food pantry for assistance. Without that help, he doesn't know where he would get help.

Your generous donation to the Good Cheer Fund will provide Paul with healthy foods to build up his strength and enable him to fight the cancer.

Contributions to The Post and Courier's Good Cheer Fund have helped Lowcountry residents in need during the holidays since 1927. The six charitable organizations sharing the funds collected are Carolina Youth Development Center, the Lowcountry Food Bank, the Salvation Army, Star Gospel Mission, the Association for the Blind and Catholic Charities. There are no administrative costs involved and the agencies receive every cent of the money raised.

Send tax-deductible contributions to the Good Cheer Fund, c/o The Post and Courier, 134 Columbus St., Charleston, SC 29403-4800. Donations also may be made in person or online at www.goodcheerfund.com.

CONTRIBUTIONS

George Mikus 250.00

Jack Mikus 150.00

In thanksgiving for Callie 300.00

S.J. Baumrind 100.00

Carolyn Coker 50.00

Evelyn and Nolan Walker 100.00

Peter Rupert 50.00

In honor of Dowdy H. Miller 20.00

Scottish Rite of Freemasonry 100.00

Darryl and Carol Johnson 50.00

In honor of Richard, Kathryn, Riley, Cali and Sarah 250.00

Jeanne Lantz 100.00

Merry Christmas from the Wave Management Company 1,000.00

Roger Brown 25.00

In honor of the Higdon Family 50.00

Allied Asset Management, Inc. 50.00

Cisco and Anne Lindsey 100.00

James and Kathleen Lee 200.00

Jacob Urricchio, age 7, saved $63 and mom matched 126.00

In honor of the painting students of Laurie Meyer 100.00

In honor of Rita of Berenice's Salon on King St. 25.00

In honor of Doris Walker of Stella Nova 25.00

In honor of Stacy at Stacy's Dog House in Mt. Pleasant 25.00

In honor of Noele Pace and all the instructors of Serenity Now Yoga in Mt. Pleasant 25.00

Judith, Ted and Leila 300.00

Nicole and Christian Fredericks 200.00

Mary Ackerman, Goose Creek, S.C. 100.00

Mike and Linda Scottie 100.00

The Amrhein Family 100.00

With many thanks for Mark Clair and his great team at MUSC's cardio-rehab program 25.00

ANONYMOUS

50.00

100.00

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50.00

50.00

100.00

25.00

40.00

50.00

200.00

IN LIEU OF CARDS

Curtis and Gladys Calder 50.00

Robert and Virginia Morris (local) 25.00

Ken and Marsha Korpanty (local) 25.00

IN MEMORY OF

Patsy Day from Garden Club of Drayton 50.00

Nicholas J. Theos 100.00

Wm. Ivey and Elizabeth Farmer 25.00

My devoted husband Rev. Rufus E. German, from Mrs. Mary C. German 100.00

Pedro, Bebe, Sandi, Riley and Nessie, from Ginger 100.00

Elizabeth McIntire 1,200.00

My husband Frank. Love, Joan 50.00

James S. Sanders Jr., from his wife

100.00

Our precious daughter Lyndsey Oliver Swicord Thaxton, from Charles and Rhetta Swicord 1,000.00

Arthur Tuten 100.00

Everitt Tucker 50.00

Devin Pate 50.00

Francis K. and Helen P. O'Toole 35.00

Lucille and Russell Hoffert, Hattie and Nowlin Phillips -- our parents, from Sharon and Wayne Phillips 100.00

Our parents Johnny and Mary Robinson, Earl Nelson and June Nelson Lollis 100.00

John William Robinson Jr. and H. Robert Ray 50.00

Our parents Orville and Verlie Schuler and Wallace and Luverna Nelson 100.00

Mark Burke Abele from his parents and sister 100.00

William Ogier Hanahan Jr. 50.00

Pop and Uncle Danny 50.00

Gus, Emily and Henry Molony 50.00

Katie Stott from Stephen Stott and Mary Springer 100.00

CWO Scott Jamar KIA Iraq 4/2/03, 1Lt Josh Booth KIA Iraq 10/17/06 Always in my heart 25.00

My late husband, K. Paul Lane 50.00

TODAY'S TOTAL $8,696.00

PREVIOUS TOTAL $78,224.54

YEAR TO DATE $86,920.54

LAST YEAR TO DATE $88,198.94