Annual event at Games & Things benefits Thompson Cancer Survival Center


Face off against local celebrities while helping cancer patients at the seventh annual “Game On Against Cancer” at Games & Things, 10706 Kingston Pike.


The event, which will be held Friday, March 2, from 6-10 p.m., benefits Thompson Cancer Survival Center. Attendees can challenge local celebrities and media personalities in games of table tennis, billiards, blackjack, air hockey, shuffleboard, corn hole and darts and bid on items in a silent auction.


“We encourage everyone to come out for an evening of recreation and fun that helps Thompson Cares, a fund that assists cancer patients in financial need with basic living expenses,” said Lisa Mellon, owner of Games & Things and Thompson Cancer Survival Center Foundation board member. “While attendees will face off in exciting game matches, everyone is teaming up for the same cause.”


In the past six years, “Game On Against Cancer” has raised more than $280,000 to help patients with housing, transportation, insurance, medication, medical supplies and more. The financial assistance enables cancer patients to continue receiving lifesaving treatments.


Individual tickets are $50 and include one game match, a free drink and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Individual tokens for additional games against celebrities can be purchased for $20. Anyone not participating in the celebrity games can enjoy a variety of free games, such as classic video games, chess and skee-ball.


Sponsors include Games & Things, WATE, The Knoxville Focus, Cumulus Media and Comcast Spotlight.


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