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Clays for Clayton's Clan fundraiser on Friday Oct. 5
Clayton Futch
Clayton Futch is a 2-year-old from Liberty County who finished his cancer treatment Monday. His family is honoring him by donating a bell to Memorial Health in Savannah that future children can ring when they finish their own treatments. - photo by Photo provided.

The Futch family and Georgia based nonprofit, CURE Childhood Cancer, have announced the details of Clays for Clayton’s Clan fundraiser. It will begin with range check-ins from 2-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at 17 South Rod and Gun Club at 5899 N. Coastal Highway, in Fleming. It will begin with a clay shoot followed by a BBQ dinner at 6:30 p.m. with live music and a live auction. The fundraiser was started in 2017 to support the Futch family while youngest son, Clayton, underwent cancer treatment.

Clayton Futch is the youngest son of Janie and Dustin Futch, both lifelong residents of Liberty County. Clayton was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer that affects the head, neck, urinary, reproductive organs, arms and/or legs of a patient. Upon discovery of the cancer, a tumor the size of a baseball was found in Clayton’s abdomen requiring aggressive treatment including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Due to Clayton’s age and type of cancer, he spent six weeks at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass., undergoing Proton Radiation therapy. Clayton Futch completed treatment in May of 2018, and is a healthy 2-year boy today. 

The Futch family also donated the first celebratory bell to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. Now all children completing chemotherapy treatment at the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Outpatient clinic will be able to ring the bell and signify to all that their treatment has ended. 

The Futch family is so appreciative to have received such support from the community and wish to do the same for other families navigating the challenging path of pediatric cancer. Georgia based nonprofit CURE Childhood Cancer has also joined forces and will be participating this year. The organization was a large source of support to the Futches during Clayton’s treatment. CURE was organized by Emory based pediatric oncologist, Dr. Adbel Ragab to support pediatric cancer research. Today, the organization continues to support families of children undergoing treatment by funding targeted research while supporting the patient and their family. All donations and sponsorships will be donated to CURE Childhood Cancer. Community members can support by sponsoring or participating in a four person team and/or attending the BBQ dinner with live auction. 

To register a team, sponsor or purchase tickets visit 

To follow along with the Futch family during Clayton’s journey, joining Clayton’s Clan on Facebook. To learn more about CURE Childhood Cancer visit

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