CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Charleston Gold Dome Lions Club will host the 14th-annual Kiss-A-Pig for Diabetes Awareness Program event in October and November at the Charleston Family YMCA.
The KAP FUNdraising event is held to raise money to find a cure for diabetes and for the Charleston Gold Dome Lions Club Sight Foundation. The KAP Kick-Off will officially be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston Family YMCA
Kiss-A-Pig is an annual event to increase awareness about diabetes, the Charleston Gold Dome Lions Club and American Diabetes Association encourages prompt diagnosis and proper treatment of diabetes. It also raises funds to support research, education, services and advocacy programs to find a cure.
Local business and community leaders are recruited as candidates, with each candidate embarking on an aggressive "vote-getting" campaign. Each "vote" represents a tax-deductible $1 contribution to the KAP Program. The candidate who gathers the most "votes" wins the honor of kissing a live pig at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Charleston Family YMCA.
Votes/contributions can be sent in the form of checks and money orders made payable to the KISS-A-PIG Program. Put the candidate's name in the memo section and mail to: Kiss-A-Pig Program, P.O. Box 2385, Charleston, WV 25328.
For more information about KAP, contact Darrell Jennings, at 304-395-0173 or djlionking1...@gmail.com, or Jim McMillon, at 304-769-5324 or wvmcmil...@gmail.com. For more information about diabetes, contact Lisa Edwards, at 859-268-9129 or ledwa...@diabetes.org.