On December 4, 2013, Melissa Christian (Buddy Christian Foundation CEO), David Griffeth (Buddy Christian Foundation CFO and Athens-Clarke County Police Department Crime Analyst), and Sgt. Richard McDougald (Athens-Clarke County Police Department Traffic Sergeant) presented a $4,000 check to the Loran Smith Cancer Support Center. The $4,000 donation was made to Loran Smith on behalf of Athens area law enforcement who raised funds buy selling pink “Cops for a Cure” t-shirts during the month of October.

The Cops for a Cure campaign was sponsored by Athens Bagel Company, Barrett’s Towing, Buddy Christian Foundation, Encore, Ferguson Mechanical/Industrial, Ike and Jane’s Bakery, Little Italy Pizzeria, Uniforms Unlimited, and Walker’s Coffeehouse.