close
close

Camp Rising Sun featured a tribute fundraiser with a motorcycle ride

Participants in the ride helped raise $1,500. Family and friends of an elderly Tammy Prescott held a special motorcycle ride to raise money for ‘Camp Rising Sun’.

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – An annual summer camp that gives children with cancer a fun experience is getting help from a local fundraiser.

Family and friends of an elderly Tammy Prescott held a special motorcycle ride to raise money for ‘Camp Rising Sun’.

Prescott was a long-time supporter and volunteer for the camp.

Tammy Prescott loved Camp Rising Sun. The late Lowndes County Sheriff’s deputy was a longtime volunteer and board member of the special camp that ensures children battling cancer have a fun camp experience.

This motorcycle ride in memory of Prescott has raised money to ensure the camp will continue this summer.

“She was one of our biggest advocates,” said Lane Myers, Camp Rising Sun Board of Directors member. “Whether it was cutting the grass in the camp or picking up administrators from the jail to come out and set everything up, she made it happen. She has embodied the spirit of Camp Rising Sun. Unfortunately, we lost her to cancer in 2019. But she told us she wanted her legacy to live on and this is how we can do that.”

Participants in the ride helped raise $1,500.

Lane Myers is on the board of directors for Camp Rising Sun.

“The weather had a bit of an impact and we didn’t have as many riders as we expected, but $1,500 is still a really good fundraising day,” Myers said. “We hope to do more of this in the coming years and today was a good starting point. ”

Myers’ work on the board is personal.

“I’m a former camper myself,” Myers said. “I had a brain tumor when I was young and going to camp is life-changing. Being able to go out and do things you were told you couldn’t do; rock climbing, jet skiing, and we take the kids fishing and stuff. It’s amazing and it’s something we all look forward to every year, through the campers and the volunteers.”

The camp starts in June. You can register to participate in Camp Rising Sun via their website.

For 24/7 news and updates, follow us on Facebook and X