Macon pop-up thrift shop benefits cancer research

Thrifting for a cause

The biannual J & J Pop up shop hit the streets of Macon Saturday morning.

People sifted through over 300 shoes, bags and clothing items that came from thrift stores.

With September being Leukemia Awareness month, Thrifting Central Georgia founder Jocelyn Hunt says that's their focus.

She says 10 percent of the proceeds will go to the Leukemia Society. Her sister Kelley Cooper was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2014.

Doctors told Cooper she had four to six weeks left to live, but with her sister’s stem cells, she is still living today.

“Leukemia is a blood cancer and it claims the lives of 160 people a day. That is 300,000 people every five years and we have got to put an end to blood cancers and put an end to really all cancers, but this is one that I'm familiar with,” said Cooper.

Cooper says she plans to raise $5,000 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


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