For Fayette County resident Kathy Gloer, a victory in a Falcons fan contest was a chance to show that she is also a fan of a special organization. Gloer won 11Alive's Falcons "Game Face" contest. Along with it came a host of prizes. Gloer decided to share with CURE Childhood Cancer.
As the winner, Kathy Gloer was given a host of goodies from BrandsMart for the "Ultimate Fan Room." She decided to give one of the centerpieces, a 55" Samsung HD television, to CURE Childhood Cancer, a non-profit group dedicated to helping children fighting cancer.
"I decided that if I won, I wanted to give something away because Pastor Keith Moore (of Dogwood Church) always says 'give your stuff away,'" said Kathy Gloer.
The decision to share the wealth inspired others as well. One of her friends pledged to donate $500 anonymously to CURE if Kathy one. After she won the contest, Kathy delivered television and $500 to a grateful group.
Channel 11 recently hosted a "Game Face" contest to pick one of the Atlanta Falcons' wildest fans. Gloer submitted a picture of herself in full facepaint and had three days to garner votes online.
Breaking out of over 50 finalists, Kathy was asked to come to the studio for a 6 a.m. with some of the other contestants for a Friday morning show appearance. It was an experience just getting ready for the show.
"I got up at 4 a.m. and painted my face for an hour and then put on the long glittery eyelashes and Falcon gear. It was hard to see driving down there in the dark and I was quite a scary site," joked Gloer.
Gloer was announced as the winner on last Friday night's 11 p.m. news. The next day BrandsMart delivered the goods. On Tuesday, Gloer paid it forward.
"I thought CURE Childhood Cancer would be a great place donate it since there have been so many children who lost their life at such a young age to this horrible disease, including some close friends of ours," Gloer said.
What a tremendous gesture. It's already inspired others. Hopefully it inspires many more to give. For more information on CURE, visit their website at www.curechildhoodcancer.org.