Skip to main content

Catie's Gathering

Catie’s Gathering is an inspiring event benefiting Catie’s Fund of CURE Childhood Cancer. This special dinner features unique, individually-themed table decorations, a silent auction, a live auction, and a moving program. Since its inception, Catie’s Gathering has grown from one to five separate events in southeast Georgia. To date, Catie’s Fund has raised more than $4.2 million.

The funds raised are invested in CURE’s research initiatives – specifically, our Precision Medicine Program, which focuses on individualized treatments based on each child’s genetic makeup and is used to support patients and their families in their fight against childhood cancer.

September 21, 2024

Bryan County Elementary School

Read about the most recent event

On Saturday, September 23rd, Catie’s Gathering Bryan County was held at Bryan County Elementary School. More than 380 guests and 65 volunteers extravagantly decorated tables in themes like Braves – Chop On for a CURE, an 80’s inspired PROMise to find a CURE, a western Let’s Lasso a CURE, and many more.

The evening included a delicious dinner, a raffle, silent and live auctions, and a moving video that told the story of a young boy’s battle with cancer. Badger Rental was a Hero Sponsor, and many local businesses provided sponsorships or donated items for auction. The 2023 event raised more than ever before, $130,000 that will support CURE’s mission of curing childhood cancer through funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families.

Catie’s Gathering was founded in memory of Catie Wilkins, who passed away after a long battle with a brain tumor. Her mother, Jenny, said, “Catie’s Gathering Bryan County blows me away every year. The planning committee, hostesses, volunteers, sponsors, and donors are the ones that make the event what it is. What a testament to the hard work and big hearts of the people of Bryan County.”

Since its inception, Catie’s Gathering has grown from one to five separate events in southeast Georgia and has raised more than $3.1 million.

September 21, 2024

Bryan County Elementary School

Read about the most recent event

On Saturday, September 23rd, Catie’s Gathering Bryan County was held at Bryan County Elementary School. More than 380 guests and 65 volunteers extravagantly decorated tables in themes like Braves – Chop On for a CURE, an 80’s inspired PROMise to find a CURE, a western Let’s Lasso a CURE, and many more.

The evening included a delicious dinner, a raffle, silent and live auctions, and a moving video that told the story of a young boy’s battle with cancer. Badger Rental was a Hero Sponsor, and many local businesses provided sponsorships or donated items for auction. The 2023 event raised more than ever before, $130,000 that will support CURE’s mission of curing childhood cancer through funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families.

Catie’s Gathering was founded in memory of Catie Wilkins, who passed away after a long battle with a brain tumor. Her mother, Jenny, said, “Catie’s Gathering Bryan County blows me away every year. The planning committee, hostesses, volunteers, sponsors, and donors are the ones that make the event what it is. What a testament to the hard work and big hearts of the people of Bryan County.”

Since its inception, Catie’s Gathering has grown from one to five separate events in southeast Georgia and has raised more than $3.1 million.

February 21,  2025

The Venues at Trustees’ Garden
Kehoe Ironworks Annex
10 East Broad St.
Savannah, GA

Read about the most recent event

The 11th annual Catie’s Gathering in Savannah featured 450 members of the Savannah community joining together to create a beautiful, fun, and inspiring night to honor the children battling cancer, celebrate the survivors, and remember those precious lives we’ve lost.

The event, which benefits Catie’s Fund, a named fund of CURE Childhood Cancer, was once again presented by Coastal Electric. Jenny and Tre Wilkins established Catie’s Fund in memory of their firstborn daughter, Catie, who lost her battle with medulloblastoma at four years old. Catie’s Fund supports CURE’s research initiatives – specifically, the Precision Medicine Program, which focuses on individualized treatments based on each child’s genetic makeup. It also supports patients and their families in their fight against childhood cancer.

The evening featured a cocktail hour with live music by Junkyard Angel, a delicious buffet dinner from Magnolia Grill, a live and silent auction, and beautifully decorated tables. Each year, the table themes and decorations get increasingly creative. A few standouts from this year included a Rockford Peaches baseball-themed “A CURE of Their Own,” an enchanting garden-themed “A Midsummer Night’s Dream for a CURE,” and a perfectly pink “Come on Barbie Let’s Go CURE” table.

The program was hosted by emcee Andrew Davis and featured a video of a local boy’s battle with acute myeloid leukemia. The video was followed by moving remarks from Phin’s parents that touched everyone in the room. During the slideshow of children that followed, family members and friends of the children clapped and cheered in support as they saw familiar faces on the screen.

This year’s live auction, led by the auctioneer, Kenny Williams, was particularly exciting with a puppy and a guitar signed by Taylor Swift. The last live auction item was the coveted, professionally decorated head table for 16 at the 2025 event. After an intense bidding war, the head table went for a record-breaking $40,000!

We want to thank our Catie’s Gathering title sponsor, Coastal Electric, the event committee, event sponsors, volunteers, table hostesses, vendors, and auction donors for helping make this year’s Savannah event the best ever. Together, we raised $318,320 to fight childhood cancer!

February 21, 2025

The Venues at Trustees’ Garden
Kehoe Ironworks Annex
10 East Broad St.
Savannah, GA

Read about the most recent event

The 11th annual Catie’s Gathering in Savannah featured 450 members of the Savannah community joining together to create a beautiful, fun, and inspiring night to honor the children battling cancer, celebrate the survivors, and remember those precious lives we’ve lost.

The event, which benefits Catie’s Fund, a named fund of CURE Childhood Cancer, was once again presented by Coastal Electric. Jenny and Tre Wilkins established Catie’s Fund in memory of their firstborn daughter, Catie, who lost her battle with medulloblastoma at four years old. Catie’s Fund supports CURE’s research initiatives – specifically, the Precision Medicine Program, which focuses on individualized treatments based on each child’s genetic makeup. It also supports patients and their families in their fight against childhood cancer.

The evening featured a cocktail hour with live music by Junkyard Angel, a delicious buffet dinner from Magnolia Grill, a live and silent auction, and beautifully decorated tables. Each year, the table themes and decorations get increasingly creative. A few standouts from this year included a Rockford Peaches baseball-themed “A CURE of Their Own,” an enchanting garden-themed “A Midsummer Night’s Dream for a CURE,” and a perfectly pink “Come on Barbie Let’s Go CURE” table.

The program was hosted by emcee Andrew Davis and featured a video of a local boy’s battle with acute myeloid leukemia. The video was followed by moving remarks from Phin’s parents that touched everyone in the room. During the slideshow of children that followed, family members and friends of the children clapped and cheered in support as they saw familiar faces on the screen.

This year’s live auction, led by the auctioneer, Kenny Williams, was particularly exciting with a puppy and a guitar signed by Taylor Swift. The last live auction item was the coveted, professionally decorated head table for 16 at the 2025 event. After an intense bidding war, the head table went for a record-breaking $40,000!

We want to thank our Catie’s Gathering title sponsor, Coastal Electric, the event committee, event sponsors, volunteers, table hostesses, vendors, and auction donors for helping make this year’s Savannah event the best ever. Together, we raised $318,320 to fight childhood cancer!

March 2025 Golf Tournament
March 2025 Catie’s Gathering

The Foxhall
81 S. College Street
Statesboro, GA 30458

Read about the most recent event

The Statesboro community welcomed CURE Childhood Cancer again this spring for Catie’s Gathering Golf Tournament and Dinner! The weekend teed off at 1 pm on Thursday, March 7, on the gorgeous greens of the Forest Heights Country Club. Thanks to Franklin Toyota, participants had the chance to win a brand-new car on hole 13 if they could sink a lucky hole-in-one shot. No one drove off in the new wheels, but everyone had fun trying.

The even moved to The FoxHall for dinner on Friday. When guests arrived, they were treated to the fragrance of fresh flowers and table settings as beautiful as the venue itself. The details that the table hosts planned for their personal table themes were extraordinary. From a magical Willy Wonka table to the spring green of the Masters, Catie’s Gathering table hosts and their guests comfortably sat in fashion for a dinner to remember. During the cocktail hour, guests mingled, had videos made in the 360-degree camera booth, and enjoyed the music of Matt Waters. Honey’s Catering prepared an amazing meal for the 225 attendees. Following dinner, a moving video of two local girls, Meredith and Luna, sharing the story of their fights against cancer and their friendship. With hearts moved, guests made the live and silent auctions incredibly successful, ending the evening by auctioning off a record-breaking three head tables for next year’s event!

The Organizer, Jody Polk, planned a memorable night, and the Statesboro community helped raise $146,572 between the two events.

March 2025 Golf Tournament
March 2025 Catie’s Gathering

The Foxhall
81 S. College Street
Statesboro, GA 30458

Read about the most recent event

The Statesboro community welcomed CURE Childhood Cancer again this spring for Catie’s Gathering Golf Tournament and Dinner! The weekend teed off at 1 pm on Thursday, March 7, on the gorgeous greens of the Forest Heights Country Club. Thanks to Franklin Toyota, participants had the chance to win a brand-new car on hole 13 if they could sink a lucky hole-in-one shot. No one drove off in the new wheels, but everyone had fun trying.

The even moved to The FoxHall for dinner on Friday. When guests arrived, they were treated to the fragrance of fresh flowers and table settings as beautiful as the venue itself. The details that the table hosts planned for their personal table themes were extraordinary. From a magical Willy Wonka table to the spring green of the Masters, Catie’s Gathering table hosts and their guests comfortably sat in fashion for a dinner to remember. During the cocktail hour, guests mingled, had videos made in the 360-degree camera booth, and enjoyed the music of Matt Waters. Honey’s Catering prepared an amazing meal for the 225 attendees. Following dinner, a moving video of two local girls, Meredith and Luna, sharing the story of their fights against cancer and their friendship. With hearts moved, guests made the live and silent auctions incredibly successful, ending the evening by auctioning off a record-breaking three head tables for next year’s event!

The Organizer, Jody Polk, planned a memorable night, and the Statesboro community helped raise $146,572 between the two events.

April 5, 2025

Clarence Morgan Gym
1750 GA-21 S
Springfield, GA

Read about the most recent event

The 14th annual Catie’s Gathering Effingham, presented by Springfield Elementary School, was held on Saturday night, March 23rd, at the gym at the Clarence Morgan Recreation Complex, which was generously donated by Effingham County Recreation and Parks.

More than 600 guests enjoyed the evening, which included a fun new balloon raffle, a trip raffle, silent and live auctions, dinner by Simply Southern Caterers, and a program. The head table for the evening, won in the live auction at last year’s event, was beautifully decorated by Carlson and Co. with greenery, moss, and tall floral arrangements along the center of the table. The table also featured a delicious provided by Ally’s Bakery.

The most coveted items in the live auction included an autographed Brock Bowers jersey, a Taylor Swift guitar, and next year’s head table. There was also a puppy up for auction. A little patient in attendance fell in love with it and was surprised and greatly touched when a generous sponsor won it and gave it to her.

This program included a video about Meredith and Luna, two young patients who became friends during their treatment. The night wrapped up with a slideshow that showcased pediatric cancer patients from the area. Thanks to generous sponsors and attendees, Catie’s Gathering raised an incredible $403,000 this year!

April 5, 2025

Clarence Morgan Gym
1750 GA-21 S
Springfield, GA

Read about the most recent event

The 14th annual Catie’s Gathering Effingham, presented by Springfield Elementary School, was held on Saturday night, March 23rd, at the gym at the Clarence Morgan Recreation Complex, which was generously donated by Effingham County Recreation and Parks.

More than 600 guests enjoyed the evening, which included a fun new balloon raffle, a trip raffle, silent and live auctions, dinner by Simply Southern Caterers, and a program. The head table for the evening, won in the live auction at last year’s event, was beautifully decorated by Carlson and Co. with greenery, moss, and tall floral arrangements along the center of the table. The table also featured a delicious provided by Ally’s Bakery.

The most coveted items in the live auction included an autographed Brock Bowers jersey, a Taylor Swift guitar, and next year’s head table. There was also a puppy up for auction. A little patient in attendance fell in love with it and was surprised and greatly touched when a generous sponsor won it and gave it to her.

This program included a video about Meredith and Luna, two young patients who became friends during their treatment. The night wrapped up with a slideshow that showcased pediatric cancer patients from the area. Thanks to generous sponsors and attendees, Catie’s Gathering raised an incredible $403,000 this year!

April 2025

Southern Regional Technical College Veterans Parkway Campus
800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, GA

 If you have any questions about sponsorship or would like more information, please email Jenny Wilkins at [email protected].

Read about the most recent event

The 2nd annual Catie’s Gathering Moultrie was held Saturday, April 20, at Southern Regional Technical College’s Southwest Georgia Banking Conference Center. Nearly 170 were in attendance, and several of the guests have been affected by childhood cancer. The evening began with a cocktail hour where guests were able to mingle, look at the beautifully decorated tables, and enjoy fantastic music provided by Josh Pridemore. Dinner was donated by Gay’s Food, Inc., and beverages were donated by Albany Beverage Company. Emcee Plenn Hunnicutt kept the program moving. A highlight was a video featuring a South Georgia boy’s battle with acute myeloid leukemia that deeply touched the audience. The evening also featured a silent auction full of items generously donated by local Moultrie business owners, a live auction led by auctioneer Paul Herndon, and a moving slideshow of pediatric cancer patients and survivors from southwest Georgia communities. 

The funds raised are invested in CURE’s research initiatives – specifically the Precision Medicine Program, which focuses on individualized treatments based on each child’s genetic makeup. The funds also offer general support to patients and their families fighting childhood cancer.  

Sponsors of Catie’s Gathering Moultrie included Harris English Foundation, Sunset Elementary School, The Kirbo Law Firm, Colquitt Regional Medical Center, Lasseter Motors, Newsome Electrical Contractors Inc., South Georgia Crop Insurance, Cobb Funeral Chapel, Larry’s Bait & Tackle, South Georgia Banking Company, Tyson Steel Building Products, and Ty Ty Ag Services. 

We would like to thank our Catie’s Gathering event planning committee, event sponsors, volunteers, table hostesses, vendors, and auction donors for an extremely successful event. Together, we raised $42,632 to fight childhood cancer! 

April 2025

Southern Regional Technical College Veterans Parkway Campus
800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, GA

 If you have any questions about sponsorship or would like more information, please email Jenny Wilkins at [email protected].

Read about the most recent event

The 2nd annual Catie’s Gathering Moultrie was held Saturday, April 20, at Southern Regional Technical College’s Southwest Georgia Banking Conference Center. Nearly 170 were in attendance, and several of the guests have been affected by childhood cancer. The evening began with a cocktail hour where guests were able to mingle, look at the beautifully decorated tables, and enjoy fantastic music provided by Josh Pridemore. Dinner was donated by Gay’s Food, Inc., and beverages were donated by Albany Beverage Company. Emcee Plenn Hunnicutt kept the program moving. A highlight was a video featuring a South Georgia boy’s battle with acute myeloid leukemia that deeply touched the audience. The evening also featured a silent auction full of items generously donated by local Moultrie business owners, a live auction led by auctioneer Paul Herndon, and a moving slideshow of pediatric cancer patients and survivors from southwest Georgia communities. 

The funds raised are invested in CURE’s research initiatives – specifically the Precision Medicine Program, which focuses on individualized treatments based on each child’s genetic makeup. The funds also offer general support to patients and their families fighting childhood cancer.  

Sponsors of Catie’s Gathering Moultrie included Harris English Foundation, Sunset Elementary School, The Kirbo Law Firm, Colquitt Regional Medical Center, Lasseter Motors, Newsome Electrical Contractors Inc., South Georgia Crop Insurance, Cobb Funeral Chapel, Larry’s Bait & Tackle, South Georgia Banking Company, Tyson Steel Building Products, and Ty Ty Ag Services. 

We would like to thank our Catie’s Gathering event planning committee, event sponsors, volunteers, table hostesses, vendors, and auction donors for an extremely successful event. Together, we raised $42,632 to fight childhood cancer! 

Create your own Catie's Gathering

Catie’s Gathering events are unique and special. We are excited to see these events grow to other communities – enabling Catie’s Fund to support even more life-saving research. Catie’s Gathering is a fundraiser, but it is also an opportunity to create awareness about pediatric cancer and point them to Catie’s Fund and CURE Childhood Cancer as a way to fund cures and support families.  CURE staff will work with you to offer best practices and ideas for your program.

If you would like to learn more about bringing Catie’s Gathering to your community, please fill out the form below.

  • Where would you like to hold a Catie's Gathering event?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.