"Mom, get my piggy bank and give all of the money to childhood cancer so no other kid has to suffer like me."

-Carter Martin, 2004

In his dying days, Carter Martin had a vision – he challenged the coins in his piggy bank in the fight against childhood cancer. Some fifteen years after Carter’s death, his legacy continues to be a driving force due to thousands of people emptying their piggy banks and writing checks for amounts way beyond what Carter would have ever imagined. However, we still have much work to do for all children to be cured.

The annual Piggy Bank Bash celebrates Carter’s life while raising critical funding to support CURE Childhood Cancer’s precision medicine program. Precision medicine offers hope to children who need it by focusing on less toxic, individualized treatments based upon each child’s genetic makeup. Where traditional cancer treatment has failed, and treatment options are limited at best, precision medicine offers a new opportunity. It offers hope for a cure. In time, we believe this individualized approach to cancer treatment will become the standard of care for all children with cancer, saving lives and preserving lifetimes by minimizing the effects of today’s highly toxic therapies. Carter envisioned a cure.


New this year is a golf tournament in addition to The Piggy Bank Bash. Both events will be held at Savannah Country Club. Shotgun start at 8:30 am. Enjoy a beautiful round of golf on this scenic Wilmington Island course, a fun prize raffle, and a boxed lunch. The day will culminate with cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, an inspiring program, and an exciting live auction. The Piggy Bank Bash will be held in the club’s ball room at 6:30 pm. We hope you’ll join us to honor Carter’s memory by partnering with CURE Childhood Cancer as an event sponsor. See the sponsoship benefits through the link below and click on the button to purchase your sponsorship today.

Piggy Bank Bash Committee

Leigh Ann Herrin
Meredith Giello
Laura Herrin
Patti King
Lynda Meyers
Dale Parker
Cindy Robinett

Golf Fore a CURE Committee

Alan Kinney
Rhonda Kinney
Lisa McKinney
Hank Policinski
Billy Robinson
Kelly Vick