Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Mr. Pig Goes to the Market Returns to River Market Friday

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Mr. Pig Goes to the Market Returns to River Market Friday

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When his father died, Jay Welborn wanted to keep his memory alive while fighting back against the disease that took him.

Jimmy Welborn, the co-founder of the Piggly Wiggly stores in Tuscaloosa and Northport, was diagnosed with cancer in 1979 and battled the disease with surgeries, experimental treatments, life- altering drugs and chemotherapy for 31 years. He died on March 30, 2010.

Mr. Pig Goes to the Market, a fundraising event benefitting the American Cancer Society and the DCH Help and Hope Patient Assistance Fund, is the family's way of remembering him and giving back at the same time.

The event will be held at the Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Parkway, on Friday from 6-9 p.m.

It will include food from Hoo's Q, live music, various entertainment and a silent auction.

Tickets are $25 for individuals, $40 for couples, $10 for children 12 and younger. Piggly Wiggly employees get in free. Tickets can be purchased at Piggly Wiggly, FNB Bank, Spiller Furniture and Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers. …

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