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Georgetown ghost walk proceeds to benefit bone marrow transplant expenses

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A ghost tour in historic Georgetown will raise funds for the  Children's Organ Transplant Association in honor of Georgetown County teen Matt Rucker who underwent a bone marrow transplant in September, according to a statement from the COTA.

Presented by Walking Shadows Ghost Tours of Georgetown, the tour will begin at 9 p.m. on October 19 and last around 90 minutes.  The statement says participants will, "take a lazy stroll through the historic district in the City of Georgetown, where they'll stop in front of some of the area's many reputedly haunted homes and hear tales of the spirits said to dwell there, along with a smattering of other local legends."

Matt was a senior at Georgetown High School when he was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia at 18-years-of-age. His sister Rachel Rucker, a teacher in Pawleys Island donated life-saving bone marrow at Duke University Medical Center on September 17. All of the profits will assist with transplant-related expenses, so people are encouraged to "give from the heart".

The owner of walking shadows, Ginger Haithcock, organized the fundraiser tour after reading about Matt's health struggles before his transplant, and said his story touched her heart though she did not know his family. She was moved to help.

The tour will stop at the town clock, the Kaminski house, the Mann-Doyle house and Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, to name a few. Tickets for the tour are $10, and additional donations are welcome. Reservations are required as space is limited.

To reserve a ticket, call Walking Shadows Ghost Tours at 843-543-5321. The tour will meet at 800 Front Street at the corner of Front and Broad streets in Georgetown. For more information on the tour, or other fundraising and volunteer opportunities, contact Tracey Howle at 843-527-6614.

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