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Worley charity event raises $200K

Monday, September 27, 2010 – Darryl Worley's 9th Annual Tennessee River Run festival, held Sept. 16-18, raised $200,000 with the funds donated to the Darryl Worley Foundation.

More than 10,000 people from all over the country attended the 3-day event near Worley's hometown of Savannah, Tenn. Highlights from this year's event included a motorcyle poker run, golf tournament, songwriters round and fish fry along with two concerts.

"This may have been the best year we've ever had," said Worley. "I thank God for this awesome opportunity to help people who have nowhere else to turn, and I'm truly honored and humbled by these responsibilities. Thanks to everyone for all their hard work to make this another amazing event."

The Tennessee River Run was organized in 2001 to raise money for the Darryl Worley Foundation. Since its inception, the foundation has distributed more than $1 million to thousands of people in need, as well as numerous local and national charities. The foundation is also funding the Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center in Savannah. Previously scheduled to open in 2011, the new medical facility is ahead of schedule and will now open later this year.

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