TIFTON — Another Dawg was unleashed at Mallory Ward School of Dance Sept. 10.
Miss Survivor honors child cancer survivors, specifically owner Mallory Ward’s daughter, Raylin, who is a survivor of Hepatoblastoma cancer.
Ward said her daughter was diagnosed with cancer at 12 months.
“September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so we really wanted to get it done this month,” Ward said.
Ward, along with her daughter and others, cut the ribbon for the statue, which is the 13th statue in Tifton.
The bulldog statues, a tradition in Athens where UGA’s main campus is located, began popping up in Tifton in August 2018 as part of celebrations for the university’s 100th anniversary of its Tifton campus. The first statue to be unveiled is located at the UGA Tifton campus.
The profits for the statues go toward funding student clubs on the UGA Tifton campus.
UGA Tifton has an ongoing challenge to take selfies with each of the Dawg statues and post them to social media with the hashtag #NiftyTifty.
For more information visit tifton-dawgs.uga.edu.