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KDMC might get Goofy with donuts — Characters share breakfast with children, raise money for cancer fight

Donut glaze could be mistaken for fairy dust, and a breakfast of donuts and juice can be magical.

Add to that the opportunity to talk to, and take photos with, Disney characters, and children can have a unique experience while simultaneously donating to a worthy cause.

The King’s Daughters Medical Center Relay for Life team presents Donuts and Juice with Disney, a come-and-go fundraiser that benefits the Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society, with all proceeds going to benefit cancer patients. The event will be March 24 at the Brookhaven Recreational Department.

“It’s a great opportunity to raise funds for a very worthy cause,” said KDMC Director of Marketing David Culpepper.

Three time slots are open for attendees to choose from — 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 10 a.m. Seating is limited to 60 people per time slot, so adults interested in bringing their children are encouraged to purchase tickets to ensure they have a space.

Tickets are $10 each for children — children under 1 year old will not be charged admission — and adults are $5 each. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Culpepper said no one will be turned away at the door, however, so adults bringing children who were not able to purchase tickets ahead of time shouldn’t think the opportunity has passed.

As children and their adult sidekicks enjoy glazed fried dough and a choice of juice — or coffee for the grown-ups — they will be able to participate in various activities at stations manned by KDMC employees and some favorite characters from Disney movies. The 2017 breakfast was visited by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy and Cinderella, as well as a few others.

Guests this year will have to come to the event to find out what characters will be there, but Culpepper is sure no matter who’s there, attendees will enjoy the experience.

“Our employees run this event and maintain it, and they do a great job with it,” he said.