Each year, the Bedford Cancer Foundation hosts the Walking for Cancer horse show. The show is dedicated to the memory of an individual in the community. The Bedford Cancer foundation announces that this year’s show is dedicated to the memory of Martha Loraine Davis Sutton.

The show will be held at Champions Arena on the Celebration grounds on Saturday, May 8th at 5:00 PM. Proceeds from the show will be used to assist cancer patients in the Bedford County area.

Loraine was born in Shelbyville, TN on March 27, 1947 to the late I. Glover Davis and Martha Martin Davis. She graduated from Bell Buckle High School in 1965 and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from Middle Tennessee State University.

During her life, she used her degree to support her family, friends, and community. She began her career by doing extension work for the University of Tennessee. In 1982, she helped her parents expand a single greenhouse into a thriving greenhouse business that is still in operation today.

Loraine was active in many community activities and took pride in decorating the center ring for The Celebration and many other horse shows in the area. She was sought after as a speaker at civic events about Horticulture. She was a Board of Director member for the PickTN Conference Board, she was a Tennessee Certified Nursery professional, and a master gardener.

The Bedford Cancer Foundation recognizes the work that Loraine did in the community to assist in fundraising in the various non-profits in the area and her corporation in assisting with the Walking for Cancer show with beautifying the center ring for its annual event will forever be remembered.

The Walking for Cancer Show is in its fourteenth year of operation. It is considered to be one of the best one-night horse shows in the area. The Bedford Cancer Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization. Contributions may be sent to Bedford Cancer Foundation PO Box 1523 Shelbyville, TN 37162.