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Important Relay for Life meeting is May 1, 2006
Drive has already banked $16,000. Much more is needed. Bank Day when all teams turn in money is May 23, 2006. Big Event, Relay Night, on Friday, June 9, 2006.
Important Relay for Life meetings will be held Monday, May 1, 2006, Angela Dean and Tonya Karnes announce.
At 5:30 p.m. committee members will meet in the basement of the Adair County Annex Building. Then at At 6:30 p.m., team captains meet. These will be the last meetings before the big event, Relay Night on Friday, June 9 , 2006, at Boosters Field, Adair County High School, Columbia, KY.
Over $16,000 already banked
Already, the Relay is proving successful this year. "We've already banked over $16,000," Angela Dean said, "but of course that will be much more when we have Bank Day on May 25th," she said. Bank day is the official day for all the organizations to turn in their money.
Ms. Dean said that she is thrilled by the effort this year. "It's so innovative," she said. "people are holding bake sales, writing and selling books, having all sorts of dinners. Or just standing out in the road and taking up money."
"We do a lot of work," she said, "but we have a lot of fun doing it." Volunteers are still invited to create a team or just find one to join. "If anybody needs to get on a Relay for Life team," she said, "They should just give us a call. We'll find them a team."
Money goes to find cancer cure. "We'll do it. I'm confident of it," Angela Dean says
The money raised all goes to the the American Cancer Society to find cures for cancer. Angela Dean is confident it will be successful, "We will find a cure. I'm confident of it."
She says that already she sees cancer survivors who have had the same cancer which claimed the life of her father, Ernest Shirley. "There are new drugs and new therapies around today which weren't available 16 years ago," she said. "They would have made all the difference for my Dad."
Ms. Dean said that one of the most emotional events, one that makes everybody proud, is the final one when the cancer survivors take their the Survivors' Walk around the Track at Booster Field at Adair County High School. "There's not a dry eye in the crowd," Tonya Karnes, said.
"It is a proud moment," she said. "It's hard to hold back the tears of joy when you see what these courageous people have done, and when you see what good is coming of efforts like the Relay for Life."
Added events are being announced regularly. Ms. Dean and Tonya Karnes want to bring these fund-raising efforts to everyone's attention:
The Cane Valley Christian Church is having a motor cycle ride May 13, 2006. Contact Debbie White at 384-5481 for more information on how to register.
May 25, 2006 Bank Day. All funds collected are turned in to be banked.
Friday, June 9, 2006: Relay Night, the big event for Relay for LIfe, at Boosters Field, Adair County High School, Columbia, KY.
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