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Rain didn’t stop the 2013 Relay for Life as hundreds of supporters gathered in gymnasium at Fayetteville High School on May 3 to celebrate the “Party with a Purpose.”
With money still coming in, the event raised approximately $40,000 this year, said Heather McCormick, event chairman, noting that while that amount is down from last year’s $60,000, this year’s Relay was a great success.
“I just want to thank everyone who had a part in Relay for Life whether you had a team, donated items or money, or supported the event in some way,” she says in a letter to the editor in this week’s Times, expressing her appreciation to the school, sponsors, and Jennie Roles-Walter and her art students at FHS for their help decorating luminary bags. “Thanks to all the survivors who came out; you are the reason we Relay so that we can support you and your battle and remember those we have lost to this dreadful disease cancer,” she adds. “Hopefully one day no one will have to hear those awful words, ‘You have Cancer’.”
Event sponsors include the Employees of Goodman, the presenting and survivor sponsor, Lincoln County Health Systems, Bank of Lincoln County, Landers McLarty Toyota, First National Bank, Redstone Federal Credit Union, American Development Corp., Fayetteville Public Utilities, and The Elk Valley Times.