Thursday, December 9, 2010

Relay for Life

"The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length ... Relay has grown into the world’s largest movement to end cancer. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, the American Cancer Society continues to save lives."

Meet Team HOPE. Vermont-native Melynda Sawyer is passionate about this cause. Though most Relay's last only a day, Melynda herself works tirelessly day and night to raise funds with not only a one-day relay, but also with a fund-raising dinner, dance and silent auction. The fund-raising event is planned for Friday, January 14, 2011 at 6pm in the Canadian Club located in Barre, VT.

Donation items are sorely needed. Edibles for the spaghetti dinner, a DJ and sound equipment for the dance, and numerous (new) items and gift certificates large and small for the silent auction. There's no one in this world who cancer hasn't touched. Here's your opportunity to give back. Please contact Melynda directly to find out how you can help.

Melynda Sawyer
Team HOPE Leader and Event Coordinator

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