Relay for life Captains meet
It was more than all fun and games Feb. 17 when team captains for the American Cancer Society High Plains Relay For Life met in Guymon.
Each team captain and steering committee member explained why they want to work hard for a cancer cure and the reasons all had faces and names with several volunteers being cancer survivors themselves.
“Our reasons to Relay are personal and we need to get that word out because everyone knows someone with cancer and so everyone has a reason to Relay,” event chair Renee Ellis said. “Once we touch hearts, we get people involved.”
“Now that we understand Relay For Life, we know it is a wonderful way to celebrate survivors, honor cancer victims and help find a cure.”
One key focus of the 2005 ACS High Plains Relay For Life is education.
Newly diagnosed patients need information about the many services that are available but the patient must make first contact with the American Cancer Society.
Craig Atkinson, ACS community specialist, added, “Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer is urged to call 1-800-ACS-2345 or contact Vickie Jo Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org . for vital information and support.”
Teams represented at the recent captains' meeting include Boise City No Man's Land Cancer Crusaders, Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Seaboard Farms, PTCI, Elkhart, Kan., Hardesty School System, Hooker United Methodist Church and Murphy Farms.
The Relay For Life all-night party follows months of fund-raising and will be held 7 p.m. Friday, July 29 to 7 a.m. Saturday, July 30 at the Carl and Lou McKinnon Field in Guymon.
Captains also began collecting spirit chips and displayed their team spirit sticks as Gragert reminded them more teams are needed. Persons are urged to contact Gragert at 580-253-6541 or email@example.com for more information on forming a team.
The next captains' meeting will be Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Guymon Townsman Inn reunion center on Highway 54 in Guymon.
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