Corporate sponsors vital to area cancer fight

Sheila Blankenship

The Hooker Advance

Out in the world, corporations and businesses are sometimes viewed as distant, hard and cold but here in the Panhandle, it's a different atmosphere.

The Panhandle produces businesses and business owners and managers who can be depended upon to answer the call of community and the call to fight cancer.

  Corporate sponsorship is vital to the success of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Texas County .

    The event is a grass roots effort to eradicate suffering and death from cancer through a fun fund-raiser. The ACS Relay For Life draws people together against an all-too-common enemy to fund medical research, direct-to-patient services, state and national advocacy and public awareness and education.

Building on the support of local and area corporate sponsors including those from Cimarron County , volunteers will host the 11th annual ACS Texas County Relay For Life in Guymon July 28-29.

Platinum sponsors have generously given $800 or more in cash or services. Other levels are the gold sponsorship at $500 to $799, the silver sponsorship at $250-$499 and the bronze sponsorship at $150 to $249.

This funding underwrites the event which asks Relay For Life team members to work together or as individuals to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

To celebrate their success, the ACS Relay For Life in Texas County will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, July 28 through the night to 7 a.m. Saturday, July 29 at the Carl and Lou McKinnon Football Field in Guymon.

Also during the Relay For Life, participants remember friends and family who have died from cancer and honor cancer survivors.

The 2006 American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Texas County is supported by platinum sponsors Mitchell Theatres Northridge Cinema 8, GO Trophy and Engraving LLC, Southern Office Supply, XTO Energy, Northwest Line Construction, Inc. and The Hooker Advance.

This year's gold sponsors are The Elkhart Tri-State News, Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc., The United Methodist Church of Hooker, Hitch Enterprises, The City National Bank & Trust Company, Seaboard Foods, KGYN Radio, Murphy-Brown of Texhoma, Best Western Townsman Inn, Rent to Store LLC, Guymon Daily Herald, KKBS Radio, OXY, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Memorial Hospital of Texas County,  and Hunny's.

    Silver sponsors of this year¹s ACS Relay For Life are No Man's Land Beef Jerky, PTCI, Stephen Long, Panhandle Printing, United Supermarket, Carole's Embroidery, Wal-Mart of Guymon, Bank of the Panhandle, Hooker American Legion, Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Kilgore Farm, Home & Auto Supply and Treasures Past & Present Pawn Shop.

The list of bronze sponsors includes The First State Bank in Boise City, The Boise City News, Jim-N-I's Restaurant, Guymon Vision Clinic, B & B Sales of Guymon, Hooker Equity Exchange, Wilson Welding Works LLC, Panhandle Construction Services, Inc., Super 8 Motel, Hooker Lions Club, G & G Electronics, Inc., Huckins Insurance Corner, First National Bank of Hooker, Herbel Mini-Storage, United Discount Drug  and Eagan's Warehouse Showroom.

Other contributors are Elkhart Co-Op, Goodwell Community Fund, Days Inn and Hinchey Ford.

Everyone is invited to attend the event and join in the fight against cancer by supporting Relay For Life team fund-raisers, purchasing luminarias and honoring area survivors.

For more information, interested persons may contact event chair, Sheila Blankenship at blanksa@ptsi.net or 580-522-1076.

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