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Letter to WCP Editor – 6.22.10

Letter to WCP Editor – 6.22.10

Posted: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 11:33 am

To the Editor,
As chair of this year’s American Cancer Society Weakley West Relay For Life® committee, I would like to thank residents of Martin and Sharon for their generosity and support.
Twenty-three teams participated in this year’s event and raised more than $100,000 to help the Society’s fight for every birthday, threatened by every cancer, here and throughout the world 
This outstanding show of support proves that the people of Martin and Sharon stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the American Cancer Society to achieve its mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back.
We were honored to be joined by almost 100 survivors who walked the opening Survivors Lap, officially kicking off this year’s event. These survivors are the reason we continue the fight. Their participation inspires hope in those currently battling cancer.
A special thanks to the many Relay For Life volunteers who worked to make this event a success – celebrating the lives of those who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and pledging to fight back against the disease.
The Relay For Life committee did an outstanding job of putting the event together. Committee members were Mary Elizabeth Bell, Pam Bratcher, Alyssa Brown, Lori Brown, Sandy Bynum, Jeff Capps, Barbara Castleman, Alicia Cobb, Katrina Cobb, Iona Creasy, Kenneth Creasy, Marguriet Frazier, Elizabeth Gilbert, Trish Hardy, Lisa Hazlewood, Cristal McKee Bethany Smith, Regina Vickers and Ben Wolsk.
We also appreciate the generosity of this year’s corporate sponsors. Relay For Life would not be possible without them. Our corporate sponsors were Volunteer Community Hospital, Edward Jones, Sound Design, Woodmen of the World, MTD Products, WCMES, Chad Clifton, First State Bank, HealthSouth Cane Creek, Leland Powell Fasteners, Martin Anesthesia Group, Governor Ned Ray McWherter, Reelfoot Bank, UT Martin, WLJT-DT, City of Martin, Hamilton Ryker, Martin Housing Authority, Medical Rentals, Sideline Physical Therapy & Fitness Center, Surgical Associates of Martin and Van’s Pharmacy.  Additional services were provided by Sandy Clayton,  Clockworks Screen Printing & Graphics, Dresden Enterprise, Dr. Tom Gallien, Ken-Tenn Sports, Murphy Funeral Home & Florist, PCA Southeast, Sew ‘N Crafts, Thunderbolt Broadcasting and Weakley County Press.
Money collected before August will still apply to the 2010 Weakley West Relay For Life.  Donations can be made online at www.relayforlife.org/westweakley. Donations can also be made to any team or to the general fund at the downtown Martin location of First State Bank. 
If you would like information on how you can be involved in Weakley West Relay For Life in 2011 contact Katrina Cobb at kcobb@wljt.org or 234-9197. 
 Sincerely,
Mark Dowden
2010 Weakley West
Relay For Life Chair
WCP 6.22.10

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