Archive for Wednesday, July 12, 2000

Celebration of life

July 12, 2000

The Tonganoxie Relay for Life Committee commends the Tonganoxie Community for their support and participation in this year's Relay. Countless hours of planning could not have conducted an event of this magnitude without the enthusiastic support received from local businesses, organizations and individuals. In the wake of the tornado, and the rescheduling of our event, their efforts were especially appreciated.

Donations are still being tallied; but our event has raised in excess of $20,000 to aid in the fight against cancer. More importantly, perhaps, is the show of support given those in our community who have struggled or continue to struggle with this disease. This year's Relay saw several participants returning from last year as cancer survivors; our support of these friends, family, and neighbors is truly heartening. Unfortunately, nearly everyone's life has been touched by cancer in some way.

Planning already is under way for next year's Relay for Life. Again, we invite the community to consider their support in this event. It is not only an effort in the fight against cancer, but a celebration of life!

Jeri Cooper
for the Relay For Life Committee

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