To the Editor:
As co-chairs of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life committee, we would like to thank residents of Edgecombe County for their generosity and support. Thirty-eight teams participated in this year’s event and raised more than $132,000 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 Edgecombe County 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 129 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.
We also appreciate the generosity of this year’s 53 corporate sponsors and eight in-kind sponsors. A special thank you to the Golden K’s for giving out our Event Program again this year. Relay For Life would not be possible without them.
You may get involved with Relay For Life at any time and continue to contribute until August 1, 2013. Check out RelayForLife.org/edgecombenc or call 252-908-0320 for more information.
Stephen Eason, Co-chair
Susan New, Co-chair