As chair of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life committee, I would like to thank residents of Karnes County for their generosity and support. 17 teams participated in this year’s event, raising more than $113,000 to further the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The outstanding support received proves that the people of Karnes County are truly committed to the fight against cancer.
A special thanks goes to the many Relay For Life volunteers who worked to make this event a success. The Relay For Life committee did an outstanding job of putting the event together. Committee members included Phillis Ender, Thelma Lopez, Gloria Pedroza, Donna Sekula, Liza Smith, Pumpkin Culpepper, Susie Kotara, Debra Buehring, Vi Malone, Michelle Jonas, Kevin Matula, Sandy DeLaGarza, Esmeralda DeLaGarza and Deene Janysek.
The committee would like to thank the following businesses and people for their donation or help to the event: Kenedy ISD, The Countywide, KAML, Karnes City Public Library, EL OSO Water Supply, Alamo Lumber, J&M Prosounds, Marathon Oil, Tierra Lease Services, Stallion, Barth’s Restaurant, Crystal & Nikki Fudge, HEB, State Farm Insurance-Mark Brown, Troop 24, Karnes County Memorial Post # ,Josie Kellner, Susan Krueger, Virginia Morales, Pastor David Collins, John Wayne Schulz, Oscar Gonzales, Jochelle Pawelek, Juventino Pedroza, Albert Pedroza, Briskets, RJ’s, Tameria Luedecke, Dynasty, Donut Palace in Karnes City, Partners, Sonic, Dollar General Staff @ Kenedy Store, Cindy Gonzales, Kolby Culpepper, Lane and Bobby Jones, Carolyn Pfeil, Scott Kotara, Casey Ebrom, Steven Stolle, Barbara Jonas, Randy & Rita Heath, and Erna Mae Pfeil.
Again, thank you for supporting the American Cancer Society, and remember it’s not too early to become involved in Relay For Life for next year. Together we will save lives and create world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Relay For Life of Karnes County Chair