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Relay for Life announces committees for this year’s event
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The kickoff meeting for prospective Relay For Life Team Captains will be held Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church.

The steering committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., in the parlor of the Fellowship Hall prior to the team captain meeting.

“Anyone who is interested in forming a team for the relay is invited to attend,” said Kate Campbell, organizer.

The ninth annual Joe Barber Memorial Relay for Life will be held on Nov. 14, and 15, at the Refugio County Fairgrounds. The theme this year is “25 Years of Relaying-Silver Anniversary.”

In 2001, Sue Ellen Brown was responsible for getting the Relay started. Her sister, Claire Heard Baxter was battling cancer and it seemed like the right thing to do.

The county’s relay has grown ever year since and had 20 teams last year and raised a phenomenal amount $61,362.75.

The Steering Committee Kickoff Meeting was held on Tuesday, July 28, at Campbell’s home. The members of the steering committee this year include Kate Campbell; Tracey Gregorcyk, sponsorship; KayLeigh Harris, Toni Rodriguez, Flo Toliver, and Michelle Moscorro, accounting; Debbie Sternadel, registration; Johnny Lamprecht and Karen Allen, luminaria; Linda Amador, Denise Rosas and Monica Flores, teams; Jennifer Perez-Lara, Betty Bauer, Patti Bourglund, Carolyn Hughes, and Rev. John Alsbrooks, survivors; Cecelia Bauer, baskets; John and Minnie Lu Sutton, publicity; Beth Linscomb and Chase lincomb, entertainment; Boogie Barber, advocacy/education; Gary Borglund, Raul Saenz, and Joe Pena, logistics/cleanup; Monica Flores, online.

For 25 years, Relay for Life has been a life changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and empower individuals and communities to fight back against a disease that takes too much.

Relay for life is the signature fund raising activity of the American Cancer Society. The Relay is an all night, non-athletic, family oriented team activity that celebrates cancer survivorship, health, teamwork and the community.

This even serves as a unique challenging, and fun way to raise money for the American Cancer Society and to raise awareness of cancer.

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