Relay for Life ends year by honoring teams members’ hard work
by Hawkins Teague
Jul 18, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Relay for Life participants gathered at Lakeland Jamboree for their wrap-up meeting Monday night as 10 teams were inducted into the Relay Team Fund-raising Club.

According to a press release from the American Cancer Society, this is a distinguished club that recognizes teams that have raised $2,500 or more in a season throughout the Mid-South Division, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky and Tennessee. Community Representative Susan Hurt presented the teams with their awards. New Light Baptist Church raised $3,191; East Cadiz Baptist Church raised $3,300; Pleasant Hill Baptist Church raised $4,018; Kirby Family & Friends raised $5,010; Roaring Springs Christian Church raised $7,750; Ford Family and Friends raised $12,000; Bank of Cadiz raised $13,000.25; Mis Fits raised $29,000. Finally, Hurt presented Jim Tribble of Oak Grove Baptist Church with an award for making onto the Purple Team, which she said was a first for Trigg County. The team raised $53,750.

Pleasant Hill Baptist team member Octavia Vinson recognized several team awards that were given out at the May event. The top youth team was the Rocky Ridge Baptist Church youth team, who raised $2,335. The top adult individual fundraiser was Carol Thomas (one of this year’s co-chairs), who raised $15,426. The top youth individual fundraiser was Jeffery Ross, who raised $1,500.

The best-decorated campsite went to Heritage Bank. Best costumes went to Ford Family and Friends. The Healthy Cooking Contest was won by Oak Grove Baptist Church. The team spirit awards went to Ford Family and Friends and Rocky Ridge Baptist Church adult and youth teams. The Individual Spirit Award went to Carolyn Bland.

During the meeting, Hurt talked about the wonders the ACS had achieved through their research program. She said that since the program began in 1946, there have been 10 million cancer survivors because of early screening. She said that colon cancer has a 90 percent cure rate if found early. She also talked about ACS’s role in lobbying for various anti-smoking laws.

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