Relay for Life to take over Brownwood stadium

Relay for Life rakes in the cash

American Cancer Society Senior Manager for Relay for Life Crystal Yelverton said the Nash County event is one of the top five relay events in the state in terms of revenue. "... I'd love to see the community come out and participate in the Relay...in the auction and with all the events that go on that night, and enjoy the things we've worked for". He was presented with the Hero of Hope award during the 2016 Survivors & Caregivers Dinner.

Cancer Council NSW Albury community programs co-ordinator Melissa Nixon said the vehicle, supported by the Relay for Life fundraiser, would made a huge difference to families.

"Because I thought it would make people happy and raise money for Relay!"

Last year, more than 500 people participated in the Relay For Life of Kane County, and they raised more than $91,000, the release stated.

The American Cancer Society's biggest fundraising event takes place Saturday at the BrownsvilleSportsPark, and there's still time to sign up as a team or join a team.

At the opening ceremony, Mount student Amanda Pecorella of Fishkill, discussed losing her mother to cancer previous year. "We understand that some survivors are more private about their battles, but this is a chance to celebrate their recoveries and also to remember those who are not able to be here with us".

"They have done a tremendous, tremendous job this year".

"Considering how bad the economy is, with jobs and stuff in the area now, that's not too bad", Anderson said gratefully Monday.

Cancer Council NSW volunteer Elaine King said transport was one of the most common queries of people visiting the information centre in the Murray Valley Private Hospital. NEWS HERALD photo by JAMES DRAPER With the "Paint Kilgore Purple" theme, this year saw a score of local businesses raise purple decorations for Relay, from window signs to purple bows on trees, purple wreaths on doors and more. "When somebody gets diagnosed, we want them to realize it isn't an automatic death sentence". Luminara sales will end at 9 p.m. Friday.

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