Relay for Life close to goal for May 11-12 finale

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 The LaRue County Relay for Life effort continues to grow with each month. With 11 participating teams and more expected in the days ahead, the county committee is thrilled to report the progress toward the 2012 goal of $49,500 and 16 teams by the May 11-12 event at Hodgenville Elementary School.

Teams listed to date are Nationwide Circle of Friends with captain Regina Childress; First Baptist Living Strong with Katie McDowell and Kathy Ross as co-captains; Boaters for a Cure with captain Gayle Shepherd; Buffalo Baptist with captain Carolyn Mather; Freedom Angels with captain Shanda Jewell; Hawks for Hope with captain Jamie Hines; Janet's Angels with captain Pam Rust; Veirs Crew-Keeping the Faith with captain Melissa Williamson; Howardstown Relay with captain Mary Ann Crain; God's Girls Group with captain Rachelle Walsh; and Citizens Union Bank with Melissa Jones and Dana Merritt as co-captains. Teams are encouraged to sign up within the month by visiting www.relayforlife.org/larue.

More than $2,129 of the goal has already been raised with numerous fundraisers and events slated in the weeks ahead. At the January meeting several event sponsorships were announced including Celebrate Sponsor - Nationwide (Fechheimer); Remember Sponsors - Nolin RECC and Magnolia Bank; and Fight Back Sponsor - Bank of Buffalo.

In addition, plans were made for a survivor dinner, purple mailbox campaign and participation in Expo on March 17.

County Relay Chair Regina Childress noted that activities and entertainment for Relay are now being finalized but there is room for more. Local DJ Dennis Sprowls has once again agreed to spin the music and Marsha Duncan, local FYRSC co-ordinator, will be the "Hostess with the Mostess" throughout the night.

Luminaries are now available through each Relay team.

For more information about Relay for Life or luminaries, contact Bill Hawkins at bill.hawkins@cancer.org or one of the team captains.