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July 2, 2009

Scotland County Relay For Life Raises Over $25,000

The Scotland County Relay For Life Committee and team captains held the 2009 event wrap up meeting on June 29th. The participants were pleased to announce that this year’s Relay brought in a total of $25,197.72.

“None of this could have been made possible without all of the hard work from the teams, sponsors that donated, and all of the community for helping support this worthy cause,” said event chairperson Diane Tague.

Teams raised money and earned signs to put at their campsites. Scotland County Care Center had a platinum sign as they raised over $10,000. Seasons of Hope, No Payne No Gain and UMC Youth Group all had a Silver sign as the raised over $3,000 and the Honor/Memory team had a Bronze sign as they raised over $1500.

“Everyone is commended on all the money raised,” said Tague to the meeting participants. “Way To Go Teams!”

A total of 643 luminaries lined the outside the Memphis City square during the 2009 Relay for Life. Tague and the committee expressed their appreciation to Micheal Moore and his helpers for the hard work preparing this display.

“Something new this year was the hair cutting by Jennifer Alexander and her helpers,” said Tague. “It was a very good money raiser and we hope that they will come back next year.”

Janene McNamar and Jeri Mohr were honored as the 2009 relay for Life Heroes of Hope. Awards were handed out for Best Campsite – Seasons of Hope, Lip Sync – All in the Family and Then Some and the Most Laps Walked – UMC Youth Group.

“We are excited to announce that next year will be the big ten,” said Tague. “We hope to make the 10th year is as memorable as the last nine years have been.”

The 2010 Relay for Life will be held June 11th and 12th.

Anyone interested in having a team next year can contact any committee member or team captain from this year.

“We will be happy to help you get started,” said Tague. “Just remember, it’s not about how much money you raise, it’s that you put forth the effort of raising money.”


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