Letter to the Editor

Your view: Relaying a thanks

Friday, June 25, 2004

As staff of this year's American Cancer Society Relay For Life, I would like to thank residents of Scott County for their generosity and support. Thirty teams participated in this year's event, raising over $6,000 for the American Cancer Society's research, education, advocacy and service programs. The outstanding support received proves that the people of Scott County are truly committed to the fight against cancer.

I want to applaud the 50-plus survivors who participated in the opening lap and the survivor recognition. They are the reason we continue the fight because each year there can be more and more people living wonderful lives following a diagnosis of cancer.

A special thanks to the many Relay For Life volunteers who worked to make this event a success. The Relay For Life Committee did an outstanding job of putting the event together. Committee members included: Ken Moore, Anita Moore, Teresa Bye, Thelma Moore, Drew Moore, Janie Pfefferkorn, Vivian Johnson, Debbie Shoemaker, Jason Davis, Holly Moore, Mike and Marsha Riney, Julie Grant, Kelly Carraway, Jane Anne Baker, Ann Matthews and Nikki Vaught.

We also appreciate the generosity of this year's corporate sponsors. Relay For Life would not be possible without them. Our corporate sponsors included: First Security State Bank, Montgomery First National Bank, Ponder Funeral Home Dr. Daniel Obermark, Morlan Ford Dodge, Bethesda Cancer Center, Pyramid Roofing Co. Inc., Meeks Printing, Rick Leonard Heating and Air, Cargill Inc., Mitchell Insurance, Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, SEMO Health Network, First National Insurance Agency, Union Planters Corporation, US Bank, Sikeston Motor Company, Pro Music, MikeRentals and Canady Signs.

Again, thank you for supporting the American Cancer Society and remember, it's not too early to become involved in Relay For Life for next year.

Sincerely, Julie Causey Aycock

Income Development specialist

American Cancer Society