Most Hopkins County residents know at least one person — whether family, friend, co-worker or neighbor — who is fighting cancer or has battled the disease in the past. Hopkins County Relay For Life honors these individuals each year during the annual 12-hour walk to raise money for families dealing with cancer as well as research for a cure.
All photos are asked to be submitted no later than April 15 so that the committee person responsible for the slide show has plenty of time to get photos scanned and organized. Remember to include contact information with each printed photo so that they can be returned.
Teams for the annual walk also continue to register for the event. Teams generally consist of eight to 15 members who are dedicated to raising money for ACS. Each team will gather with tents and sleeping bags April 30 on the Sulphur Springs Middle School track. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the Relay, all with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer. The registration fee is $35 for adult teams and $15 for youth teams.
For more information about registering a team, contact Judy Worley at 903-439-8449. Also, for more information about participating teams, including who the members are and totals collected so far, got to relayforlife.org/hopkinscotx.dddd
The Relay For Life Committee also reports that team Alliance Bank's “Bark For Life” event was a howling success, with 26 pooches and their humans participating in the March 27 dog and owner's walk at Coleman Park. The Alliance Team showed they are “Barking Mad” about cancer and its effect on the community, raising awareness and more than $780 for the American Cancer Society. Hopkins County Vet Clinic, Groomingdales Pet Salon and PPAWSS also helped partner with the Alliance team. Also, thanks to their efforts, five of the dogs shown at the event were adopted to new families.
All cancer survivors are encouraged to participate in the event and be recognized for their battle. There is no fee to register as a survivor. Survivors needing more information should contact survivor recruitment co-chairs Joyce Davis or Mynder Nash, or go online to www.relayforlife.org/hopkinscotx to register. Davis may be reached at 903-885-6176 and Nash at 903-885-6633.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.
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