A ‘Big Thank You’ to all for Relay’s success

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By The Staff


The 2009 Trimble County Relay for Life is complete and was a huge success.  

A big part of this success is the participation of the Trimble County community and the involvement of organizations and individuals who gave of their time and money to support a worthy cause.  

A large part of this success belongs to the Relay team captains and the team participants, who spent hours raising money and setting up campsites to call awareness to this disease that touches everyone.  

To all of you, I want to say a “Big Thank You!”

Forgive me for not trying to thank all of the countless organizations, businesses or individuals who worked either in the forefront or behind the scenes to make this year’s relay possible. Regardless of whether it was a large contribution or some small gesture or donation of money or time, it was a big contribution to the overall success of this year’s Relay.  

You know who you are, and without you we could not have done so well for our second year. We surpassed last year with more teams and more participants. We also raised about $10,000 more than the previous year, which was our first Relay in at least 15 years.

I realize that with the current economy, finances are tight with everyone – but the generosity shown this year reflects how people feel about the importance of awareness of this deadly disease and the need to find a cure.

As a cancer survivor, I know how important this is.

During and after the Relay event, I have received many complimentary and kind words about this year’s event and how proud people are that we have returned this event to our community so they can participate with their neighbors.  

Just as we wrap up this year’s Relay, we will only have a short time to relax before the 2010 Relay Kickoff in January.  We hope to see everyone back and hope we can grow more as we have in the past two years.   

Again, I want to thank everyone in Trimble County and surrounding areas who gave of themselves to make the 2009 Trimble County Relay for Life a HUGE success!

Myrna L. Persell, Chairperson

2009 Trimble County 

Relay for Life