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Long Relay for Life Wraps up with Party
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Team Captains and Members of the Planning Committee held a party to wrap up the 2008 Long County Relay for Life. - photo by Mike Riddle / Coastal Courier
The Long County Relay for Life organizers and supporters gathered last Tuesday to recognize individuals and teams for their 2008 accomplishments. The party was held at the home of Amy Nutting who, along with Cynthia Alexander, co-chaired the Long County event.
Relay for Life, which was held March 28th at Veteran’s Stadium in Ludowici, raised more than $37,000 dollars. Each year, Long County has surpassed the previous year’s total, bringing in more than $112,000 over the course of three years.
The CMAD Construction team nabbed this year’s first-place honor, raising $5,278; the Super Skippers came in second with $2,400.
Betty Miller, who raised $1,400, held the highest individual total.
“The enthusiasm and support from Long County over the last three years has been tremendous. You have exceeded your goals every year,” said Sharon Proudfoot, the American Cancer Society’s senior community manager, who addressed ceremony attendees.
Proudfoot added, “You had over 60 survivors participate this year and as the day has grown, the Relay for Life in Long County continues to get the word out about the American Cancer Society.”
According to Proudfoot, the number of teams has grown each year from nine in 2006, 14 in 2007, to 17 this year.
“There was a great turnout by the community this year, even more than last year, and I believe the support will continue to grow in the future,” said Nutting, who worked the Liberty County Relay for Life event for 12 years before joining the Long County group this year.
Nutting said she plans to continue her work with the Long County event by returning as chairwoman next year.
Committee members who attended last week’s ceremony received thank-you gifts, while team captains were given framed certificates of appreciation.
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