First Posted: 6/5/2010
LUMBERTON The 16th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life raised $307,061.02 to support the societys mission of saving lives from cancer.
Through their hard work in preparing for the event, and by spending hours walking for the cause, Robeson County residents certainly did their part to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” said Robin C. Jones, volunteer chairman for the 2010 Relay For Life, which was held at the end of April at Lumberton High Schools Brooks Stadium.
The top individual fund-raiser was Cheryl Revels, who collected $5,928 in donations. The top fund-raising team was Quickie walks 4 a cure lead by Tonya Deese, which raised $26,607.57.
About 3,133 people, represented by 93 teams, participated in this years event. The teams were comprised of area families, faith-based groups, businesses, clubs and other organizations.
More people in our community alone will face a cancer diagnosis this year, Jones said. And, its critical that we come together during relay to help the American Cancer Society achieve its mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.”
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Robeson County was made possible by Jerry Johnson Chevrolet; Allen Orthopedics; LRA; SRMC; BB&T; Bos Food Stores; Progress Energy; HealthKeeperz; Cellular Store;, Lumberton Surgical Associates; Lumbee Guaranty; Lumberton Senior High School; Storage Solutions; Southeastern Dermatology; Primary Health Choice; Josh Whitley-State Farm Insurance; Wachovia Bank; Quickie; Best Way Express; Native Angels; Shaw Office Supply; Teds Alarm and Lock/H&T Lock Up; McKenzie Supply; TLC Catering; First South Bank; Mountaire Farms; and Robeson Pediatrics.
To learn more about Relay For Life, visit www.RelayForLife.org or call toll-free (800) 227-2345.