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Relay for Life looks to top last years fundraising mark

Twenty-nine teams and counting.

As organizers of this years Cumberland County Relay For Life prepare for their fourth annual fundraising event, they are setting their goals high in hopes of exceeding the $80,000 raised last year.

Rising to the challenge

Twenty-nine teams and counting.

As organizers of this years Cumberland County Relay For Life prepare for their fourth annual fundraising event, they are setting their goals high in hopes of exceeding the $80,000 raised last year.

With just eight weeks to go before the event, excitement is building with the committee and with the teams that have already signed up to participate.

Weve set a target of 45 teams for this years event so we are well on the way to meeting our recruitment goal, said Bev Hennigar, co-chair of the local committee. Forty-five is a very realistic number when you consider the long-standing volunteer tradition that is alive and well across the Cumberland County community.

Becoming part of the Relay For Life is quite easy. All that is needed is a group of eight to 10 colleagues, family members and friends who are willing to make a commitment to raise funds in support of the Relay.

Then join the fun on the evening of Friday, June 8, at the Robbs Centennial Complex in Amherst.

Beginning at 7 p.m. and for 12 hours, the site will be transformed into a tent city full of music, presentations and special events, said Hennigar. The highlight of the night will certainly be the survivors victory lap followed by the luminary lighting ceremony at sunset.

The teams who have already committed to the event are involved in a variety of projects to raise funds for their respective teams.

Events that have already been scheduled include:

The Fort B Flowers Team is holding a dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall on April 28 featuring music by Free Fall. Tickets are available at Fort B for $10 and at the door for $12.

The K-9s Team from Spring Street Academy is holding a Coffee House on April 27 at the school. The evening features live musical entertainment by Drew Moore along with desserts and coffee. For information contact Janice Wolchuk at 661-1617.

The Superstore is presenting a Charity Chefs Dinner on May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Tickets are available at the Customer Service Counter for what promises to be two enjoyable hours of great culinary entertainment. Only 30 tickets will be sold at a price of $35.

The Hatheway Ford Team is holding a yard & bake sale, car wash and barbecue on Saturday, May 5th from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Everyone is encouraged to support all of these great events.

More information on team entries is available from Jo-Ann Sigut at 667-8233 or go on-line to www.cancer.ca/relay



dcole@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Knights of Columbus Hall, Street Academy, Coffee House Customer Service Counter Hatheway Ford Team

Geographic location: Cumberland County, Amherst

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