Relay meets team goal for event
By By Lisa Tindell
With a goal-setting 20 teams signed up to participate in the 2010 event, Relay for Life organizers are gearing up for a huge fundraising effort to benefit the American Cancer Society in May.
Meanwhile, Bark for Life, a committee fundraiser, has been rescheduled due to weather predictions.
Sharon Peacock, chairman of the organizing committee for the event, said Bark for Life event will go on — just at a later date.
Peacock said all registration and activities planned with follow the original schedule on the new date.
For the event in May, organizers set a goal of having 20 teams signed up to participate in the main fundraising activity.
Peacock said the hope is that each team will be able to raise funds in an effort to help fight cancer through the American Cancer Society.
Peacock said it’s not too late to form a team and enjoy the activities surrounding the Relay event.
The number of team members required to have an official team is set at 10, Peacock said, but smaller teams are allowed.
For those still interested in forming a team, information and details will be available at a team captain’s meeting next week.
Along with individuals and groups joining as teams for the event, Peacock said businesses still have an opportunity to help meet financial goals set by the committee for this year’s event.
Peacock said businesses or individuals may sign up as event sponsors in various denominations.
For those businesses interested in becoming a sponsor for the event, contact Brenda Kern.
The 2010 East Escambia Relay for Life event is planned for May 1 on the campus of the Brewton Area YMCA on Douglas Avenue in Brewton. For additional details, contact Peacock at 809-4845.