Relay ready to rock

Published 9:00 pm Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cancer survivors cut the ribbon to begin the annual Relay for Life at a previous event. Plans are already in the making for the 2013 event.

Community and area directors for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event were in town Thursday to meet with potential teams ready to move with the 2013 Relay event.

Chris Brown, ACS community Representtive, said the plans for theannual fundraising event are in the beginning stages and the ideas and suggestion of past and present Relay participants is being sought.

“We are only here to help with the Relay event,” Brown said. “We want this to be a Brewton event geared to be what the people want it to be.”

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Brown said teams will be calling the shots for the annual Relay with assistance from himself and Christy Sexton, area representative for ACS.

“We are here to offer our help and guidance, but this is a community event,” Brown said. “We want to facilitate with the event as much s we can and still allow this to be what Brewton wants and needs from a Relay event.”

Sexton said a kick-off date has been set with the Relay for Life event date set as well.

“We have planned a kick-off meeting for anyone interested in Relay,” Sexton said. “We want this to be an informational meeting to let anyone interested know what Relay is, what we do and how to be involved. This isn’t just for teams and team captains, this is for the community. We will meet at D.W. McMillan Hospital’s education center on Jan. 22 at 5:30 to hear more about what Brewton area people want in a Relay for Life event. We plan to hold Relay on April 20.”

With three teams already committed and raising funds for Relay for Life, Sexton said any other teams are invited to attend the meeting for more details on the 2013 event.

See the Saturday edition of The Brewton Standard for more about Relay for Life’s 2013 event and upcoming fund raising opportunities.