Relay for Life does community good

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 25, 2004

On May 7 residents of Selma and Dallas County gathered at the Lion’s Club Park Fairgrounds and participated in the Relay for Life.

Fifty teams walked to raise the American Cancer Society’s goal of $65,000 to fund research, educational projects and patient services.

And the money continues to pour in.

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Brenda Tuck, community representative for the American Cancer Society, said she was pleased with the county’s response. We join her and commend everyone who participated and gave to this worthy cause.

“Without the contributions from the public, steady progress in the fight to defeat cancer would not be possible,” Tuck said.

Thank you, Selma and Dallas County, for making that progress possible.

Many have a friend or family member that has suffered, even died, from cancer. It’s a disease that knows no gender, racial or economic lines.

The Relay for Life also knew no lines separating its participants. Instead, everyone joined to raise money and fight a disease that continues to persist not only in our city and county, but also across our nation.

The Relay for Life isn’t just a method to raise money to fight cancer; it’s a project that unites our community. Everyone can do their part to stop this disease.

And we can do it together.