Residents show strong support for American Cancer Society

Published 9:34 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2013

With the economy being less than desirable, we are elated that the community came together for this year’s Relay for Life and not only met their fundraising goal, but exceeded it. Originally, the American Cancer Society set a goal of $100,000. However, with the strong spirit of the community, $102,950 was raised.

The theme of the night was “decking out cancer,” — a decades inspired theme that brought residents out by the many. All funds produced will go directly to cancer research.

We encourage the community to continue to draw attention to this deathly disease and raise money for its cure. Residents proved Friday night that there is a large amount of passion for this cause and many people willing to support it’s funding.

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Tanya Miles, event chairman for Relay, said the event couldn’t have gone any better.

“I just want to thank the people of Selma and Dallas County for helping us to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients,” Miles said. “I thank them for their dedication and support and just ask that they continue to support the American Cancer Society as well as cancer patients everywhere.”

To all those who made Relay for Life possible, we extend a large thank you for all of your dedication and hard work. We look forward to an even bigger, better Relay for Life next year.