Letter: Thanks to community for supporting Relay For Life

To the editor:

As the senior community manager of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life, I would like to thank residents of Brown County for their generosity and support. Twenty teams participated in this year’s event, raising more than $16,000 to further the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The outstanding support received proves that the people of Brown County are truly committed to the fight against cancer.

I want to applaud the 42 survivors and caregivers who participated in the opening lap and the survivor recognition. They are the reason we continue the fight, because each year, there can be more and more people living wonderful lives following a diagnosis of cancer and celebrating more birthdays.

A special thanks goes to the many Relay For Life volunteers who worked to make this event a success. The Relay For Life committee did an outstanding job of putting the event together.

We also appreciate the generosity of this year’s corporate sponsors. Relay For Life would not be possible without them.

Again, thank you for supporting the American Cancer Society, and remember it’s not too early to become involved in Relay For Life for next year. Together we will save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Kathy Toburen, American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Brown County

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