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Relay Bucks!: Atmore raises over $126,000 to help fight cancer

By By SHERRY DIGMON
Advance Staff Writer
Sixteen teams raised $126,540 in the 2001 Relay for Life in Atmore, far surpassing the $85,000 goal.
Relay night started at 6 p.m., Friday, with cancer survivors taking the first lap on the walking trail at Tom Byrne Park.Team members, who have been raising money for months, walked all night in support of cancer survivors.
In addition to walking all night, teams enjoy entertainment and participate in a number of friendly competitions. This year's winners were:
Best Camp Site – David's Catfish
Best Camp Meal – Swift Supply
Best Flag – Atmore Community Hospital
Best Song – Atmore Community Hospital
Best Baton – Frontier Communications
Best Cancer Facts – Poarch Creek Indians
Most Money Raised by an Individual – Myrna Monroe
Most Money Raised by a Team – Pepsi / SAV
Most Money Raised Per Capita – First National Bank
Spirit of Relay – Atmore Nursing Care Center
Team totals were as follows:
Northview High School – $1,095
Poarch Creek Indians – $11,620
First National Bank – $10,719.94
The Advance Press Crew – $10,000
David's Catfish – $5,353
Swift Supply – $10,199.76
Southern Aluminum – $880
Vanity Fair – $11,545.74
Atmore Community Hospital – $3,125
Alto – $3,795.98
United Bank – $2,664.33
Atmore Nursing Care Center – $5,872.07
Mary Kay – $2,255
Frontier Communications – $5,272.62
Friends of Thomas Boatwright – $5,360
Pepsi / SAV – $21,029.60
Judy Pylate served as this year's Relay chairman. Her father died of cancer, and she is a cancer survivor.
Sellers also has a personal stake in the fight against cancer.