Relay For Life kicks off Saturday
Published 2:51 am Wednesday, April 23, 2008
By By Adam Prestridge
Relay For Life teams will be in full gear Saturday as they begin the 12-hour fight to help find a cure for cancer.
Last Friday, Atmore businesses “Painted the Town Purple” as part of an awareness program Relay committee members agreed to hold.
On Saturday, numerous area residents joined together at 9 a.m. to “Walk Across Atmore” as part of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ Relay activities. Participants walked from the Florida state line to Escambia County Middle School.
A survivor’s brunch will be held at First Baptist Church Atmore before the big event on April 26. Survivors are encouraged to attend the brunch, even if they have not received invitations. According to Atmore Nursing Center administrator Cindy Lee, the brunch will be held at 10:30 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. the brunch will end and the survivors will travel to Escambia County High School for the Relay For Life, which will begin at noon.
There are a few things Relay team members should be sure to remember for the actual event:
A fundraiser that will raise money for Relay, but will be held after the event is Frontier’s Golf Tournament. The golf tournament is slated for May 16 at Atmore Country Club. Sue and Jody Dortch provided an invitation for area businesses to be a part of the tournament to help raise money for a good cause.
Tournament rates are $75 per person ($300 for a 4-person team) and hole sponsorship is $50. Donations for door prizes are also requested.
Those interested in donating to the cause should make their checks payable to American Cancer Society and mail them to Sue Dortch, 201 S. Pensacola Ave., Atmore, AL 36502.
For more information on the tournament, call 368-9654 or 251-234-7819.
Advance managing editor Adrienne McKenzie contributed to this article.