Letter to the Editor

Relay for Life thank yous- Letter to Editor

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

To the Editor,

We want to thank each and everyone that helped in anyway for Relay this year. It is another never ending experience. We begin the next year the day this year ends. It takes a lot of very caring, giving, compassionate people to get this done. The committee from Relay is just this. Many of them have survivors in their family, has lost family members to cancer and are ready to fight back. But, many of them have not, and realize this is a field that they would like to help with, realizing the comfort you feel in your heart of helping others, m a community of our size, if someone is diagnosed with cancer, we all hear about it, we all feel it, we all want to help in anyway we can and Relay For Life is here for that reason.

A very special thank you to Dr. Matthews and his Pittsburg and Mercy staff. They have joined us for opening ceremonies for the last four years, and it brightened all of the survivors and caregivers to see them here. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to be her at Fort Scott in time for our opening.

Jason Silvers and The Fort Scott Tribune, thank you. We have had the best articles and pictures that anyone could ever ask for. The pictures, themselves tell the story we want the community to see.

We are here, we can help.

This year our theme was "Sportin A Cure."

Thank you: Our coaches, our All-Star team captains and their teams.

Thank you: Our survivors, our corporate sponsors, our media and all the others that were not actually committed to relay but just wanted to be a part of the event.

Together, we can make a difference. Remember, there is no finish line until we find a cure.

Kristie Maycumber and Lavetta Simmons,

Fort Scott