Pickett Relay For Life raises $47,500
Pickett County has just completed another successful Relay For Life event raising $47,500.00 for the American Cancer Society who uses the funds for patient support, cancer awareness programs and research.
There was a good attendance despite the heat.
Seven teams participated this year in the event named as follows: Bloomington Christian Church, Williams Chapel Church, Etter Baptist Church, Smyrna Church, Moodyville Missionary Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, and Union Bank.
Each team did a great job on their fundraisers with Bloomington Christian Church leading with $7,004.00.
Total of funds raised by the teams was $25,441.61. Thanks to their hard work and the generosity of the residents of Pickett County.
Thank you Pickett County for making the 2010 Relay For Life of Pickett County a successful event. In 2009, Relay for Life funding and The American Cancer Society provided 44 patient services to Pickett County residents.
Over a hundred trips for treatment through the Transportation Grant Program, provided funding in travel expenses while undergoing treatments at treatment centers. These grants represented $10,900.
The Cookeville Office provided 49 cases of Boost/Ensure valued at $1,666, these were provided by the Nutritional supplement program.
For 2008 and 2009, Pickett County Residents received services valued at more than $38,000.
The money raised by Relay for Life does come back to Pickett County. Your Relay for Life Committee is proud to be a part of this effort.
Please visit www.cancer. org or call 1-800-ACS-2345 for information and patient support resources.
You may visit www.relayforlife.org for more information on the Relay For Life signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society.