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May 13, 2014

Relay for Life gives thanks

CORBIN — On behalf of the Whitley County Relay for Life I would like to personally thank everyone that had a part in making “Politicians in the Pokey” such a huge success.  Because of your generosity and support, we were able to raise $4533.73 that will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Every day in Kentucky, 68 people will be told they have cancer.  Every dollar that is donated through Relay for Life is used to support the Mission of the American Cancer Society.  Seventy-two cents of every dollar goes toward research, prevention, early detection, and free patient services. Twenty-one cents goes toward mission-critical funds, to honor survivors and remember loved ones lost to cancer. Only seven cents of each dollar is used for general costs and overhead.

Local elected officials and current candidates that participated in this event  included Melinda Moses, Darren Gilreath, Pat White, Robert Taylor, Regina Bunch, T.J. Hamblin, Scotty Harrison, Erica Harris, Shawn Jackson, Jim Thornton, Eskridge Shelton, Kay Swartz, Andy Croley, Roddy Harrison, Ronnie Moses, Mark Brock, Laurel Jeffries, Jamie Fuson, Roger Wells, Colan Harrell, Arnold Young and Bob Hammons .  

I would like to extend a special thank you to Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison and his staff for their assistance with this event.  We could not have done it without you!

Paul Matney, Chairman

Whitley County Relay for Life

 

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