"Cookin up a Cure" raises $60,000 for
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[September 13, 2014]
LINCOLN - This year’s Relay for Life of
Logan County fundraising results have been finalized. The theme this
year was “Cookin up a cure for Cancer”. In the event this year,
there were many people who worked tirelessly to make it successful
in spite of threats of nasty weather.
Though the day of the annual relay began with rain and stormy
weather, by evening time, the skies had cleared and the group was
able to do their all-night relay outside at the Lincoln College
The fundraising goal for 2014 had been set at $71,000. While the
Relay committee didn’t quite see that goal, the year of fundraising
activities did bring in a total of $60,000. In addition to raising
money, the Relay raises awareness and the committee felt that they
did do a great job of that this year.
They raised awareness of new preventative measures that can help
keep the disease at bay, and also of new symptoms that can help with
earlier detection of Cancer.
Throughout the year, the Logan County group also helped disburse
information about healthy lifestyles and particularly about healthy
Dietary information has been shared and posted throughout the year,
with new information posted on the Relay for Life of Logan County
website at www.relayforlife.org/loganil.
This year at the relay, held on July 26th and 26th. Twenty-three
teams with 190 survivors, caregivers and supporters took to the
track at various times all night to draw attention to this cause and
celebrate the lives of Honorary Co-chairs: Nicole Botrell and Nancy
Reese and other survivors.
Teresa Luken kept all alert with activities and lap themes. When the
luminaria were lit, the total number of star studded bags lining the
track were 776. During the luminaria reading, silence prevailed as
Bill Post read the names of this years honorees and the donor. The
ceremony was climaxed with the playing of the bagpipes by Jim
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Co-chairs for 2014 Relay were Nicole Lee and Trenton Crawford.
Top Fundraising individual for 2014 was Donna Miles.
raising individual was Donna Miles
In the gold level ($5,000 or more) fundraising efforts the top fund
raising team was Angels all around followed by Ethel’s Angels
In the silver level ($2,501 to $3,500) the top fundraising teams
were Faith, Hope and Love and Bosom Buddies.
In the bronze level ($1.00 to $2,500) the top fundraising teams were
Purpose Driven People, St. Peter Lutheran of Emden, Railers Fighting
Back, and the Northwest Wildcat Walkers.
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this year a success.
[Text received; Tonita Reifsteck]
2014 Relay for Life Magazine
Published by Lincoln Daily News