April 18, 2014

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Relay for Life would like to say "thank you" Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pendleton County, I would like to thank everyone for their support of this year’s event. The funds from our event and others across Kentucky and the country are able to help individuals in every community – including Pendleton County – touched by cancer.

For example, from September 2012 through June 2013, ACS has provided 44 local cancer patients and caregivers 588 services to help them get well. This has included providing 124 nights of free lodging for Pendleton County cancer patients and caregivers at a Hope Lodge facility, saving nearly $15,000 in hotel costs. Relay For Life dollars also go to provide support services to help local patients through programs like Look Good Feel Better so they can address appearance-related side effects from treatment and foster confidence, friendships and hope as they continue on their cancer journey.

And dollars also go toward implementing and maintaining programs like the Pendleton County Road to Recovery program, which recruits, trains and manages volunteer drivers to assist patients get to and from their needed treatments. From Sept. 2012-June 2013, nearly 90 rides were provided to five local cancer patients so they did not have to skip or quit their cancer treatments on their personal “road to recovery.”

Your support of Relay For Life provides information at any time to answer questions or connect to available resources, and funds research that may touch someone you know with a new treatment option or new way to prevent or detect cancer. So to our Relay For Life volunteers, committee members, teams and sponsors, you are making an impact against cancer here in our community.

Sincerely,

Janice Polley
Sponsorship Chair & Proud Team Captain of Falmouth
Baptist Church, Falmouth
janice.polley@insightbb.com