Relay for Life Walk to Cure Cancer 2013
Andy's Saints Relay for Life team would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all who participated in the Relay For Life through their gifts of time (walking for our team), talent (prayers) and/or treasure (donations). This parish family is AMAZING and we were BLESSED to experience it first hand with all who stepped up to make this year's Relay so successful. Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society event which raises money to help fund cancer research and programs for cancer patients. This year's Relay for Life of Sumner had 46 teams raising a total of over $121,000!! Our team was 3rd place in fundraising, with over $9,500 raised towards the fight against cancer. And we had more than 55 walkers from our parish family on the track throughout the event.
Our team walks every year to honor the memory of those who have lost the fight against cancer, those who can't walk, those who have survived cancer, and those who are still in the fight. This year we had the privilege to walk in honor of two St Andrew parishioners, Lea Raffle and Andrew Keifer, as they currently battle cancer. Please continue to keep them, their families, and all those battling cancer in your prayers!
Thank you again to the wonderful community at St. Andrew Parish!
Relay for Life Walk to Cure Cancer 2012
2012 Relay for Life
St. Andrew parish and our team can be very proud of our contribution to Relay for Life for the 2012 year. Through all of our efforts, we were able to provide over $8,200 to the American Cancer Society for its goals of research, education, and patient services. Our team, Andy’s Saints, is well recognized and appreciated in the community for its participation and support in this event. This year we had over 20 team members who were capably guided by our dedicated and hard working co-captains: Mary K. Garon, Lisa Johnson, and Linda & Robert Lane. Cancer impacts many people in the US, and many of these people are within our own community as well as in our parish. Each year our team selects members of our parish community to whom we dedicate our efforts, and this year long-time parishioners, Jim Tracy and Jan Sugue were honored. Participation in Relay not only provides monetary support to the American Cancer Society, but also provides camaraderie and support among parishioners, especially those battling cancer. We are always encouraging others to participate with our team, so look for our announcements in the parish bulletin, and join us in a very worthwhile community event.