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RELAY FOR LIFE Desoto County

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• Digital Printing • Color Brochures • Pamphlets • Catalogs • Pocket Folders-Flat and Gusset • Direct Mail Pieces • Sale Sheets • Booklets • Postcards / Notepads

• Publication Inserts • Belly Banding • Saddlestitched Books • Plasticoil Books • Double Loop Wire-o Books • Posters • Envelopes • Business Cards • Door Hangers

Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

2011 RFL Executive Committee Stephanie McGreger - Chair Ashley Ellison - Co-Chair Linda Reeves - Accounting Mary Louise Grubbs - Survivorship Paula Garavelli - Online Melissa Durham - Luminaria Laura Dunning - Luminaria

Harry Grubbs - Mission Delivery Barbara Davis - Advocacy Joel Davis - Advocacy Nancy Tase - Silent Auction Baskets Danny McGreger - Entertainment OBHS Interact - Activities Jo Cathy Elkington - ACS Community Representative

What is Relay For Life? The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the disease. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much- needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, the American Cancer Society continues to save lives. Philosophy – Why We Relay The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

Why Relay? Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It’s a life-changing experience. At Relay, every person in the community has a chance to celebrate, remember, and fight back. And every person who participates joins others around the globe as part of this worldwide movement to end cancer. Everyone’s reason to Relay is as unique as their own personal story. At Relay, you can find healing, comfort, and support from others who have faced cancer or who have lost a loved one to the disease. You have a chance to meet people in the community who are equally as passionate about finding an end to cancer in our lifetime. You can thank all the people who have done so much to support you through your personal cancer experience. And you can gather together with friends, family, and colleagues to laugh, cry, and create lasting memories. No matter why you take part in Relay, however, one thing is clear: with every step you take, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives. With your help, we aren’t just fighting one type of cancer – we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Each person who shares the Relay experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone’s life.

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Thanks a Million Keeping expenses down is not easy when you are planning an event the size of Desoto County’s Relay For Life. Those listed below, through donations of time, services and items, made it possible for us to keep our expenses low. Our sincerest thanks to all of you who so generously give of your seemingly endless time and resources. We couldn’t do this without you! Lisa Ales Jim Anderson HE Bass The Cake Lady Cheryl Cromwell Desoto County Sheriff’s Dept. Faerie Notions 501st Legion - Vader’s Fist / Stormtrooper TK2651 DAC Mick Holland City of Hernando

Casey Hylander Ice Cube Company Rollin Kocsis Malco Movies Danny McGreger Party Works Vickie Puff Sonic Texas Roadhouse 24/7 Fitness Zaxby’s

Gordy’s Vision Dr. Klatt had a purpose when he began the 24-hour Relay in 1985. The significance of daytime and nighttime coincides with the journey that all cancer patients go through. Clear your mind and picture... It’s daylight. Life is wonderful. You’re healthy, happy and looking forward to the future. You’re looking forward to your child’s dance recital or taking your child to Disney World for a vacation. You’re looking forward to the new house you just bought. You have a new dream that you’re thrilled about. But then, ...darkness falls. You hear those words, “You’ve got cancer.”, or worse, your child has cancer. Your life has suddenly become very dark. You don’t know what the outcome will be. You feel there is no hope in sight. You start your treatments. You’re nauseous and you have no hair. You’re exhausted from caring for your child and from the agony of knowing there’s nothing you can do to make him healthy again. You couldn’t possibly feel any worse. Until... The sun starts to rise. The tumor is shrinking. Your treatments are working. You’re getting your appetite back. Your child feels well enough to go out and play for just a few minutes. There is hope. It is now daylight and you’re in remission. You have your life back. You’ve made it through the night and the darkness. You celebrate life in the daylight knowing that the darkness of nighttime is behind you. That is why we Relay. That is why Relay is an overnight event.

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How Your Relay Dollars Work in the Fight Against Cancer As of March 2008, the Society was funding more than $16.5 million in grants in the MidSouth Division. Nationally, American Cancer Society grantees have won 42 Nobel Prizes while spending over $3 billion since 1946. The American Cancer Society spends about $130 million annually on cancer research. As everyone knows, fighting this disease and working for scientific discovery is hard work, takes time, and of course can be costly. The following is a brief rundown on how your money is helping to save lives through research and programs that ACS offers.


Buys one case of latex gloves


Provide 10 patient information services


Buys one case of 144 Petri dishes


Buys one case of 500 test tubes


Buys wigs for 3 cancer patients or buys 83 hours of toll-free access to the National Call Information Center


Provides transportation for one patient for 30 treatments


Buys Reach to Recovery visits for 5 women


Cost of “Look Good...Feel Better” consultations for 4 women


Expenses for one patient for one day at Hope Lodge


Cost of new microscope


Expenses for 1 patient in an ACS funded clinical trial


Provides support group programs for 100 patients or buys a one year supply of radioactive compounds to use in developing a new diagnostic test for prostate cancer


Buys an ultraviolet light source microscope and camera for identification of reactions of cell proteins by antibodies tagged with fluorescent dyes in a new diagnostic procedure for cervical cancer


One month’s funding of the average American Cancer Society Research Grant or can purchase an apparatus to slice very thin sections from tumor tissues to study the gene amplication in breast cancer or hormone failure in prostate cancer

As you can see, your hard work is needed if we are to reach our goal of finding cures for all cancers. Thank you for all you do in the fight against cancer! Remember, every dollar counts! You are making a difference!

Schedule of Events Performer / Speaker

Survivor Dinner

Eddie Smith

Opening Ceremonies

Stephanie McGreger


Ms. Relay Pageant (womanless beauty revue)

Shay Bader Wallace


Locks of Love (donate at least 8” of your hair to create wigs for cancer patients)

Cuts by Posh Salon


CELEBRATE! Survivors Ceremony

Mary Louise Grubbs



Jordan Clayton and the Valley Auction Band


Video Games Playground Games

Best Buy & Ashley Ellison


REMEMBER! Luminaria Ceremony

Melissa Durham


Video Bingo

Shay Bader Wallace & Ashley Ellison


Glow in the dark volleyball tournament begins

OBHS Interact Club


Team Captains Meeting at Snowden House

Stephanie McGreger


Rugby Scavenger Hunt

Shay Bader Wallace & Ashley Ellison


Updates, Door Prizes

Stephanie McGreger


Game – Ice Cream eating contest (teams of two)

OBHS Interact


Ms. Relay Pageant Results

Shay Bader Wallace


Hernando Battle of the Bands Winner

Endless Zero


Fight Back! Pledge Ceremony

Ashley Ellison & OBHS Interact Members



Lately David


SILENT AUCTION ENDS Updates, Door Prizes

Stephanie McGreger


Game – Water Balloon Toss

OBHS Interact



The Mike Dees Band


Updates, Door Prizes

Stephanie McGreger


Game – Wet T-Shirt Contest

OBHS Interact





Updates, Door Prizes

Stephanie McGreger


Game – 3 Legged Race

OBHS Interact


Singer / Songwriter

Taylor Bothwell



Ashley Phillips


Game - Clumps

OBHS Interact


Updates, Door Prizes

Stephanie McGreger


Game - Balloon Pop

OBHS Interact


Closing Ceremonies / Team Awards

Stephanie McGreger

walked alongside those battling cancer can grieve and find healing.

Fight Back. We Relay because we have been touched by cancer and desperately want to put an end to the disease. Make a commitment to save lives by taking up the fight. Getwell Road Valvoline auto care products

car smash t-shirts

501st Legion

Star Wars Characters

All kids

Silent Lap

Complete silence

Block Out Cancer

Crazy Cover-up Lap

Hats/sunglasses/long sleeves

80’s Lap

80’s clothes and hair

Fight Back Lap

Relay Spirit Lap

Purple power!

Celebrity Look-Alike Lap

Dress like a movie star


Buddy up against Cancer

Buddy Lap

Walk with a friend from another team


Reverse the effects of cancer

Reverse Lap

Backwards clothes, walk backwards

Best Bedhead Lap

Pajamas / Messy Hair

Red Light / Green Light Lap

Stop and Go when directed

10:05 11:05 AROUND 12:15 1:05

4:05 5:05

Stop Cancer in its tracks

Snowden House


The Pearheads Selph's Soldiers


hot dogs drinks

Glow in the Dark

jewelry gift baskets


Larry Vaughn


LifeSpring homemade ice cream

Spa Sessions

Olive Garden


crafts games

Kay's Kids

Nana's Warriors


Celebrity Pics

face - painting silent auction

popcorn drinks

Best Buy

rvivor Tent Survivor Tent Information First Aid Luminaria Silent Auction


Kids and Youth Spirit Lap Remembrance

baked goods water



Don't Quit




strawberry lemonade

Mary Ann Walker

DeSoto County DJs

Theme Laps AROUND 9:25

Hernando Hills


West Clinic


Relay for Jeff


video games




Old Getwell Rd.


May Blvd.

Stephanie McGreger OBHS Interact

Remember loved ones lost to the disease. At Relay, people who have


Updates, Door Prizes Game – Dance Off

The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight.


4:00 4:10

Celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer.


4:30 – 6:00 6:00

Parking Area Enter from Getwell Road


Nail Road


Event Program - revised  

Event Program for Relay For Life of DeSoto County, Mississippi