The 2011 Rim Country Relay for Life Committee would like to thank all of our sponsors, participants and the members of the community who helped make this year’s American Cancer Society fund-raising event such a success in these difficult economic times.
The event, which took place at the high school track over the night of June 3 and 4, raised in excess of $26,000 toward cancer research and patient services such as wig programs, transportation, scholarships and accommodation assistance for family members visiting hospitals. The top three fund-raising teams this year are: 1) Mazatzal Casino, 2) PRMC/Walgreens and 3) Hunt Family and Friends.
This year’s event could not have been successful without our sponsors who donated so much to the cause either financially or “in kind” with equipment and other items. Thanks to Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, KC’s Home Health Care, Walmart, Payson Regional Medical Center/Walgreens, Bank of America, Edward Jones, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, APS, Sunstate Equipment Rentals, Postnet, Scoops, Payson Golf Course, Payson Concrete, Waste Matters, Safeway, Payson Care Center, The Computer Guys, Gerardo’s Firewood Cafe for providing dinner for the cancer survivors, Boy Scout Troop #7354 and leader Jeff Leonard, Kelsey Turner Photography=3, A&M Photography, Chili’s, Simon Med, the Payson Roundup, KMOG/KRIM and Chapman Auto Center.
Of course, not much would have happened without the teams who walked through the night and raised funds through a variety of activities both before and during the event. We heartily thank them for their great efforts and cheerfulness.
We give thanks to the Payson Military Honor Guard and Scout Troop 7354 for performing the flag ceremonies at the opening, also Deacon Tom Fox of St. Philip the Apostle Roman Catholic Church for his inspiring invocation, Mayor Kenny Evans for his opening address and Romaine Brophy for her survivor talk.
Others who made things work smoothly included the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Payson Police Department, the Payson Building Department, APS, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Shari Cody, Alice Wrobley, Del Branson, Harold Rodgers and last, but not least, the high school administration for the use of their facility and the Payson Unified School District Maintenance Department for their considerable assistance, tolerance and good humor working with us.
This community so frequently comes together to help others in need, and this event was yet another example of what is so good about Payson and the surrounding communities.
We are still accepting donations through the end of August, go to our Web site www.rimrelay.com or contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate.
Alan (Dusty) Miller, event chair,
Rim Country Relay for Life