To the Editor:
Thanks to the 12 wonderfully crazy people who volunteered to “Take the Plunge” into the cold, icy waters of Lake Milton Saturday to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life as part of the Polar Bear Plunge.
The 12 included Al Rinehart, Paden Spilker and Shiloh Neice from the Carroll Electric Co-op team; Linda Moreland, Tonya Howell, Katie King, Jesse King-Hill and Tonya Howell from the Run for Rosie team and Holly Dodds, Chris Jones, John Campbell and Bill Stoneman from the Free Press team. They solicited donations from anyone and everyone for the cause, raising nearly $14,000!
The money will be credited to the local Relay for Life event and used for cancer research and to help support local programs. The Cancer Society’s Carroll County Volunteer Leadership Council to kicking off a project to start a one of those local programs, known as the Road to Recovery, in the county to assist cancer patients with transportation to and from treatments. The program involves providing rides for patients. Anyone who has the time and would like to volunteer to be a driver on a very flexible schedule, should contact local Relay Co-Chairs Carol McIntire at 330-627-5591 or Deb Senko at 330-627-0458.
The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100 birthday this year, which seems fitting as their motto is “Creating a world with more birthdays.”
Working together, with the assistance of our great community, cancer survivors are celebrating more birthdays!
Thanks to everyone for donating to our Polar bears!
Carroll County Relay for Life