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The Carroll County Relay for Life wants to express our sincere gratitude to all volunteers and participants in the 2012 Relay for Life held June 29 and 30 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

We raised over $50,000 surpassing our goal of $40,000. This was only accomplished by the wonderful people who worked all year on such great projects of every kind; large and small. We hope that each person who did anything to help with Relay: business owners who donated goods or gifts, was a team captain, was a team member, was a supporter of a team, bought a luminary or just came out and enjoyed encouraging the participants will take a moment and appreciate that the money we raised that goes to research might be the dollar that supports the cure or the new medicine that stops the advancement of any of the types of cancer. We did a great service for our loved ones, the ones we honored and the ones we remembered at Relay.

Each year our survivor participation increases in numbers and that is the reason we can all feel pride in what is being accomplished. We would like to thank and recognize the following businesses for their contributions and participation: Ace Hardware, Aultman, Carrollton Business Women, Carrollton Electric Co-Op, Carrollton Rotary Club, Creekside Springs, Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation, Dellroy Market, Carrollton Eagles, Emergency Medical Transport Inc., The Free Press Standard, Fusion Ceramics, Gionino’s Pizza, Gotch and Company, Manfull’s Market, Ponderosa, Subway, Thorne’s Neighborhood Market, Wendy’s, Woods Grocery, McDonald’s, Ashton’s 5 c & 10 cent Store, Bud’s Flowers & Gifts, J & J Refuse, Carrollton Drug Mart, Mercy Cancer Center,  Deluxe Body Shop, Inc., Malvern Rotary, McBane Insurance, Durbin Valve Inc, The Law Office of Stoneman & Okey Co. LPA, Jean Miller, SS&E Laundry Service, Stephenson Welding, Rex Energy and Virginia Restaurant.

Thanks to the following organizations for their services: Mark Walters and Boy Scout Troop #141, Senior Friendship Center, Malvern Elementary 2nd Grade Classes and the Carroll County Agricultural Board.  And thanks to the following individuals for their time, hard work and patience: Annette Demos, Linda Boyd, Melanie Campbell, Rev Wally Anderson, Elaine Painting, Jennifer Gotschall, Rev Carl Orphanides, Carrollton Warriorettes, CHS Cheerleading Squad, Judy Cunningham, Laura & Al Liber, Tammy Compston, Robin Palmer, Chelsea McIntire, Aneissa Randal, Leigh Ann Rutledge, Dottie Ferren, Lori Yeager, Yvonne Ackerman, Clarissa Tuttle, Taylor Birchfield, Tonya Howell, Linda Moreland, Leann Scharr, Tammy Sanderson, Ruth Ann Albaugh, Kim Herron, Jesse Kirkpatrick, Wendy Gotschall, Shannon  Davis, Tom and Nancy Wheaton, Nancy Whitmore, Beth Roof, Jean Griffeth, Dan Yost, Dave and Melissa Krinock.

 Also, thanks to the teams and the team captains who worked so hard with us and pulled it all together with their numerous financial supporters: Aultman Cancer Warriors, Crusaders Against Cancer, Carroll Electric Co-Op, Countryview Manor, Fighting for Friends, Free Press Standard, Angels of Mercy, Run for Rosie, Team Hope, Team JoAnn, Boy Scout Troop 141 and Team Super Cooper. A special thanks to Kim McLean for the wonderful video played during the luminaria ceremony. We apologize to any donor not listed; we appreciate all your support.

Relay for Life brings together cancer survivors, patients and their loved ones, families, friends, and co-workers for a common cause, to find a cure for cancer. We hope that each one of you feels a smile in your heart for your reason for participating, and thank you for helping us raise over $50,000 to be used toward the cause.
There is no finish line until we find a cure!

Debbie Senko
Carol McIntire
Relay for Life Co-chairs

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