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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Relay for Life director encourages participation

Relay for Life director encourages participation

As a proud citizen of Lafourche Parish, and Community Manager of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Lafourche, Thibodaux, and South Lafourche, I would like to thank the residents of Lafourche Parish for their generosity and support.

In these two Relays combined, approximately 73 teams participated in this year’s event, raising more than $345,000 to further the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

The outstanding support received proves that the people of Lafourche Parish are truly committed to the fight against cancer.

I want to applaud the 200 survivors and caregivers that participated in the opening lap and the survivor recognition. They are the reason we continue the fight because each year there can be more and more people living wonderful lives following a diagnosis of cancer and celebrating more birthdays.

Special thanks goes to the many Relay For Life volunteers who worked to make this event a success. The entertainment, the food, the games, auctions, contests and activities were great. The Relay For Life committees did an outstanding job of putting the events together. Committee chairs Ty Guidry (South Lafourche) and Lori Knobloch (Thibodaux) were outstanding leaders. Thanks to all our bands, DJ's, entertainers, dancers, and beauty queens.

We also appreciate the generosity of this year’s corporate sponsors. Relay For Life would not be possible without them.

Again, thank you for supporting the American Cancer Society, and Relay For Life. Remember, it’s not a 5K, it’s a fight to the finish!

It’s not too early to become involved in Relay For Life for next year. Together we will save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Carol Guidry
American Cancer Society