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Grateful for support in fight against cancer

A huge thank you is being extended to everyone who helped in any way to make the success of the June 7-8 Relay for Life of Whiteside County at Westwood.

Thank you to Rock Falls High School for offering Hinders Field, to Westwood for hosting our event, and Harvest Time Bible Church for hosting the survivor dinner.

Thank you also to the team captains and team members who fundraised to strive to reach our goal of $175,000. Thank you to the planning committee members who not only attended the meetings to plan, but who “set up” and “tore down” the event itself, and to the many purchasers of the 523 luminaria that represented loved ones’ struggle with cancer.

Thank you to the 92 survivors who attended the survivor dinner and to the more than 75 survivors who came out in the rainy weather to walk the first lap as our “heroes.” Thank you to Sean Considine for his inspirational remarks at the survivor dinner, and to the talent who provided the entertainment.

We also want to thank the Whiteside County Sheriff’s office which provided security; the band, entertainment, and disc jockey who provided the sound system and music; along with the many news media which helped to publicize our event.

Thank you to the many volunteers who announced the names of the luminaria, set out the luminaria, the vocal talent, and the many community mayors and city councils who proclaimed June 7-8 as Relay for Life Day in their communities.

Thank you to all the many people who donated their monies, time, and services to make the event a success. With this event of Relay for Life comes the hope that we will “finish the fight” against this disease.

We thank you on behalf of every cancer patient who is fighting this disease.

Note to readers: Jackie Greve are Crystal Sublett are the co-chairwomen of Relay for Life of Whiteside County.

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