Archive for Thursday, March 18, 2010

Planning under way for 2010 Relay for Life

March 18, 2010

Planning started last week for the 2010 De Soto Relay for Life.

The local event will be without a chairmen this year after Rita Jones stepped away from that position last year. Lori Murdock said instead she and others with share in the organizational duties of the Relay.

This year's Relay with its traditional overnight format will be June 4 and 5 at the De Soto High School stadium. The survivors' reception will start the event at 5 p.m. Friday June 4.

Murdock said last year the De Soto Relay raised $38,351 for the American Cancer Society and its efforts to fight cancer and provide assistance its victims.

The goal this year is to raise $35,000, Murdock said. Organizers would also like to match the 20 teams who took part in the event last year and attract at least 45 cancer survivors.

Those wanting to register teams for the event can do so through the event's Web site at www.relayforlife.org/desotoks.

Participants can also use that Web site to download entry forms for the event's annual golf tournament, scheduled for April 24. Entry fees are $60 per player or $240 a team.

For more information on the golf tournament or the De Soto Relay, contact Kala Glass at (913) 747-6022 or kala.glass@cancer.org or or Murdock at (913) 636-2679 or lorimurdock@att.net.

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