Thomasville Times Enterprise


May 12, 2014

Relay beats goal

THOMASVILLE — The sky above the Thomasville High School was filled with balloons and the school’s track was lit by luminaries as cancer survivors, caregivers, families and friends walked to fight back, celebrate and remember at the 2014 Thomas County Relay for Life.

With 27 teams joining to support the American Cancer Society in its efforts to find a cure for cancer, the event exceeded its goal of $59,000. The teams raised more than $63,000.

Kaytie Long, Thomas County Relay for Life co-chair, said, “We could not have surpassed our fundraising goal without the support of our awesome teams and our wonderful community. Thomasville rocks.”

From 6 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday, the track was abuzz with activities while people constantly walked the track. The theme was “The Wonderful World of Disney.” Tents were set up and decorated with Disney characters. Disney characters could even be seen walking around the school.

Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, gave the opening remarks.

Teams were awarded prizes throughout the night for their donations and participation.

Awards included the top team, Thomasville Eye Center, which was a new team for the year; top fundraising church, First Missionary Baptist Church; best dressed, most creative campsite and best decorated car, Rose City Federal Credit Union; and best themed campsite, Thomasville High School.

This year’s Mr. Relay was Scott Smith. Curtis Blow and Ben Risher came in second and third, respectively.

The Dance Academy, DJs to Go, Thomasville High School, Trucks and Trails, Joel Carter, Brandy Majors, Jermaine Bruce and the Thomasville High AFJROTC contributed to the event’s success.


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