Letters to the Editor

Thanks to Relay For Life supporters

As the staff persons of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life, I would like to thank The Grand Strand for its generosity and support. There were 166 teams participating in the five Relay For Life events in Horry county, raising more than $383,000 for the American Cancer Society’s research, education, advocacy and service programs. The outstanding support received proves that the people of Horry County are truly committed to the fight against cancer.

I want to applaud the 530 cancer survivors 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.

A special thank you goes out to the many Relay For Life volunteers who worked to make these events a success. The Relay For Life committees did an outstanding job of putting the events together.

In addition to the thousands of participants, we also appreciate the generosity of this year’s corporate sponsors:

Beach Automotive Group, McLeod Health, Hubbell Entertainment, Wells Fargo, HTC, WAVE 104.1, WPDE, Four Star Plumbing & Air Conditioning, Mar-C’s Interior Decorating, Waccamaw Primary Care, Santee Cooper, Burroughs & Chapin, Barefoot Landing, Ocean Bay Elementary, Horry County, Freedom Boat Club, The Medicine Shoppe, Globe Communications, East Coast Pullers, Second Baptist Missionary Baptist Church, Aramark, Fatz Cafe, Flying Fish Public Market & Grill, Curl Up & Dye Hair Stylists, First Federal, Agape Senior, Smokin’ Wood, Allen’s Scrap Metal, Mirage Hair Studio, Holiday Sands South, The Sign Station, State Farm Insurance, Ezizze Davis Foxworth LLC, Mt. Rona Missionary Baptist, Sticky Fingers, Elvis Service Company, Pinnacle Roofing Inc., Pisgah United Methodist Church, Hardee’s Auto Sales, Rolling Thunder Inc. South Carolina Chapter 3, Carolina Events and Tests, Loris Scene, New Wave Real Estate, Johnson Funeral Home, J & S Care, PSI Paving Services, Blue Water Vegetation Management LLC, Lane’s Professional Pest Elimination Inc., DeFalco’s Automotive & Towing, Rosemary Coin Machines, Allens Wholesale Retail, Conway Emergency Group, Dunes Dental Services, One Stop Party Shop, FPC Growing Tree, Coastal Podiatry Associates, The Boat House Bar & Grill, Dieffenbach GM Super Store.

The writers are community managers for the American Cancer Society.