The 14th Annual South Tangipahoa Relay for Life will be held at North Oak Park in Hammond on November 7, 2009. Relay For Life ia a 24 hour camp-out and track relay event organized by local volunteers to celebrate, remember and to fight back. The event will celebrate those who have survived cancer and remember those who have lost the battle. Teams fight back by raising funds through pledges for research to fight the dreaded disease.
Everyone young or old can volunteer to be a relayer, a team captain, a sponsor or volunteer their time and/or donate to the cause. A relayer walks or runs a track in a relay style with a personal goal of raising $100 for cancer research. The financial goal is a goal and not a requirement; everyone is welcome to celebrate and remember by participating in the relay. There is a registration fee and every team is asked to have at least one member on the track at all times during the event.
Teams are now forming in Tangipahoa Parish to participate in the Relay For Life event. Over 16 teams have already formed. To register as a relayer, team captain, sponsor or to donate, contact Juanita Lee at 974-3266 or Arnold at 974-5744.
Linda Koles Hoover of Ponchatoula has donated a beautiful quilt "On The Mend" to be raffled at the event. Linda donated the quilt in memory of Corliss Ivanyisky, a friend who lost her battle to cancer in September of 2006. The quilt is predominately pink, the color associated with breast cancer, and depicts ladies wearing scarves and ladies who have no hair. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $3 each or four for $10. Also to be raffled is a Fleur for the Cure tapestry and a sparkling crystal necklace. The items will be on display at various businesses. Any business owner that would like to help sell raffle tickets and to display the raffle items can contact Susie Ivanyisky at (985) 419-0256.
There is no limit to what a community can do when it joins together with a common purpose and goal.