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Relay a great success

To the Times of Ti:

The Relay for Life of Crown Point would like to express thanks to our communities for the support and attendance to the first annual Relay for Life of Crown Point. We would like to recognize our local sponsors including Crown Point Telephone Company, The H Team, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, Avery Energy, Geraw’s Ok Septic Service and DJ Moe.

Our event also could not have been possible without help, donations and services from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, Mountain Lake Services, D&G Canopy Company of Crown Point, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, King’s Inn, Walmart of Ticonderoga, Crown Point Central School, Frenchy’s of Crown Point, The Memorial Day Committee, The Best Forth in the North Committee and the Labor Day Committee. We had many non-committee individuals who volunteered to help us set up that day including Randy Pertak, Gary Comes, James Johnson and Robbie Macey.

We had 26 teams and over 250 participants that raised over $36,000! That is an amazing number for any event, but it was over the top for a first time event. We had many local businesses and individuals that contributed to the success of these teams through fundraising and donations that started back in March. Thank you to all who gave their time and their donations.

We also hosted over 40 (cancer) survivors on the night of relay. They kicked off our event with a Survivor Lap and then they had the opportunity to honor a Caregiver with a Survivor/Caregiver Lap.

We would like to thank all the local business that contributed food items, gift items and raffle items to our Survivors Reception. They along with a great sub committee led by Ursula Thompson helped make a great event for our survivors.

We express our gratitude to our teams and participants for their commitment to fight back with us. Many stayed and relayed with is through the night! We look forward to our event next year. If anyone is interested in volunteering on our committee or perhaps being involved in a smaller subcommittee, please contact the American Cancer Society at 220-6943 or Carrie Pertak or Anita Johnson.

Anita Johnson, Relay for Life of Crown Point Committee 2012

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