Relay for Life kicks off annual campaign

By Jeff Shultz


The Garvin County Relay for Life is off to a strong start after holding a kick off meeting Tuesday night, March 5.

“We already have nine teams and that was prior to the kick off meeting,” said Vicki Rennie, the chairperson for the annual event.

“We even have a team from The Willows. I’m so excited to see them get involved.”

This year’s Relay for Life is scheduled for June 7 at the Robert T. Rennie Memorial Park (Pauls Valley Depot).

This year’s theme is “Beating Cancer in the Tropics.”

Now in its 22nd year, the annual fight against cancer raises needed funds for a variety of medical services.

Last year the Garvin County Relay For Life raised over $53,000 for cancer research and services.

“The majority of the money we raise goes for research, but a substantial amount goes to cancer patients in Garvin County,” said Rennie.

Some of the money is used to provide rides to doctors’ visits and treatments, wigs, and information.

Each team will consist of 8-10 people and each member will raise at least $100.00. Each team will select a tropical theme i.e. a song, a T.V. Show, or anything else tropical they can think of.

“The park will look like a tropical paradise with tropical music, food, and so on,” Rennie added.

For more information on registering a team call Rennie at 405-238-7511.