Letter: Mathews Relay raised more than $41,000
The Mathews Relay for Life, held on May 21 this year, was an exciting day of celebration for all the cancer survivors and their families. Appreciation to all the many sponsors who supported this year’s event—Grover’s Auto Service, Mathews Pharmacy, Linda’s Diner, Noble Pest Control, Coastal Design, W.F. Owens Foundation, Gunn’s Body Shop, Ambrose Disposal, Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews Dentistry, C. Ben Lennon DDS, BayLands Federal Credit Union, Chesapeake Bank, Hogg Funeral Home, Lewis Land Surveying, and Country Cuts.
The proceeds from all donations so far have amounted to $41,711.01. Mathews County is a special place with people who are willing to help for this great cause. Our Relay team members are hard working and deserve a special "Thank You."
The American Cancer Society funds 126 researchers in Virginia, including the most recent three-year breast cancer grant at the University of Virginia. Virginia state research funds total over $7.2 million with 44 Nobel Prize recipients. For more information on cancer research, check out the website http://www.cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.
Thanks again for making this year a success.
Katie Dutton, chairman
Mathews Relay for Life