Rotary commits as 2009 Relay for Life sponsor | DrumhellerMail
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Rotary commits as 2009 Relay for Life sponsor

The Rotary Club of Drumheller has signed on as the major sponsor of the third annual Relay for Life.
    The next relay is scheduled for June 12, 2009. The Rotary Club has committed to support the event for the third year in a row.

   “We see the value of such a great event in the community,” said Rotary Club president Barb Coney. “Everyone has been touched by cancer.”
    The second annual Relay for Life in Drumheller enjoyed a second year of incredible success raising $250,000 at the overnight event.
    The event saw dozens of teams raise incredible amounts in support of eradicating cancer.
    The top team from the event last June was Tanya’s Dream team, which raised $22,903.35. The second place team in the running was from Canalta. They raised $18,554.25. Some of the ways they raised funds included UFC night at Boston Pizza.
    One team that was very recognizable on the course was the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Elvis who raised $12,840. They also won the team spirit award. They edged out the Chinookers, a team made up of Chinook Credit Union employees. A series of sold-out bake sales leading up to the event helped them raise $12,178.
    This year’s top individual fundraiser was Tanya Howard, the inspiration for the original Relay for Life in the valley. While she led the Survivor’s Lap at the inaugural event in 2007, she was the leader in spirit in 2008. Cancer took her weeks before the Relay for Life. In her name $19,803.35 was raised.
    Cassie Molyneux was the next top fundraiser, bringing in $6,403, and  Heather Jones of the Canalta team brought in $6,114.
    One award that can’t be discounted is the pride put into building the best campsite. Last year’s event winner was Dad’s Flight Crew.
    Next year’s Relay For Life is on June 12. Next year, because of the construction at DCHS, the event will be held at the Drumheller and District Ag Society. The Drumheller Mail has signed on as media sponsor for the third straight year.

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