Relay For Life kicks off this week

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Features Editor

Some people around the country are beginning to think Olympics, but around Pike County, it’s Relay time.

"That’s right; it’s Relay for Life time again," said Candace Norsworthy, intern for Relay publicity chairperson Terry Watkins. "It’s time to kick off the most exciting cancer fighting event in the nation."

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The Pike County kickoff for Relay for Life 2002 is set for Thursday at South Alabama Electric Co-op o Highway 231 south of Troy.

"Team captains should arrive at 5 p.m. for the fun, food and frolic planned for the evening," Norsworthy said. "Packets of information will be distributed at the meeting and we will also enjoy a light dinner."

Norsworthy said those who have previously served as team captains, as well as those who are interested in beginning a team, are invited and encouraged to attend.

"We won’t ask for commitments Thursday night from those who come to find out more about forming a team," she said. "We hope to have all of the teams back from last year and many new teams for 2002."

Around 6 p.m. the fun will really being when "Big Barb and the Relayairs" hit the stage with their rendition of classic rock-n-roll Top 10 tunes.

"A short video of Anthony Romanczuk, an 11-year-old cancer survivor, will be shown," Norsworthy said. "Anthony was diagnosed with leukemia when he was about 7 years old. His story will be an inspiration to all of us."

For more information about the kickoff event or forming a Relay for Life team, contact Terry Watkins at 670-5000.