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Noble Manor residents

ready to do the ‘relay rock’

By JAINE TREADWELL

Features Editor

The residents at Noble Manor in Troy said their roll might be gone but they can still rock.

And, that’s what they plan to do all day Saturday – rock – with a noble purpose.

The residents of the assisted living facility for seniors have formed a Relay for Life team and will participate in a Rock-a-Thon Saturday, April 27 to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Each resident is hoping to raise $100 toward the team goal.

Several of the residents have already raised $100 but they aren’t stopping there.

"We can’t stop until a cure is found for cancer," they said.

The "Rocking Residents" have contacted relatives and friends to assist them in raising funds for Relay for Life, a cause they all believe in because they have all been touched by the disease.

Olivia Sellers lost her husband to cancer and, watching the disease slowly claim his life, made her realize how important it is to fund research that can save lives.

Jimmy and Dale Law, who own and operate Noble Manor, have long been supporters of Relay for Life and they wanted to find a way for the residents to get involved in the fund raising efforts.

"We wanted them to feel like they are a part of finding a cure for cancer," Dale Law said. "We have all been touched by it. I recently lost a wonderful friend to cancer."

Law said the residents were excited about the opportunity to participate in Relay for Life and, because they all love to rock, a rock-a-thon seemed to be a way they could be involved.

On Saturday, the Rocking Residents will take to the front porch of Noble Manor and rock the day away.

They laughingly said, if the mood strikes them, they just might get out of the chairs and do a little rocking of their own.

"We’ll have five rockers rocking all the time from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.," Law said. "We’ll have refreshments and music for them to enjoy."

The residents said Glenn Miller will be their choice of music and they sure don’t want Elvis.

"We’re a little too old for Elvis," they said, laughing.

The Rocking Residents would like to invited everyone to stop by and visit with them while they rock and they wouldn’t mind one little bit if visitors dropped

their pocket change in the rock pot on the porch.

Anyone who would like to make a donation to the Rocking Residents may do so by contacting Jimmy or Dale Law or the individual residents or by sending a donation to a favorite Rocking Resident at 610 Botts Ave. Troy, AL 36081.