Relay for Life salutes sponsors

ouWhile Relay for Life teams are raising funds for the American Cancer Society, another important part of the fundraising effort is garnering generous support by area businesses and organizations. Business and organizations around the county provide cash and in-kind sponsorships, as well as items for the silent auction.

“We always appreciate the sponsors who make monetary or in-kind donations,” said Relay for Life chair Peg Raney. “Their donations go into the fundraising total and they allow all the money raised by teams, the Scrabble 5K run/walk and other events that day to go to the American Cancer Society in its work to free the world of cancer.”

This year’s theme, “Relay for Life: A Game Changer” highlights the important patient services and life-saving research that is funded by Relay proceeds.

Sponsors of the 2017 Relay for Life at the platinum level with cash or in-kind donations of $1,250 are American Athletic Inc/Spalding and the Jefferson Kiwanis Club.

Gold level sponsors with donations of $1,000 are Jefferson Telecom and Raccoon Valley Radio.

Silver sponsors with $500 in cash or in-kind donations include A & W Family Restaurant, Fareway Inc, Farmers Mutual Insurance Association, Greene County Community Center, Greene County Medical Center, GreeneCountyNewsOnline, Home State Bank, Hy-Vee, Jefferson Bee and Herald, Neese Inc, Peoples Trust & Savings Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and Wild Rose Casino & Resort of Jefferson.

Businesses that gave $250 and are bronze sponsors include Aureon Inc, Christensen Ag Services Inc, Community State Bank of Paton, Hoyt Law Firm PC, MacDonald Insurance Jefferson and Scranton/Iowa Realty of Jefferson, Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic Jefferson, Medicap Pharmacy, Midland Power Cooperative and Shelter Stor-All.

Hour of Hope sponsors at the $100 level have contributed a total of $1,300 to date, with more sponsorships still coming in. Watch for a complete list of those sponsors.

Pictured are Relay for Life chair Peg Raney, Caryline Clark of the American Cancer Society, and sponsors Kristin Russell and Jon Sigler of AAI/Spalding, Jon Quast of Hy-Vee, Relay sponsorship co-chair Craig Marquardt, John Hupp of Jefferson Telecom, Trista Murphy and Ayaka Gerdes of Wells Fargo Bank, Tori Riley of GreeneCountyNewsOnline, Nikki Uebel of People’s Trust & Savings Bank, Rhonda Morlan of Home State Bank, Scrabble Run co-chair Kate Neese, Angie Gingery of Peoples Bank, Coltrane Carlson of Raccoon Valley Radio and Mark Wolterman of Farmers Mutual Insurance Assoc.

Sponsors of the Scrabble Run 5K run/walk are ShineOn Designs, Power Lift, Wild Rose Jefferson and People’s Trust and Savings Bank.

The Relay for Life of Greene County is slated for Saturday, April 22, from 9:30 am to 2 pm at the Greene County Community Center in Jefferson. The Scrabble Run 5K will begin at 10:30 am at the Community Center, immediately after the survivors’ and caregivers’ lap. For information visit or the Relay’s Facebook page.

Proceeds from the Relay for Life support the American Cancer Society as it provides services for cancer patients and their caregivers, educates the public about cancer, and funds cancer research.

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