Leader Blues

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

NEIGHBORS >> Relay for life

Leader staff writer

Cabot’s annual event raises money for cancer society.

Cabot Relay for Life was a huge success this year, collecting $46,500 for cancer research, surpassing the goal of $42,000. The money raised will help provide programs for patients and families, transportation grants, a camp for children with cancer, college scholarships for childhood cancer survivors and wigs.

“We had about 1,500 people throughout the night which is great considering it was held indoors this year,” said Debra Young, co-chairman of the event.

The honorary survivors were Charles and Auda Brite. Emcee for the night was Mayor Stubby Stumbaugh and D. C. Magee from radio station Alice 107.7.

Teams included: Bank of the Ozarks, First Security Bank, Community Bank, First Arkansas Bank and Trust, Arvest Bank, Arkansas Federal Credit Union, Cabot Junior High South, Cabot Junior High North Junior National Honor Society and National Honor Society, Faith Baptist Church, Women’s Run/Walk Clinic, Wal-Mart, Southside Elementary, City of Cabot, Rotary Club, Cabot High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, Cabot High School, Spring Creek Living Center, Cabot Junior High North Spirit Squad, Northside Elementary K-Kids, Cabot High School Honor Society and Cabot 4-H Club. Each team had a representative walking or running throughout the night.