Eagle County Relay for Life was a huge success

Wow, what an event! On behalf of everyone involved in the 2014 Relay for Life of Eagle County, we want to say thank you for an amazing success.

As always, the residents of Eagle County stepped up when it counted. We ended up with more than 150 participants and raised more than $15,000 for the American Cancer Society, and donations are still coming in. It was great to have people camping out all night, relaying around the track at Eagle Valley High School, attending the Survivor’s Dinner, and supporting a worthy cause.

Specifically we’d like to thank our organizing committee, without whom this couldn’t have happened: James and Carrie van Beek, Mike Benedict, Spencer Brochinsky, Sarah Cooper, Matt Genelin, Sarah Giovagnoli, Gino Giovagnoli, Meg Hartley, Dayna Hurtt, Marie Jalbert, Ali Murray, Cassie Scales, Cynthia Sibley, Holli Snyder and Ben Witt. A special recognition goes to Emily Hines from the American Cancer Society for pushing us through.

So many businesses helped out as well, both with cash donations and in-kind goods and services: The Catlin Group, Competitive Edge Physical Therapy, Whitewater Plumbing & Heating, Shaeffer Hyde Construction, King Soopers/City Market, Vail Valley Jet Center, James Lee’s Karate School of Champions, Shaw Regional Cancer Center, Revolution Power Yoga, The Home Depot, Cooley’s Tavern, Paradigms Restaurant, Pazzo’s Pizza, Vail Daily, Eagle Valley Enterprise/Free Enterprise, KSKE, The Back Bowl, Eagle and Gypsum Fire Departments Color Guard, The Lift FM, Nicky’s Quickies, Van Beek For Sheriff, Survive!, the Ice Cream Lady, Alpine Party Rentals, Eagle Chamber of Commerce, Creekside Grill, Heidi’s Deli, and Costco.

Finally, we’d like to thank Tami Payne and Eagle Valley High School for allowing us to use the football field and the building; it was a perfect location.

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Here’s to celebrating more birthdays and Finishing the Fight Against Cancer!

Mary and Paul Witt

Co-chairs, Relay for Life of Eagle County

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