‘Relay’ total nears $31,000

LEXINGTON — As the 25th Annual Relay For Life of Dawson County quickly approaches, the total raised has exceeded the $30,000 goal and is less than $500 away from the $31,000 mark. Donations and team fundraising dollars continue to grow with organizers hoping to hit closer to $35,000 for this silver anniversary event.

The “25 Years of Finding Silver Linings” Relay For Life will be Friday, July 19, at Ehmen Park in Gothenburg. The event begins with cancer survivors and caregivers walking the first lap following opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. Activities continue until midnight.

Many corporate sponsors and area business in-kind donations contribute to making this annual event a success. Sponsor donations total $13,975 with the following businesses recognized.

Platinum Level ($2,500) – Service Drug, Cozad

Gold Level ($1,500) – Car Bar Cattle, Lexington Regional Health Center and ServiceMaster of Mid-Nebraska, all in Lexington

Silver Level ($1000) – Orthman Family Foundation, Lexington Community Foundation Give Big Lexingto,n and Shelter Insurance-Jackie Rowan, all in Lexington

Bronze Level ($500) – Davis Family Dental, Cozad; Take A Swing At Cancer, Elwood: and Skyview Transportation, Gothenburg

Signature Level ($250) – Dan’s Sanitation, Lexington Clipper Herald, Platte Valley Auto, Shotkoski Hay and Chester’s Antiques, all in Lexington; Security First Bank, Cozad; and Pony Express Chevrolet Buick, Gothenburg

Friend of Society Level ($150) – Waypoint Bank and State Farm – Heidi Bazata, both in Cozad; Randy’s Towing, Lexington; and Blasé-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg.

Others include D&D Feedlot and BHA Real Estate. In-kind sponsors include Culligan, Peterson’s Supermarket and Walmart.

It’s never too late to donate - anytime is a good time to fight cancer. Contact a team member or go to the event webpage at www.relayforlife.org/dawsoncone and make a secure donation. Another fun way to donate is to attend the event on July 19 in Ehmen Park. Learn what Relay For Life is all about and make a difference in the fight against cancer in your hometown.

At Relay For Life, no donation is too small, each and every dollar counts. Your donations help fund groundbreaking cancer research, patient care programs and can make a difference in communities like ours. With every donation, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives.

For more information about ACS or cancer, go to www.cancer.org or call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-227-2345.

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