Letter to the Editor: Relay Thanks City
Relay for Life Committee is thankful for city, businesses' and residents' support.
The Relay For Life of Woburn raised over $60,000 this year! Because of the generosity of the city and our donors, we are able to keep our expenses to a minimum. 95% of all of the money raised at the Relay For Life of Woburn will be going directly towards the American Cancer Society's programs and services, research and the Hope Lodge; contributing to the American Cancer Society's overall return rate of 79% per dollar.
Woburn’s Relay was such a powerful display of community spirit. We had over 300 participants and 29 teams coming out to celebrate survivorship during this 12-hour overnight event. Additionally, we honored over 40 survivors with a wonderful dinner reception. Most of all, the Relay renewed our hope for more cancer cures, and ultimately a cancer-free world.
We would like to thank the following supporters to our event, without them, the event would not have been such a great success:
Applebees of Woburn Michael Gobiel
Bertucci’s of Woburn Miss Teen Massachusetts Princess America, Madyson Milordi
Bittersweet Bakery of Woburn Panera – Woburn Mall
Bonnell Ford of Winchester Pete’s Roast Beef- Woburn
Colonial Package Store of Woburn Pedderidge Farm -Woburn
Concept Equipment Corporation – Brad Clancy Poland Springs
Convenient 38 – Paul Lippens Polcari’s of Woburn
David P. Hunt – Mobile CPR Razzy’s Deli & Desserts - Woburn
DJ Duke Roche Brothers of Bulrington
Dole and Bailey State Representative Jim Dwyer
Dr. Arlan Fuller, MD St. Anthony’s Club of Woburn
Dunkin Donuts – Washington St., Woburn The Rodeo Mexican Grill - Winchester
Dunkin Donuts – Main St., Winchester The Restaurant - Woburn
Elements Therapeutic Message of Woburn Whole Foods Market - Woburn
Fairways at Woburn Country Club Whaddaya Know Team Trivia – Pam Ross
Gloria’s Pizzeria of Winchester Woburn Advocate
Honey Dew Donuts - Wakefield Woburn Cub Scouts – Pack 502 & Cubmaster Tom
Mayor Scott Galvin Woburn Daily Times & Chronicle
McDonalds – Cambridge Rd., Woburn Woburn Medical Reserve Corps
McDonalds – Montvale Ave., Woburn Woburn Memorial High School Tanner Drumline
McSheffrey’s of the South End – Dan McSheffrey Woburn Patch
Melinda Taranto-Garnis LICSW Woburn Public Media
And a special thank you to the Woburn Police Department and Woburn Parks and Recreation.
These funds are vital to the American Cancer Society so they may continue to provide essential services for patients and families, early detection and prevention programs, and a world–class research program that has supported 40 Nobel Prize winning scientists.
It means so much to all of us committed to this cause to have your support. The Woburn community has done a terrific job in coming together to fight cancer, so we appreciate your significant role in helping to make that happen. Thank you again for your support of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Woburn!
The committee for Relay For Life of Woburn
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