Citizens For A Better Norwood

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Just in: Mike Gabbard says Relay for a Life a huge success

Mike Gabbard, Co-Chair of this year’s Relay for Life, definitely has ESP. Before we could get an email off to him this morning to find out how the event went over the weekend, his email telling us about it arrived just a few minutes ago. As you’ll see below, Mike has a lot of thank you’s to share with our readers, but we also want to thank him and all the other volunteers for making Relay for Life such a huge success.

I wanted to say THANK YOU again for all your help in getting the word out about the Relay For Life.

This year we raised $64,000.00 and had about 800 participants. The night was full of fun for all ages. Ken Broo, Sports Director for Ch.5 News, was on site and broadcast his sports segment live from the Relay. His wife Jackie also spoke and shared her story of "taking control of your own health" at the survivor dinner. Speaking of the survivor dinner, we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Betta's Restaurant for providing the dinner for all our survivors. Owner Willie DeLuca provided the dinner in memory of his father Roger DeLuca, who passed away from cancer. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, Willie.

We look forward to this event event again next June and hope to have even more people come join in the fun. Besides raising money our goal was to raise awareness and that was accomplished with your help. Thank you, CBN.

Mike "Gabby" Gabbard