Thanks sent to all who helped with Relay for Life

To the editor:

As co-chairs of the Mifflin Juniata Relay for Life committee, we would like to extend our thanks to the many people in our communities who helped make this year’s event a great success. Our 20th Relay took place June 8-9 at Kish Park with 42 teams participating. The grand total of the fundraising was $116,677.

The committee would like to say a special thanks to our sponsors, and to those individuals and businesses that donated their time, money and/or goods to make the Relay a memorable weekend. Those people include:

Lewistown Hospital, Geisinger, Dr. Ned and Susan Ridings, GE Inspection Technologies, Lake Chevrolet, Juniata Valley Bank, Kish Bank, Mifflin County Savings Bank, Northwest Savings Bank, Lewistown Rotary, State Farm Insurance-Dan Bennett, Chesney Auctioneering, MERF/WIEZ Radio, WCHX and STAR Country Radio, Walmart, Downtown OIP and Grille, The (Lewistown) Sentinel, Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing, Fame EMS, Subway Burnham, Subway Lewistown, AM/PM Minit Mart Subway, Centre Publications, Lewistown Florist, Suburban Propane, Giant-Burnham, Bushmen Landscaping, Burnham OIP, Grace United Methodist Church, Hartley’s Chips, Rich Coast Coffee, Vince’s Pizza & Family Restaurant, First Quality, APM Home Center, Penn DOT, Mifflin County Regional Police, Derry Township Fire Police, Mifflin County Solid Waste Authority, Juniata 4-H Seeing Eye Puppy Club, Pleasant View Veterinary Clinic, Mifflin County Dairy Princess Association, Rick Cahill and Boy Scout Troop No. 4, Mifflin Juniata Women’s Service Club, Lowe’s, G-Man Entertainment, Brannon & Royer, Auto Zone, Advanced Auto, Carousel Skating Rink, Miller Cinema, Dan Pierce Outdoor Shop, Dominos, Parks Garbage, Bread of Life Restaurant, Standard Steel, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, Window World, Stone Arch Real Estate, Century 21-Above and Beyond, Burger King, Recognition Engraving, Home Nursing Agency, Kavazea Designs, April Derr and Port Royal Speedway.

Also thank you to those who participated in our ceremonies; Dr. John Fuoco, Carla Inzerillo, Gianna Hess & family, Chris Ruble, John Prendergast, DeeDee Grubb, Tina Riden, Travis Hess, Tim Matthews, Gina Moore, Derrin Rex, Steve Snook, Mifflin County Community Band, TAZ Fitness, Lynn Scartin Fohringer and Jean Beatty.

And of course our heartfelt thanks to all of the committee members, team captains and team members who put in countless hours of their time to help make the 2011 Relay for Life a reality. If we have missed anyone who helped or donated, our apologies – as you can see it is a very long list of people, and shows that the residents of Mifflin and Juniata counties really do support the cause of the American Cancer Society.

Kim Rickert

Deb Pallo

Co- Chairs

Mifflin Juniata Relay for Life