Thursday, June 15, 2006

Thank You, Team Snatchko!

One of the most rewarding parts of the 2006 campaign thus far was our participation in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, held Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, at Chartiers-Houston High School Stadium. I've sent this out before in e-mails but, before this blog gets a day older, I wanted to say THANK YOU again to all of those who supported TEAM SNATCHKO's participation.

Thank You to our 41 walkers -- those who walked in the morning, those who walked in the afternoon and those who walked in the middle of the night. (The Relay for Life is a 24-hour event and each team has to have someone on the track at all times.) I'm proud to say we really did have someone on the track all of the 24 hours (except for when yours truly took a few minutes off during the 3 a.m. shift.)

Thank You to our Team Captain John Welch and Snatchko Campaign Manager Tom Baker for their work in recruiting walkers, developing our schedule and the myriad of other organizational tasks!

And, an Extra Special Thank You to all of those who donated in support of our team. We raised $1,530, nearly all of which came in the form of on-line donations through the ACS Website. In fact, we were one of the best teams when it came to getting on-line donations. But, the #1 team was "The Buccaneers," who raised some $17,000. Congrats to the Bucs and their team captain, Betsy Heinz! (Betsy was the person who recruited our team to participate.) In total, the Chartiers-Houston Relay earned more than $207,000 for cancer research. It was a great event. Win or lose for State House in 2006, I plan on participating again next year.

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