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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • 2014 Relay For Life event set for April 11

  • Jennifer Drummond will chair the 2014 American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Jackson County on April 11 from 6 p.m. to 6:00 a.m .on April 12 with the theme being “Once Upon A Dream, Once Upon A Cure.”
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  • Ms. Drummond is a Newport native and a graduate of Newport High School.  She states, “Cancer has run ramped in my family including my mother, grandmother and two aunts.  The most recent cancer patient was I.  I was diagnosed in January 2013 with breast cancer and had a right radical mastectomy in February.  I began Chemotherapy/Herceptin treatment and had my last Chemo in June and continue to receive Herceptin treatments.   My last treatment will be around the time of the relay.  I have several friends who have battled cancer.  Some of those friends have lost the battle, while others are SURVIVORS, like me and many others.  THAT IS WHY I RELAY!  Obviously, The American Cancer Society Relay For Life and finding a cure is very dear to me.”
    Relay for Life is a life changing event that gives everyone in the County a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer.  One person can make a difference so join with family, friends, fellow workers to celebrate and raise money by walking, jogging or running or even offering encouragement for those who have entered. Be involved by forming or joining a team, entering as an individual, purchasing luminaries in honor or memory of people touched by cancer and coming out to the event.  Ms. Drummond   encourages you to be involved in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life which is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer. “
    Ms. Drummond has announced the following Committee Members for the 2014 Relay:
    • C0-Chair: Glenda Rutledge-May                                                                               • Accounting:   Stacie Sullivan                                                                                     • Team Development:   Sharon Templeton                                                                  
    • Team Recruitment:  Alice James                                                                               • Logistics:  Chris Howard                                                                                          
    Page 2 of 2 - • Entertainment:  Jimmy Drummond                                                                           • Luminaries:  Jenna Austin & Debbie Keyton                                                               • Survivorship:  Margaret Goodman, Leslie Altom, Rebecca Pearrow & Mary Kagen    
    • Publicity:  Louise S. Runyan
    Ms. Drummond states, “Many activities has been scheduled by the Relay Committee and Relay teams so I challenge you to be supportive of these including a Kickoff event, Free Throw Contest  and Karaoke For A Cure.” 
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