The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

May 12, 2013

Letters to editor 5/12/13



Tom Schuman, coordinator

Cars & Bikes on the Square

Relay a success

Dear editor:

I would like to thank the community of Limestone County and Athens for their support of the 2013 Relay For Life of Limestone County. Together, they have raised over $89,000 to fight back against cancer. It is amazing to witness first hand a community that comes together for a cause; to see a community band together to change the lives of people they do not know.

Thank you to the volunteers, team captains, committee members, donors, supporters, and sponsors for the countless hours they have put into this event. This year was a tremendous success. We appreciate those who joined us in celebrating our survivors, remembering those who we have lost, and fighting back by raising funds for research.

We cannot thank the community enough for a great event. The world is a better place because of volunteers like those in Limestone County.  This community is Saving the World, One Cure at a Time! Thank you!


Beth Haynes

Community representative, Midsouth division

American Cancer Society Inc.

Thanks for the support

Dear editor:

Our family would like to thank everyone that was involved with the Color Fun Run for meningitis awareness and the vaccine clinic in memory of Jessica.

We had a great turnout and this would not be possible without all the volunteers, sponsors and community support that we get. We are truly blessed to live in this great community of caring people who are always willing to go the extra mile to help us no matter how large or small the request.

Each vaccine that we are able to give is one family that hopefully will not have to experience this horrible disease and what we deal with each day. Our plan is to make this an annual event with a 5k added next year. 

Jessica would be amazed at what continues to be done in her memory and for our family. Again, we say “Thank you.”


Talbot, Michelle, Emilee and Michael Elkins


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