Editor:

Friday March 29, 2019 was our Relay For Life event in Burt County. This year it was at the Lyons City Auditorium and our theme was “Surf’s Up Cancer’s Down.”

I feel that the event was a huge success because even though there were scattered showers and snowfall we still had an amazing turnout in support of the event. I would like to thank everyone who donated, sponsored, or came out to support our Relay For Life event in the Burt County Area.

It was another successful year for Relay and with the help of our wonderful communities and the wonderful committee members and the Relay team members we were able to raise $41260.84. This money goes to help not only help fund important research and medications, but also programs such as the Hope Lodge and the Road to Recovery Program. The Road to Recovery program provides rides to and from treatment for those who otherwise can’t make it there. The Hope Lodge provides a home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers traveling for treatment, eliminating many emotional and financial concerns and allowing patients to focus on getting well. The money we raise not only benefits others but also benefits Burt County. Our local residents are able to stay at the Hope Lodge and use Road to Recovery. Again I would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors, supporters, and volunteers because Relay wouldn’t be possible without all the time, effort, and donations you that put in.

Thank you,

Morgan Hovendick

Co-Chair Burt County Relay For Life