Letter to the Editor: Thank You for a Successful Relay for Life

On behalf of the Relay for Life planning committee, Colleen Sullivan wants to thank all the people of Medfield, Millis, Medway and Norfolk for coming together and raising funds for the American Cancer Society.

Dear Editor,

A few weeks ago, the RELAY FOR LIFE was held in Medway and it was a great success! On behalf of the planning committee, I want to thank all the people of Medfield, Millis, Medway and Norfolk for coming together and raising funds for the American Cancer Society. This was the ninth annual RELAY FOR LIFE event in this area, but only the second year that all four towns combined in one event.

Holding this event at the Medway Middle School takes quite a bit of work and time. Thank you to the Town of Medway School department and businesses. And a special thank you to Laurie Walker for making the Survivor Reception Cake, Jim Smith for lining the field, Guardian Storage in Franklin and Rockin-In Boston.com for being the DJ.

Phillip DePalma Hair Salon in Medfield was a huge supporter. I would like to personally thank Phillip, Thelma and Lauren for all their help in putting together a Cut-a-thon, and selling placards to promote the RELAY FOR LIFE. Phillip DePalma Hair Salon donated $1,000 to the American Cancer Society!

I also would like to thank Rockland Trust, Medfield Veterinary Clinic and Medfield Orthopedic & Sports Therapy for supporting this event with a monetary donation. A thank you to Lord’s Department Store for hanging our RELAY banner on their building and all the businesses and residents that put signs up promoting this event.

Roche Bros. in Millis is another local business that is helpful beyond expectation. They donated the food and beverages for the Survivor Reception Dinner, which served over 60 cancer survivors and their caregivers. Thank you, Roche Bros. for your constant support and generosity.  We would also like to thank Taylor Rental in Norfolk for supplying the tents.

Thanks to all of these people and businesses and all the others not mentioned here for donating their time and talents to this year’s RELAY FOR LIFE. We want to encourage the residents of Medfield, Millis, Medway and Norfolk to patronize these generous businesses and encourage other businesses to consider donating to the RELAY FOR LIFE next year. 

At the conclusion of the event, more than $108,000 had been raised for the American Cancer Society and as of today the total is $118,000!  Donations are still rolling in and will continue to be accepted to benefit this event through August 31, 2011.  So if you wanted to support your local RELAY team member and forgot, it is not too late.  Feel free to send them a check (made payable to the American Cancer Society) or donate online at www.relayforlife.org/3mnMA. Or you can send a check directly to the American Cancer Society, RFL of Millis/Medway/Medfield/Norfolk, 5 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA  02379.

On behalf of the entire RFL3mn volunteers, thank you for your continued support of this important event.


Colleen M. Sullivan




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