Buckeye Relay

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Buckeye Relay for Life Fundraising Committee, I would like to thank everyone who supported the 5th Annual Relay 4 Life Spring 5K Run/Walk. The event was held on Saturday, March 22nd, South Elementary School, Tiltonsville, OH.

Thank you to race sponsors; Briar Ridge Auto, Inc., Dillonvale, G & L Heating and Air Conditioning, Dillonvale, Ohio Coatings Company,Yorkville, WalMart Distribution Ctr. 7017, Richmond, Dr. Joe DePalma,DDS, Dillonvale, Yorkville VFW, Dillonvale Pharmacy, Schultz Excavating, Rayland, Wheeler Funeral Homes, Brilliant , Riesbeck Stores, United Dairy, Martins Ferry and Midei Service Station, Tiltonsville. To our special family donations, Henry & Evelyn Cichon , Dave & Judy Nemeti, and the loving friends of Kim Valenti-DelaCruz.

A big thank you, to Mayor Kris Prati. and Tiltonsville City Council, Mayor Blair Closser, and Yorkville City Council, Tiltonsville Fire Dept, Yorkville Fire Dept. and the Tiltonsville Police Dept. Together they secured the safety of all race course participants. To South Elementary principal, Kim Leonard and her staff, along with the Warren Twp Lions Club, for sharing their time & talents by preparing a pancake breakfast to be enjoyed by all participants. A special thank you to Michelle Miller, candidate for Judge Common Pleas of Jefferson Co. for providing our water station, and supporting the American Cancer Society.

Thank you to the Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley, for the timing system. Also a thank you to our volunteers, those who donated the Chinese Auction baskets, along with the 50/50 drawing proceeds.

We were blessed with great race weather, 339 participants, and a net profit of $6,400.00 to the American Cancer Society Research.

Your continued support of this event is greatly appreciated,

Diane McCracken,

Race Director

Buckeye Local Relay

for Life Committee