Today the MoveIt® Companies Relay for Life Team, CTS 4 R&D, was presented with the 2009 Spirit Award at the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Kickoff in Carroll, IA.
Mary Lou Grabner, Shell Dornath, Phillis Schulte and Elizabeth Partridge Blessington accepted the award on behalf of the team. The Carroll County Relay for Life once again raised the most money per capita in the nation, and MoveIt® was proud to have played a part in that accomplishment.
A Long-Term Commitment
MoveIt® has been a long time supporter of the Relay for Life, first participating as “Cruisin’ Top Speed’ in 1997. The current name, “CTS 4 R&D” was adopted in 2004 in memory of MoveIt® co-workers Rose Schettler and Doreen Ludwig who both lost their fight with cancer that same year.
Over the years the team has done many fundraisers and the team is always looking for new, creative ways to raise money. A Bingo and Game night is scheduled for Friday, May 30th from 6-10 pm at the Breda Legion Hall. People attending will be able to socialize, play Bingo, cards or even play games on a WII. Food and drinks will be available and prizes will be awarded.
This Year’s Goal
“Our goal is to raise a team record total of $10,000 this year” said Co-Chair Phillis Schulte. “We appreciate the wonderful continued support & generosity of Breda residents & local businesses.”
Anyone wishing to donate to the team can visit their team page.
About Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.
Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the disease. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, the American Cancer Society continues to save lives.