Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Schools Help Relay for Life Fayette Win 100 Percent Involvement Award

Every Fayette County public school had at least one Relay for Life team participating in the 2008 relay, a requirement to receive the 100 Percent School Involvement Award from the American Cancer Society.

The announcement was made last month by the relay’s county organizers during a meeting of principals and other administrators at the LaFayette Educational Center. At that time, an award was presented to Superintendent John DeCotis for his support and five schools were honored with a Top 10 All Star Award for their fundraising efforts and participation.

Schools receiving the All Star award were Peeples Elementary, McIntosh High, Cleveland Elementary, Spring Hill Elementary and East Fayette Elementary. The schools raising the most money at each level were Peeples , $15,454; Whitewater Middle, $8,841 and McIntosh, $14,946.

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in Fayette an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising funds to fight cancer and awareness of cancer prevention and treatment. Teams camp out at the local fairgrounds and take turns walking or running around the track. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the overnight event.

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