Relay for Life was wonderful event

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I went to my first Relay for Life on Friday night. My sister passed away in March because of complications from surgery for cancer on her lung. I was unable to stay for the entire walk, as it is still hard, and seeing her name on the bag that held her candle just broke my heart.

I want to say "thank you" to all who take their time to plan an event that we pray will someday eradicate this awful disease. It's a disease that's running rampant - and for those who have survived, for those who have lost loved ones and for those who care enough to plan this event, I thank you for your participation and your show of caring.

Thank you too for honoring our national anthem. There are not many who will remain respectful and be thankful for our land of the free. The young lady who sang did an awesome job.

Bonnie Cox, North Augusta, S.C.

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 05/15/07 - 01:09 pm
Thank You Bonnie Cox. Most of

Thank You Bonnie Cox.
Most of the volunteers never hear that word spoken in the tone you used.

independent mind
independent mind 05/15/07 - 05:53 pm
As the mother of the young

As the mother of the young lady who sang the anthem, I too, would like to say thank you Ms. Cox for your kind words. When Jaycie first told us she wanted to learn the anthem, we told her that there was only one way the song should be performed, and that was with complete reverence. I'm just so proud that she is able to do something in some small way to help with such a wonderful cause such as the Relay for Life. She was lucky enough to participate last year and was asked back this year and we would be proud to have her lend her talent for as long as they wish for her to. THANK YOU to ALL who were involved in any way with this meaningful event, and congratulations on raising more money than ever before in Augusta Relay history!

Bonnie Cox
Bonnie Cox 05/15/07 - 07:02 pm
I was not expecting any

I was not expecting any comments as I didn't know this had been added to the letters. To all you are more than welcome. Thanks is not enough to say for all that is being done. My sister is greatly missed. She had a history of stroke, did well during the surgery and then aspirated some liquid into her good lung, got pneumonia, septic and passed away a week later. She had some wonderful nurses, especially the young man who was so kind and compassionate the day she died. I've lived through the death of a child due to an accident but as hard as that was, this was so very different. Seeing my mother at 87 live to see one of her children die is even harder, I think then loosing my own.

Again, Thank you and God Bless you one and all.

akc0221 05/15/07 - 09:43 pm
Thank you Bonnie for your

Thank you Bonnie for your words of thanks to the volunteers for the Augusta Relay. It truely was an amazing event and I am very glad you were able to be at the event and honor/remember your sister. Together we can make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Again thank you for your kind words!
Angel Carter
2007 Augusta RFL Event Chair

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