BONIFAY — Even after a long year of hard work from volunteers, Relay For Life of Holmes County Committee Chairwoman DeAnna Oldham says the work doesn’t end with the Wrap-Up Party, which was held on Thursday, May 16.
“We are so close to our goal of $33,000 that it would be ridiculous to stop now,” said Oldham. “We had a rough year that seemed to throw so many obstacles at us, but we’ve seen the 22 cancer survivors that braved the rain and the mud and the muck to come out and support our endeavor and we remember why we’re raising this money. It’s for our friends, our family and all our loved ones touched by cancer and this is how we fight back.”
Committee member and volunteer Julia Bullington added that it’s not just for those battling cancer, but it’s for those battling cancer in Holmes County.
“Don’t forget we’ve got The Closet here, which provides scarves, bras, prosthetic breasts and so much more for our local people battling cancer,” said Bullington. “I can not begin to describe the changes I’ve seen with these simple services. I can hardly even think about it without crying, it is just that important to those who are living and battling cancer right here in Holmes County.”
Oldham said there was still time to raise money for that year and make the goal of $33,000, which will help pay for not only cancer research, but also local programs provided to cancer patients in Holmes County.
“This is why we do it,” said Oldham. “Because we can make a difference and we can make a difference right here and because it is more then worth it. We’ve been fighting the good fight and we’re so close, we can’t give up now.”
Bullington said that donations can still be made to the American Cancer Society, and even in memory or honor of a loved one. Send donations to the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce at 106 East Byrd Street; Bonifay, FL 32425.
For more information contact Oldham at 768-2675.