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February 15, 2013

Relay for Life events to help find a cure

MILLEDGEVILLE — The 2013 Baldwin County Relay for Life is holding various events and activities throughout the community to honor cancer survivors and remember those who lost their battle with the deadly disease.

“We have 39 teams with 243 participants. We’ve raised $15,050 and our goal is to raise $135,000,” said Pam Tindal, chair of the local Relay. “So far we have received two major sponsors — Century Bank & Trust and Mohawk Industries — but we’re still looking for other sponsors.”

This year’s honorary chair is 3 year-old Abram Gainous who is diagnosed with leukemia.

“He is currently having treatments. It’s been a long road for the family, but he has been doing well under the circumstances he’s been given,” Tindal said. “We will honor him as a cancer survivor after the difficult year he has had.”

Upcoming Relay events benefiting the American Cancer Society include:

• Kroger will continue to collect donations for the local Relay through Saturday;

• Friday, Feb. 22: The City of Milledgeville will sell Krispy Kreme donuts for $6 per box at City Hall. To pre-order a box, contact Jacque Huley at jhuley@milledgevillega.us;

• Friday, March 1: Relay teams will setup at the corner of Amici and Citizens Finance to fundraise through the selling of baked goods, arts and crafts, Relay merchandise and luminaries during the March First Friday event from 6 to 9 p.m.;

• Tuesday, March 5: Team rally at 6 p.m. at the Baldwin High School media center to encourage and invite team and individual participation;

• Saturday, March 23: First United Methodist Church will hold a church-wide yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon at the lake pavilion on Bill Johnson Road. For more information, directions or to donate items, contact Brenda at 478-251-1571, or Linda at 478-451-9702; and

• Saturday, March 23:  Relay teams will sell crafts, baked goods and luminaries from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Milledgeville Mall during Mall Day, while youth can enjoy face painting, raffles and crafts.

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