Passing the baton for a good purpose

Dear Editor:As chair of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life committee, I would like to thank residents of the Roaring Fork Valley for their generosity and support. Thirty teams participated in this year’s event, raising more than $67,000 for the American Cancer Society’s research, education, advocacy and service programs. This outstanding show of support proves that the people of the Roaring Fork Valley are truly committed to the fight against cancer.We were honored to be joined by over 50 survivors and caregivers who walked the opening Survivors Lap, officially kicking off this year’s event. These survivors are the reason we continue the fight. Their participation inspires hope in those currently battling cancer. A special thanks to the many volunteers who worked to make this event a success. The Relay For Life committee did an outstanding job of putting the event together. We also appreciate the generosity of this year’s corporate sponsors. Relay For Life would not be possible without them. Our corporate sponsors are Alpine Bank, Aspen Valley Hospital, Shaw Regional Cancer Center, The Pour House, Valley View Hospital, Total Merchandise Services, Joshua & Company, Narcissus Hair, R&A Electric, Righteous Roasters KUUR, KSNO and KMTS. The next Relay will be in August 2011, but the fight against cancer goes on year round. You can get involved with Relay For Life at any time. Check out or call 1-800-ACS-2345 for more information.Ann Keeney 2010 Relay For Life of the Roaring Fork Valley