Thanks for running/walking

Posted: Sunday, September 05, 2010

Nearly 450 folks gathered together for the "Beat the Odds" race/walk event held on Aug. 28 at Riverbend School. It was a great turnout and we thank all the walkers and runners who participated.

There are many others to thank also our sponsors: Alaska Airlines, Sealaska, Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation, McDonald's, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, KINY, KSUP, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Printing Trade Company, Inland Boatmen's Union, Christine Moleski, D.M.D., Northland Services, Holt Chiropractic, Wells Fargo, Anchor Electric, K3 Radio, GCI, Nell Ann Wagoner, M.D., Interdesign, KATH-TV, Super Bear, Valley Medical Care, Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, Southeast Medical Clinic, Baxter Bruce & Sullivan, Fox River and Diagnostic Radiology Consultants; our supporters: Dr. Raster, Alaska Pacific Bank, ANS/ANB Camp, Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Foggy Mountain Shop, United Way, and JRC/The Alaska Club.

We generously received donations for door prizes and raffles from: Ann Doty (longaberger), Christine, Inc., Foggy Mountain Shop, Alaska Airlines, Eaglecrest Ski Area, Raintree Quilting, Columbia Sportswear, Shoefly, Toni Shattenburg (quilt), and TLC Massage.

An event such as this had the help of many, many volunteers and we thank those special folks from Glacier Valley Rotary, Southeast Roadrunners, Cancer Connection board members, Community Schools, RE/MAX, The Grind Coffee Co., Phil Paramore, Shannon West, Barbara Griffin and other individuals who stepped in where help was needed.

Funds raised from this event stay right here in Southeast Alaska, giving assistance to those dealing with cancer and their families. We also sponsor education programs and awareness events with the intent of prevention and early detection of cancer.

Thank you, Juneau. See you at next year's Beat the Odds event.

Jody Schmitz

Cancer Connection



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