2009-09-05 / Editorials & Letters

Cub Scouts raise funds to fight cancer

Editor:

In June, Cub Scout Pack 227 of Millersport participated in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Fairfield County for the second year. For many months before the actual event they raised money for the American Cancer Society. They did this by selling candy bars, doing chores for local businesses, held their first Mini Relay For Life at the Millersport school and several other fundraisers with 100% going to the American Cancer Society.

This year they achieved Silver status coming very close to their $4000 goal. Of the nearly 50 teams involved with Fairfield County Relay event, only five teams achieved super team status and Bubba's Brigade was proud to be one.

Rated by their peers and community leaders, Bubba's Brigade took first place for team spirit and second place for their cancer awareness poster. Bubba's Brigade was the only team comprised of mostly kids. Not only did they raise money for cancer research, they also brought cancer awareness into our school and community. They recognized cancer survivors and made resources available to those in need.

They could not have achieved all of this without the help and support of the following local businesses and organizations: Watson's Valero, Hometown Hot Dog, One Man's Treasure, Crow's Nest, Millersport American Legion, Whetstone Medical Clinic, Alexander's Landing, Fairfield Beach Karate School, Best Electric, Commodore Bank, AMVETS of Thornport, Bower & Sons Meats, Island House, Millersport PTO and countless individuals and the families of the scouts on the team. Special thanks to the Millersport High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes for their help at the Mini Relay. Walnut Township Schools Superintendent, Mr. Thornton, and Elementary Principal, Ms. Thomson, were an integral part of our success from planning to execution of the Mini Relay. Students, teachers and custodians did a fantastic job in the schools.

The kids on our team know firsthand how devastating cancer can be. They have a dream of cancer being eradicated from all of our lives. The relay gives them a chance to personally fight back against this vicious thing we call cancer. They celebrate with all of the survivors and share memories about those who have lost the fight. They see a large group of people pulling together for the same cause, they see HOPE. Thank you for giving them the opportunity to make a difference and for giving them HOPE.

We hope you will continue to support us in the coming years - we won't stop until there is a cure!

Follow us on Facebook for upcoming events, info and photos Mary Ann Hegel & Anna Dittoe Millersport

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