Relay for Life planning continues


The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Jackson County met March 5 to plan the upcoming event.

The indoor event has a Disney theme, “Wish Upon a Cure!” and is from 6 to 11 p.m. May 11 at Seymour High School. The entrance to the event is through Door 15 in the commons area.

Event lead Melissa Rebber introduced the rest of the event leadership team: Fund the Cure lead and Luminaria, Jan Engel; people lead Jeanie Schneider; sponsorship, Mary Reed; survivor/caregiver co-lead Amberly Brewer; accounting, Dee Hess; marketing and online, Julia Aker; mission, Dr. Stephanie Burgess; youth, Charlie Smith; logistics, Ron Duncan; and survivor/caregiver co-lead and concessions, Stacey Brummett.

Open positions still needed are experience lead, activities, ceremonies, community champions and team ambassadors.

Burgess gave a mission activity on the annual cancer awareness months.

The annual Survivor Dinner is at 6:15 p.m. April 21 at The Point in Seymour. It’s free for survivors, and an unlimited number of guests are $5 each. Invitations will be mailed; however, interested survivors can contact Brummett at [email protected] or 812-216-9064 or Brewer at [email protected] or 812-569-0630.

Dinner includes salad, chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, dessert and drinks. Entertainment is by local musicians Frisky Business. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to join or renew membership in ACS-Cancer Action Network, a grassroots organization to help with state and national cancer funding.

Teams are encouraged to join any time and start fundraising. Anyone wanting to start a team or register as a survivor can go online to register at All registrations must be submitted online, on an official registration form or by calling 800-227-2345.

Team representatives announced upcoming fundraisers:

  • Bloomin’ Librarians team is selling stuffed plastic Easter eggs through March 23. The cost is $15 for 25 eggs, $25 for 50 eggs or $50 for 100 eggs. They will be delivered March 31 upon request. They team also will have a rummage sale at the Seymour Main Street Parking Lot Pickers from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14 in the Walnut Street Parking Lot.
  • Immanuel Cancer Fighters has several projects ongoing at Immanuel Lutheran School.

In addition to fundraising, teams were encouraged to find sponsors for the Relay by April 2. The American Cancer Society will recognize all sponsors of $1,000 or more with a logo on the back of participant T-shirts. Sponsors giving $500 or more will have their name on T-shirts and two yard signs with their name at the event, while $250 sponsors will have two yard signs, and $100 sponsors will have their business name in the event program.

Each team is encouraged to select a Disney movie and decorate their area with the movie theme. The movie choice should be sent to Rebber or brought to the next meeting. Already chosen themes include “101 Dalmatians,” “Lilo & Stitch,” “Mickey & Friends” and “Peter Pan.”

For information on getting involved, contact Rebber at [email protected] or Engel at [email protected].

The next Relay meeting, which is open to all Relay team members or anyone interested in helping with this year’s event, is at 6:30 p.m. April 2 at the Jackson County Public Library in Seymour.

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