Run For Your Life: Relay sets new record in 2004

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 11, 2004

DEMOPOLIS-Considering the Demopolis High School baseball team was in Thomasville and little league action at the Sportsplex to have close to 200 people at the Relay for Life event was a huge success. The American Cancer Society Community Representative Nikki Richardson said the turnout was great and that they had risen close to $46,000 of the $48,500 goal with about seven hours of walking left.

“Regardless, this is the most money Demopolis has ever risen during this event,” Richardson said.

The event was held on the field by the Demopolis City Landing. There were a lot of different activities going on from face painting to bouncing in the moonwalk or even sumo wrestling.

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The most important event was the actual walking of the relay circle. Many people including some survivors of the horrible disease called Cancer walked the circle.

There was great local entertain provided to keep the walkers spirits up. Some of the different performances included Angie Bond singing a variety of songs, Ronnie Richardson singing an Elvis Presley melody, Five Shades of Red performing gospel rock and Final Answer Quarter singing gospel.

One of the most interesting exhibits for the children was the magic show provided by Emory Kimbrough. The children were sitting there in amazement as he made things disappear and reappear right before their very eyes.

The whole event was considered a great success even though the attendance could have been better, but it’s for a good cause and the fight must continue until a cure is found.