Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The American Cancer Society and Carroll County teamed up to host the 15th annual Carroll County Relay for Life. The University of West Georgia helped sponsor the event and the 26-member team of UWG faculty and staff, the UWG Wonder Walkers, and raised $8,932.11 for the American Cancer Society. Altogether, the county’s Relay for Life raised approximately $200,000 for the American Cancer Society.
The Wonder Walkers have participated in the event for several years and UWG served as a sponsor for the first time this year. The event was particularly difficult for the team, having lost two members, Brenda Palmer and Jill Davidson, shortly before the relay. The team set up candle-lit memorials for Palmer and Davidson as the team walked.
Wonder Walkers included Dot Geter, Amy Kent and Melba Haynes, Charlotte Kraft, Chris Young, Gary Palmer, Kerry Sebera, Jane Wood, Carolyn Berry, Vickie Cofield, Renet Jones, Julie Chibbaro, Vicki Rogers, Shirley Barclay, Alex Young, Greta Kirby, Sonya Adams, Julie Adams, Matthew Clay, Chrissy Griffin, Rebecca Harrison, Martha and Richard Larkin, Elaine MacKinnon, Milicent Mack, Elissa Pulliam, Phyllis Snipes and Hunter Wood.