Deadline for Relay billboard is March 2

Published 3:12 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Anyone interested in honoring or memorializing a loved one who has battled cancer may do so on a special Relay For Life billboard in Chilton County.

Friday, March 2 is the deadline to purchase space on the billboard for names of those affected by cancer.

“For $50 per name, you can have the name of your loved one placed in lights for everyone to see,” said Aimee Eiland, Relay chairwoman for Chilton County.

All contributions are tax-deductible and will benefit the American Cancer Society.

The Chilton County Board of Education’s Relay For Life team is sponsoring the billboard, which Allen Deason of A&M Outdoor Advertising is donating.

“This is an excellent way for the people of Chilton County to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer and remember loved ones lost,” Eiland said. “All proceeds will go to help fight back against the disease that takes too much.”

The board’s Relay For Life team has set a goal of 30 names, or $1,500, for the fundraiser.

The location of the billboard is unknown at this time.

Checks made payable to the American Cancer Society can be taken to the Board of Education office on Lay Dam Road in Clanton.

For more information, contact team leader Kim McKinney at (205) 280-2902 or Aimee Eiland at (205) 280-2910.