Relay For Life team captains review fundraising, upcoming dates

Published 3:00 pm Monday, April 14, 2014

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Chilton County Relay For Life Chairwoman Courtney Brock addresses Relay team captains at Clanton First United Methodist Church on April 10 at their final meeting before this year’s Relay event.

With the 2014 Relay For Life of Chilton County 12-hour event about two weeks away, team captains met for the last time April 10 to review fundraising goals and upcoming dates for Relay-related happenings.

Relay Chairwoman Courtney Brock said the fundraising total so far this year was nearly $48,000, including about $14,000 teams turned in before the captains’ meeting at 6 p.m. April 10.

Relay For Life Specialist Lucy Sims with the American Cancer Society Mid-South Division commended the county’s Relay teams and committee for their work and fundraising achievements.

“You are the most stress-free community, so thank you,” Sims said. “I can’t say ‘thank you’ enough.”

As of April 10, the top Relay participant was Malissia Loucks with $946.97, and the top team was Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 1 with $6,016.

Brock reminded everyone the 12-hour Relay event would be held Saturday, April 26 from noon to midnight, instead of starting Friday at 6 p.m. and ending Saturday at 6 a.m. as in years past.

Brock said the “Celebrate” ceremony will start at 1:35 p.m., and survivors participating in the ceremony need to line up at 1:15 p.m.

Prior to Relay on April 26, residents may take part in smaller events and fundraisers around the community.

•April 16 is the deadline to order hanging flower baskets for $15 each. The baskets will be delivered April 18 and 19 in time for Easter. For more information, call Sheila Knight at (205) 389-0384.

•A barbecue chicken plate fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plates are $7 each and include barbecue chicken, chips, potato salad, baked beans, dinner roll and a slice of cake for dessert. To order, call Merchants Foodservice Customer Service members at (205) 280-1709.

•The second annual Ride for Relay motorcycle ride will start at 1 p.m. from Walmart in Clanton. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $30 per rider and $10 per passenger. The ride is 103 miles and ends at Ollie Park. For more information, call (205) 312-9411 or email

•New Hope Assembly of God will sell paper turkeys and deer in memory or in honor of loved ones for a theme board titled “Hunting for a Cure” through April 24. The turkeys and deer are $1 each. For more information, call Jackie Mims at (205) 299-9951.

•Members of the Johnson Controls team will sell Home Interior Candles through April 24. For more information, call (205) 294-5012.

•Jefferson State Community College will sell chances to win a Yeti cooler through April 25. Tickets are $5 each. For more information, call (205) 280-8201.

•Sky lanterns to release at Relay on April 26 in honor of someone may be purchased before and during Relay for $20 each. For more information, contact a Cure Crusader member (Courtney Brock, Jill Mitchell Jackson, Hannah Brock Little, Erin Kalanick Moore, Jessica Fulmer, Makesha Scott Cleckley or Christy Harmonto).

•Chances will be available before and during Relay for a one-hour massage from This Is Bliss ($1 each), a 19-inch TV ($3 each), a collapsible wagon ($1 each) and a Scentsy basket worth $50 ($1 each). For more information, call (205) 294-5406, (205) 389-4903 or (205) 217-2010.

•Torches of Hope can be purchased for $50 each and will be featured with a plaque at Relay in honor or in memory of loved ones. At the end of the night, purchased torches may be taken home. For more information, call Kimberly Williams at (205) 706-3565.

•Chances to win an Auburn quilt will be sold for $2 each before and during Relay. The quilt is about 85-by-108 inches. For more information, call Shirley Emfinger at or any Oak Grove WMU member.

•Chances for a $100 gift certificate for massages at This Is Bliss will be sold before and during Relay (six chances for $5 or one for $1). For more information, contact (205) 312-9411 or

•The Relay For Life Survivor Breakfast will be held April 24 at 7 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Clanton. Anyone who has ever had a doctor say, “You have cancer,” is a cancer survivor and is invited to attend. Caregivers are also invited to attend with the survivors they support. Survivors are urged to register to walk the Survivor Lap on April 26 or join a team by going to and clicking on “Sign Up,” or call Lucy Sims at (334) 301-2304.

•Relay For Life Bank Day will be held April 24 from 1–5 p.m. at West End Baptist Church in Clanton. All teams are encouraged to bring their team or personal money raised to receive participant T-shirts and for a chance to receive an award. Anyone needing help or answers to questions can reach Courtney Brock at or Lucy Sims at or (334) 301-2304.

For more information about Relay, see the Relay For Life special section in the Friday, April 25 edition of The Clanton Advertiser.