Take a swing at cancer

While passing by the Alliance Ag C-Store on the way through town this week, drivers have probably noticed the beat-up, pink car sitting on their front curb. 

Posted June 21, 2013

 

Take a swing at cancer!
Take a swing at cancer!

By BREANNA KAITFORS

Record Reporter

 

While passing by the Alliance Ag C-Store on the way through town this week, drivers have probably noticed the beat-up, pink car sitting on their front curb.

It’s not a new mainstay decoration; it’s a cancer fundraiser.

A local Relay for Life team, with help from Alliance Ag, is sponsoring the event. For a price, anyone can take a swing at the car with a handy dandy sledgehammer. Then, they can autograph their creation.

The pretty pink car made it’s debut at the June 1 Street Fest and will sit in the Alliance Ag parking lot until the Relay takes place on June 21.

Relay for Life began in 1985 as a fundraiser to support cancer research and patients affected by the disease.

Now, the main objective of Relay is still to raise money but is also used to spread cancer awareness, celebrate the lives of survivors, remember those who lost their lives to cancer and unite communities and people who are affected by the same thing.

During the Relay, which takes place on June 21, teams will camp out overnight at the Hettinger High School and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society.

There are currently 15 different teams with more than 220 participants signed up from the Hettinger area who have so far raised a combined total of more than $22,000.

Anyone who would like to donate or view any Hettinger team’s progress, visit the Relay for Life Event page for more information at www.relayforlife.org/index