She’s ready for Relay For Life Norseen organizes grocery store team
For Jennifer Norseen, participating in this year’s Dawson County Relay For Life was a no brainer.Nor was deciding to organize a team with fellow employees at Peterson’s Supermarket where Jennifer is a supervisor.
Jennifer has family members and friends who have survived, and died, from the disease.
“I think the relay is good because it takes all the money raised and gives it to the American Cancer Society to find a cure for cancer,” she said.
The fact that this year’s event, July 12-13, is at Gothenburg’s Lake Helen is another reason Jennifer wanted to participate and be a team captain.
Her mother, Jane Norseen, was diagnosed with breast cancer 12 years ago.
“She found out when my brother was a senior in high school,” Jennifer said, noting that Jane is now a 12-year survivor and is on the supermarket team.
Jennifer’s boyfriend, Jason Walls of Cozad, has also had cancer.
In addition to Jennifer, Jane and Jason, Peterson’s Supermarket team members are Kelly Schmeeckle, Terri Sayer, Ligia Peterson, Joyce Walls (a survivor from Ogallala) Autumn Rivera, Stormy Bonifas, Terri Wilder, Travis Miller, Heather Miller, Tyson Miller, Jayden Miller and Kody Miller.
Another local team is the “Holy Walkamolies” from Gothenburg State Bank.
The relay kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12, with the survivor lap.