Relay participants get ’er done

Have you heard the theme song from the old Rawhide television show lately? It played several times at the 19th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dawson County on July 12. It’s a foot stompin’, get ’er done song—truly fitting for the relay cowpokes who worked so hard to “Round Up A Cure” at Lake Helen Park in Gothenburg!

Fifteen teams and 189 team members came together with businesses, corporate sponsors and communities to raise in excess of $70,600. Money raised during Relay For Life helps fund the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer by helping people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back.

The society is the largest nonprofit supporter of new cancer research and the largest voluntary health organization fighting cancer in our country and around the world. Your family, your friends, your neighbors benefit from ACS programs and research. For more information, go to or call 1-800-227-2345.

We appreciate all of the support we received from each of the teams, as well as from our sponsors. We are especially grateful to the many volunteers and their families for all of their hard work to make this event happen. A big thanks goes to the City of Gothenburg for providing a perfect setting for this year’s Relay For Life at Lake Helen park.

We encourage you to make a commitment today to fight back against cancer by eating more fruits and vegetables, going for an annual physical exam, contacting your elected officials to support cancer research funding or joining next year’s Relay For Life. We won’t stop until cancer is defeated.

Thanks to all of you for a successful Relay For Life.

The Relay For Life “Trail Boss” and Committee