Athletes Making a Difference
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
JUBILEE RUN FOR CANCER RAISES $18,000 FOR RELAY FOR LIFE
Representatives from Relay for Life of the Montgomery area had more than 18,000 reasons to smile Tuesday as they received a check from the Jubilee Run For Cancer Committee.
The event raised $18,240.25 for Relay for Life, which is part of the American Cancer Society. The run committee and members of MMS Charities Student Board presented the donation at the Alfa Insurance home office in Montgomery June 2.
“We were shocked to see the donation amount when the check was unveiled,” said Jeannie Smith, community manager for Relay for Life. “This is tremendous, and we really appreciate how much work the run committee puts in every year to host such a wonderful Jubilee Run For Cancer. A donation like this means so much in the fight against this terrible disease.”
Funds will be used for several programs, including cancer research and the Hope Lodge in Birmingham, a facility for families of cancer patients who are receiving treatments.
Donations were made possible by local company sponsorships, registration fees and runners’ fundraising efforts. Alfa Insurance has sponsored the race since 2012, and Alfa Life Insurance Co. served as the presenting sponsor this year.
“Because cancer affects so many lives, we knew we wanted this event to be a rallying point for our community in the fight against cancer,” said run Chairman Kathy Wood, who works in Alfa’s Life Department. “This year’s event was the biggest yet, with increased participation and fundraising. We hope these funds can help find a cure for cancer and improve the lives of those afflicted with cancer.”
Since 2012, the Jubilee Run For Cancer has raised more than $36,000 for Relay for Life.
More information on the 2016 Jubilee Run For Cancer will be available at JubileeRun.org and on the Jubilee Run Facebook page.
Montgomery MultiSport provided race support for the Jubilee Run For Cancer, and MMS Charities assisted with financial responsibilities related to the run.
ATHLETES MAKING A DIFFERENCE
$25,000 RAISED BY YOU
Greg Miles and Mayor Strange present donations totaling $25,000 to Eat South, Red Cross, Child Protect and the MMSC Scholarship Foundation.