The Walker County Sheriff’s Office is getting together a team for the 2012 Relay for Life and is asking for a little help from the community.
The event will take place on April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Huntsville High School practice field. Relay for Life is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and helps communities around the world celebrate the lives of people who battled cancer and remember loved ones lost while fighting back against the disease.
The Sheriff’s Office will be taking part in the Relay in memory of Captain Larry McDugle, a long-time law enforcement officer who passed away in January after a lengthy battle with cancer.
“At the beginning of this year, we at the Walker County Sheriff’s Office were all effected in some way by this disease as we all joined together to honor the memory of Captain McDugle who we watched courageously fight his battle with cancer,” Detective Stephen Cole said. “Captain McDugle stood tall and held his head up till the very end. Now let’s all stand up in his honor to continue the fight against cancer.”
For a $100 donation, a cancer fact sign will be placed around the track with the sponsor’s name. For those interested in making a donation, contact Cole at (936) 435-2430. The goal is to have at least one member walking in McDugle’s honor during the entire event so if anyone would like to take part come to the high school on April 27.
Also on April 16, the Farmhouse will donate 10 percent of all profits to Relay for Life.
“I know that many of you are busy, but I would encourage you to join this event,” Cole said. “Everyone’s reason to Relay is as unique as their own personal story. At Relay, you can find healing, comfort and support from others who have faced cancer or who have lost a loved one to the disease. No matter why you take part in Relay, one thing is clear — with every step you take, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives.
“Each person who shares the Relay experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone’s life.”