Letter: Help support Relay For Life
As a cancer survivor and patron of a Tom Wood dealership, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to Tom Wood dealerships for their extraordinary commitment to raise $100,000 for the American Cancer Society’s Carmel Relay For Life event to be conducted from 9 a.m. June 7 to 9 a.m. June 8 at Creekside Middle School, 3525 W. 126th St. Tom Wood lost his personal fight with cancer, and his family’s unwavering dedication to the fight against cancer, the selfless efforts of their employees and the generosity of their patrons is affecting cancer patients and their families here in our community. Between the recent Tom Wood Memorial Gala dinner that featured Indianapolis Colts Coach Chuck Pagano as guest speaker and the Tom Wood Memorial Golf Outing held at the Purgatory Golf Course, the two events raised $80,000 towards this goal. The funds raised for the Carmel Relay For Life will contribute to research advances that are being done here in Indianapolis as well as fund support services for cancer patients to help them and their families through their personal cancer journey. Hamilton County ranks as the fifth highest in the state with the estimated number of new cases of cancer and deaths for 2014. I encourage the residents of Carmel to embrace this community event. Put together a team, bring the family and walk the track, donate at any of the Tom Wood dealerships, attend the survivor/caregiver reception, honor a hero by purchasing a luminaria bag and attending the Remember Luminaria Ceremony, as well as enjoy all the fun activities that will be going on throughout the night. Thank you Tom Wood Dealerships for leading the charge in the fight against cancer in Carmel. Together with the Carmel Community’s support we can finish the fight against cancer and enjoy more birthday celebrations with our family and friends. For more information on how you can join the movement and support the Carmel Relay For Life, visit www.relayforlife.org/carmelin or contact Cara Roach at 344-7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karla Stein, 46032