Editor:

I would like to thank all the wonderful people who came and all those who helped in any way to support Newcomerstown's Relay For Life.

It was a great honor to have been invited to join you this year. I was humbled to be the American Cancer Society's guest speaker at the luminaria ceremony.

As a cancer survivor and also having lost a loved one to cancer, I know how important the Relays are to raise money so even more research can be done.

I heard that your town is a small town but the wonderful people I met and talked with have big hearts -- as big as the universe. All of you made me feel so welcome. Thank you.

The committees and everyone worked so hard to make this Relay special. You did a superb job.

The table deocrations and whomever did the food, oh my goodness, everything was so good. I appreciated all the hard work so much. Stand up and take a bow and pat yourselves on the back because all of yuou did an outstanding job.

I want to send a special "Hello" to Hope. You are so very special. I am looking forward to working with your mother and her special program.

Thank you all again so much. I count each and every one of you as my friends.

Dee Phillips

American Cancer Society volunteer

One on One & Family Support Program

guest speaker

Strasburg