Millington Elementary finishes first at Relay for Life fundraiser | Community Spirit
It was a thrilling Tuesday evening at the annual Relay for Life "Millington Celebrity Waiter Night" dinner and fundraiser held at the Harvell Community Center. Local businesses, schools, clubs, organizations, and community leaders sponsored and decorated tables. Sponsors went all out for this year's "Hollywood" theme.
The fundraiser was established to generate much-needed funds and support to help those suffering from the dreaded disease of cancer. I was invited by Millington Elementary School principal Ms. Stephanie Beach to serve as a waitress. To my delight, MES came out the big winner for their table decorations inspired by the movie Cast Away; and, for raising $800 in tips/donations. Over the course of the night's festivities I learned that Ms. Beach is actually a cancer survivor. What an awesome night! It was my first experience at a Relay for Life event, but I can guarantee it will not be my last.
I'm told the donations and tips totaled approximately $3500, funds that will go toward saving an invaluable number of lives.
The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step by joining the global Relay For Life movement. When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer.