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'Ropin' (and hoping -- ) for a cure

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

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Pike Lumber Company is a Signature Sponsor of April 29th's 2006 Clay County "Ropin In A Cure" Relay for Life event and the first to display the Wall of HOPE banner at their office this week. Foresters Paul Myers and Andy Callahan, Procurement Manager Mike Brinson, Relay CO-Chairs Beth Casey and Rochelle Mathis, Vice President/Manager Jim Steen, Management Forester Scott Stockwell, Administrator Leslie Sharton and foresters Patrick Walker and John Byers hold the banner.

Do you want to show our country's lawmakers how much you support the fight against cancer? Do you want to show your support for cancer survivors and their families?

Then you need to place your signature and personal message on the local American Cancer Society's Wall of HOPE banner, now on display at Relay Signature Sponsor Pike Lumber Company.

People from Carbon and neighboring communities are invited to stop by the company's office until the end of the business day on Thursday to sign it.

"We're a family here," Vice President/Manager Jim Steen said Monday morning. "We've lost several of our employees and members of their families because of cancer, so, for us, it is very important to be involved."

The banner will be on display at various locations around the county for people to sign as part of this year's "Ropin' In A Cure" Relay For Life event scheduled in April at the YMCA.

For two days in September, nearly 4,000 American Cancer Society Celebration Ambassadors, with their local banners in hand, will go to the nation's capital for the Celebration on the Hill 2006. All the banners, 10,000 from around the country, will be placed on display, becoming the focal point of the event.

Relay Co-Chairman Roch-elle Mathis said it will be a physical way for lawmakers to see the support of millions of Americans, through their signatures, and know the priority the constituents back home feel about fighting cancer.

"I want to thank Rochelle for asking us to be involved at this level in the community," Steen said.

The Clay County 2006 Wall of HOPE banner will be on display at various locations in the upcoming months prior to the April 29 "Ropin' In A Cure" Relay for Life 12-hour event scheduled at the YMCA. Future places and times will be announced in The Brazil Times. For more information, or if you're interested in displaying the banner, please contact Rochelle Mathis at 239-6552.

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