Relay for Life team beats fundraising goal, presents prizes

September 2, 2009 by

The 29-member Motherhouse Relay for Life Team has raised more than $6,200 in advance of the Sept. 12 event, bettering its goal by nearly 25 percent.

On Tuesday, the team leaders also drew the winning tickets in this year’s Relay for Life drawing. They were, with the gift they received:

• Marcelline Bonebrake – Quilt
• Sister Marcia Allen – Thermos Set
• Connie Bonebrake – Relay Back Pack
• Rose Koerber – Relay Lunch Bag
• Lynette Beam – Relay Water Bottle

This year the Motherhouse Team had a fundraising goal of $5,000, just slightly more than team members raised for the 2008 event. But as of today, members have raised $6,227.25 to be donated toward cancer research.

Relay for Life is a nationwide fundraising event that began in 1989. The theme of the 2009 event is “Celebrate
25 Years of Hope.” In 2008, more than 4,900 communities and 19 countries hosted Relay For Life events, raising an estimated $420 million for the American Cancer society, making this the largest fundraising event of any kind.

This year’s Concordia Relay for Life begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the city Sports Complex; it will conclude at 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13.

The members of the 2009 Motherhouse team are:

Mary Jane Gallagher (team captain)
Alfreda Maley (team captain)

Sharon Bates
Sister Jean Befort
Connie Bonebrake
Donna Breault
Sister Julie Christensen
Rita Collette
Rope Dorman
Sister Pat Eichner
Michelle Gallagher
Tina Goff
Sister Lucille Herman
Aryls Hubert
Sister Joan Ice
Sister Loretta Jasper
Vikki Jochems
Virginia Johnson
Sister Dorothy Marquez
Sister Ramona Medina
Sister Shirley Meier
Marcia Mick
Kayla Ramsey
Ashytn Shepard
Sister Judy Stephens
Sister Betty Suther
Paula Tatum
Dottie Vohs
Lynn Weaver


9 Responses to “Relay for Life team beats fundraising goal, presents prizes”

  1. lisa Valcoure on September 25th, 2009 11:25 am

    Great Job at Relay We had a great time!

  2. Janet LeDuc on September 11th, 2009 7:59 am

    What a witness to supporting the hope, strength and research to bring quality of life to many. Happy to know you exceeded the desired goal!

  3. Sr. Beth Stover Class of '64 on September 10th, 2009 3:54 pm

    Congratulations on exceeding your expectations and for generating all that excitement and participation.

    Have a great Relay for Life!

  4. Christine Doman,CSJ on September 8th, 2009 11:19 am

    Relay team!
    Congratulations on your super efforts and surpassed goal for the year! Relay for Life will certainly benefit more folks this year through your generous donations and inspiring participation.
    Christine Doman, CSJ

  5. Marilyn Wall on September 7th, 2009 6:55 pm

    Congratulations on what you have already accomplished for Relay for Life. It is truly a wonderful and inspiring event…
    I was always there in Washington County and will look for it in Ellsworth County. To me it is a most meaningful ritual.

  6. Jack on September 4th, 2009 6:54 pm

    You have a lot to be proud of. Thank you.

    And for a reminder of what Relay for Life is all about, I invite you to check out this video — — about one woman’s “aha moment” when she realized the remarkable impact of Relay and the American Cancer Society and dedicated herself to doing all she could for the cause. I think you’ll enjoy it and hope you’ll also check out the rest of the site, which was created by Mutual of Omaha to highlight inspirational stories and “aha moments” of all kinds.

    All the best,

  7. Jeanette Wasinger on September 4th, 2009 4:52 pm

    Congratulations to the Motherhouse Relay for Life Team! The Relay for Life event was a favorite of mine when I lived in Concordia. I was always inspired by everyone there. I’ll walk with you in spirit on September 12.

  8. Loretta Jasper, csj on September 4th, 2009 7:43 am

    Great team work…see you on the walking track very shortly.
    Loretta Jasper

  9. Anne M. Reinert on September 2nd, 2009 7:24 pm

    Congratulations. I know you all worked endless hours on this project.

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