To the editor:
Last June I went to my old home town of Clearwater, Kan., and witnessed my first Relay for Life. This town of around 2,000 people raised close to $75,000. My three young children, as well as their grandparents, had a wonderful time at various entertainment and fund-raising events. The luminaries lighting ceremony was so moving that I took a memorial lap around the football field and read the luminaries honoring survivors and victims of cancer including some of my family, acquaintances, and friends.
On May 30-31, at the Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence citizens will have the opportunity to show their support for cancer victims and their families as well as help raise money to be spent on research, prevention, and patient care. There is still time to sponsor a relay team, be a donor for a silent auction, sponsor luminaries, or just come out to support the relay teams during the continuous 16-hour event.
Citizens of Lawrence, I challenge you to help raise at least as much money as a town a fraction of our size. Make me proud of my new hometown of ten years.
Debra J. Peterson,