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Readers say thanks

As the chair for the 2008 Rifle Area Relay For Life, there are many people I would like to thank for the success of this years event.The committee that makes this event possible includes Cindy Baxter, Deb Zemlock, Cheryl Morgan, Mary Wheeler, Becky Sirotek, Mike Vanderpol, Sarah Tahvonen, Julia Faulkner, Jeannie Schroeder, Anne Guettler, Tina Sandoval, Christy Artaz, Mikaela Guettler, and Joanne Nelson. These people are amazing. Our ACS representative Felicia Sabartinelli is an incredible person and a fantastic guide.Thank you to all of the survivors who participated in this event. You serve to inspire and motivate us all to put an end to this disease once and for all. To the nearly 275 community members who came together to celebrate, remember and fight back, your creativity, passion and commitment to finding a cure are only surpassed by your enthusiasm.Our sponsors include Premium Sponsors Grand River Hospital District, Alpine Bank, EnCana and The Citizen Telegram; Gold Sponsors Boogie Down Light and Sound, Facility Innovation Services Inc., Wells Fargo and Williams Production; and Silver Sponsors Antero Resources, ConocoPhillips, Wal-Mart and Silt Medical Center. Community Banks donated the goodie bags for the event.Many people and organizations make this event possible, and I am sure I will leave some out and for that I apologize in advance: Bank of Colorado; Dominos Pizza; Carbondale Car Care; Boogies Diner; Bray and Company Real Estate; East Avenue Carpet and Furniture; Glenwood Springs Elementary; Castle Valley Childrens Clinic; Gold Star Realty; M.B. Construction; Valley View Hospital; Action Shop Services; Innermountain Distributing; Pepsi; Rifle Lions Club; Winchester Night Club; Western Pump & Dredge; Resource West, Inc.; Grand Valley Pub and Grill; Uintah, Engineering & Land Surveying; Baker Corp; Julia Burgess; Jamie Ulloa; An Exquisite Design; Moes Southwestern Grill; KMTS and the Garfield Re-2 School District.I thank you all for your kindness, support and generosity. You inspire both the committee and myself. The money we raise does make a difference, locally, nationally and globally. Together, we will find a cure!Theresa Hamilton2008 Chair, Rifle Area Relay For Life

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