Friday, June 22, 2018
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Variety of ways offered to support Relay For Life

Fighting cancer begins in our own backyard, according to Pam Ackerman, event chairperson of the 19th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dawson County.

There are so many ways anyone can fight cancer.

“Make a donation on our easy to find web site, purchase a luminaria, attend one of many Relay For Life fundraisers planned throughout the year or host a fundraiser of your own,” Ackerman said. “Our goal is $100,000 this year. If you host a fundraiser, I promise to walk all night for you!”

Visit event website

People interested in giving to the fight against cancer are encouraged to visit to make a donation to the local event. When visiting the site, donors can make a general donation or support a specific team or individual. The process is quick and easy.

Twelve teams at are currently registered at this online Web site to seek community support. “This is an easy way for everyone to join the fight against cancer,” said Ackerman. “Cancer has touched so many lives in our community. We want to find a cure and stop the anguish this disease can cause.”


Luminaria candles light the way through the night as Relay For Life team members continue to walk. Each white bag has a name in honor of a person who has survived cancer or in memory of one lost to cancer. Each luminaria is $10. Candles will be lit during the Relay For Life event at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at Lake Helen in Gothenburg.

Fun Fund-raisers

May 28—Eat Out at Wendy’s Fundraiser, 5 pm. to 8 p.m., 15 percent of the proceeds goes to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dawson County. Contact W.C.S.G. Garden of Hope team captain Pam Ackerman 308-324-2230

May 30-June 1—W.C.S.G. Garden of Hope annual yard sale at 951 West Walnut in Lexington. Everything priced to sell. Contact W.C.S.G. Garden of Hope team captain Pam Ackerman 308-324-2230

June 1—Kool Kids Car Wash, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sonny’s Super Foods in Cozad. Freewill donation. Contact R.S.C.S./Kool Kids team captain Chris Barnes at 308-784-4484.

June 8—Garage Sale at 1913 Ave G, starts at 8 a.m. Contact Peterson’s Supermarket team captain Jennifer Norseen at 308-325-2107.

June 15—Winning the Race Against Cancer at Dawson County Raceway at the Fairgrounds in Lexington. Gates open at 5 p.m. with races starting at 6:30 p.m. Prize drawings. Contact W.C.S.G. Garden of Hope team captain Pam Ackerman at 308-324-2230.

June 29—Third Annual Car & Bike Show For a Cure at Ehmen Park in Gothenburg. Registration 9 a.m. to noon. Relay teams will sell food and host game fundraisers at the park. Prizes will be awarded. Contact April Headley at 308-486-5231 or Jay Lewis at 308-520-6737

June 29—Grace Lutheran Carnival starting at 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the parking lot at 17th and Polk in Lexington. Games and food will be available. Contact Grace Lutheran team captain Richard Johnson at 308-830-2233

June 29—W.C.S.G. Garden of Hope annual Pork In The Park, 4-7 p.m., at Arbor Park on South Washington St in Lexington. Free will donation for bbq pork sandwich and all the fixings. Contact team captain Pam Ackerman at 308-324-2230.

July 11—Cork Meets Pork at Macs Creek Winery, 43315 Road 757, Lexington. Great atmosphere, bbq pork ribs and favorite wine will be served at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Contact Grace Lutheran team captain Richard Johnson at 308-830-2233.

Memorials, Fund-raisers

Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society can easily be directed through the Relay For Life of Dawson County. For information, contact Ackerman at 308-324-2230.

While everyone is encouraged to attend and participate in Relay For Life, sometimes the obligation of forming a team and walking all night can not be fulfilled. A fundraiser like a yard sale, bake sale, block party, ball tournament, etc. can still be counted in the fight against cancer. Contact Ackerman for more information.