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Thursday, December 13, 2012 1:37 PM

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DELPHOS — Plans are well underway for the 2013 Relay for Life of Delphos.
Chair Cindy Metzger shared her excitement with team captains at Tuesday’s meeting at the Delphos Eagles.

“Why wouldn’t I be excited?” Metzger asked. “We are going to hit $1 million this year and are closer than ever to a cure.”

Metzger said some big things are planned this year for all teams to participate in, including a bed sheet sale, pub crawl and wine pairing.
“We try to come up with different things so everyone’s interest is piqued at something,” she said.

Metzger herself had a cancer scare since the 2012 Relay in June.

“Before, I never had anyone close with cancer. Our family has heart trouble, so I’m expecting that. I had to have a biopsy and then wait several months and be checked again and it was nerve-wracking,” she exlained. “While I was waiting, I thought, ‘They could call me and tell me I have cancer.’ That made me even more determined to make this next Relay even more successful. We need to start at the source and get rid of it.”

Metzger also introduced American Cancer Society Income Development Specialist Sarah Burke. Burke is a Spencerville native and has relatives in Delphos. She has a degree in business administration and managerial background in retail. This is her first year with the ACS.
“I’ve Relayed in St. Marys and I have family who are cancer survivors, so when the opportunity came up to work for the American Cancer Society, I took it,” Burke said. “I’m pleased to work with the Delphos Relay. I have an aunt who lives here, Jan Wiechart, who is a cancer survivor and the support she received from this community was overwhelming. This is a very caring community.”

Burke will also be in charge of the Auglaize and Mercer county Relays.
Team captains are reminded to sign up their teams online. Packets are available by contacting Metzger at 419-236-5314.


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