|Relay Chair Metzger excited for 11th event|
|Thursday, December 13, 2012 1:37 PM|
“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.
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.
Burke will also be in charge of the Auglaize and Mercer county Relays.