|Orozco new ACS staff partner|
|Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:11 PM|
BY NANCY SPENCER
Jamie Orzco of Van Wert will take over for Sarah Burke, who is being utilized elsewhere in the organization.
Orozco said she Relays for a very personal reason.
“I have lost both of my grandmothers to cancer as well as many other family and friends,” she said. “I have watched them struggle, suffer and fight and lose. I want an end to his horrible disease that takes too many lives. We have all been affected in some way and enough is enough. We need to end this fight.”
Orozco will lead the Delphos group to understand the “why” behind the work done at Relays for the American Cancer Society.
“By helping your event see the ‘big picture’ and by sharing the best practices from around the state, we can maximize the growth, potential and quality of your Relay for Life,” she said. “I am thankful for the chance to make a difference with so many others.”
Orozco and her husband, James, have four children: Jalen, 16, Jayna, 13, Jarah, 10, and Jaxon, 1. She is expecting her fifth child in March.
The Relay Kick-Off will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Delphos Eagles. The event will be an open house with Relay Bucks available for team participation. Teams are invited to have fundraisers or information on upcoming events.
A tentative theme for this year’s Relay is “Cancel Cancer” with teams using canceled television shows as resources for decorating campsites and games.
The 2014 Relay for Life is set for June 20-21 at the Community Track.
The next team captains meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Eagles. A representative from each team is urged to attend as plans are finalized for the kick off.