Relay for Life 2013 has gotten off to a promising start with the help of Kidd Ford’s Drive One 4 UR Community fundraiser. The event raised $6,000 to help fight cancer and was the first of its kind to benefit a local charity.
Drive One 4 UR School is a similar fundraiser that has benefited local schools. Ford first launched the Drive One 4 UR School program in 2007.
Ford donated $20 to Relay for Life for every test drive taken with $6,000 being the maximum given.
“Kidd Ford is so gracious to our whole community, not just Relay for Life, but many causes they have stepped in and helped with. Terry Kidd has also helped many schools raise money. We appreciate it,” said Relay co-chair Sharon Walker.
“Relay could not be successful without Warren County and the volunteers in the community. And, this fundraiser which we called Drive One 4 A Cure, was a success because of the people who participated. We had all Relay teams represented. There is no town like a small town and no town like ours,” said Walker.
Kidd said, “People like Sharon and her group are what makes it a success. Warren County has many hard-working volunteers. It is the people who made this happen.”
Drive One 4 UR Community was the first fundraiser held for Relay for Life 2013.
Walker and co-chair Tanarra Grissom want everyone to know Relay for Life 2013 will be held June 7 at Nunley Stadium at Warren County Middle School.
Warren County’s Relay for Life 2012 team raised approximately $140,000, according to Walker. “We were 16th in the nation last year in terms of per capita money raised so we’re proud of that,” she said.
The official Relay for Life 2013 kickoff will be Monday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at Caney Fork Electric.
“Any past team or new person wanting to form a team is welcome to join us at Caney Fork at 6 p.m. on the 28th. Last year we had 45 teams. We hope to have even more this year,” said Walker.