The 2011 Relay For Life of Tug Valley was awarded the Survivor/Caregiver Involvement Award, presented at the American Cancer Society’s South Atlantic Relay For Life Summit in Greensboro, N.C.
Chris Dotson was present at the summit to receive the award for Tug Valley. She is one of the co-chairwomen for the 2012 Relay For Life of Tug Valley, alongside Dawn King.
The award recognizes the Relay For Life event that has the highest percentage of their survivor population engaged in Relay For Life and displays outstanding caregiver involvement in Relay.
Also involved in the success of the Tug Valley Relay For Life are: Linda Justice and her volunteers, who host a Banquet of Hope each spring in the cafeteria of Appalachian Regional Hospital for survivors and caregivers. The Survivorship chair, Pauline Spence, and her volunteers, Martha Roberts and Sue Keesee, are present at the Relay to welcome survivors and caregivers, and help them get t-shirts and other items available.
Relay For Life is an overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer and raise money for the fight against cancer. Teams gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fund-raising event in the nation.
The funds raised through Relay For Life enable the American Cancer Society to continue its mission to save lives from cancer.
Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available logging on to