From the Hearts of the Hanney’s – Grand Finale

Relay for Life

February 2015

Dear Friends:

Once again, we come to you and ask you for your ongoing support to stop this dreaded disease.  This year is a bit different – we are honoring as always Samuel H. Rugoff who lost his brave fight with cancer on April 24th, 2000.  Coincidentally, the Relay will actually occur on Dad’s anniversary – April 24 – 25th – it seems utterly impossible that Dad is gone 15 years.  Never does a day go by when he is not with us!!!  This year we will celebrate Dad’s life – and honor him by participating in Relay – but this one shall be our last – it is time to pass the torch – it seems fitting to end at 15 years and if you all help – and you always do – we will pass $250,000 in funds raised through our efforts – quite a legacy for Dad to smile about.

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We have all lost so many – we honor John’s mom and dad – Gerry and Elisabeth Hanney – we honor every survivor who has fought this dreaded disease and won!!!  And we pray for everyone fighting the disease now.  Cancer seems to be at every corner we turn, but we must remember that even over the 15 years that we have been raising funds there have been tremendous strides – we are winning – and we need to keep fighting, keep raising awareness, keep raising money and keep up our faith and know that we will prevail!!!

Most importantly, we honor the survivors, and those fighting the good fight for survival.   The survivors are the folks who prove that we are beating the enemy. Hope, unity, diminished suffering, and triumphing, for the many survivors must be the driving force!!!!  Every dollar you give will make a difference to the people whose lives are touched by cancer.  We cannot do this without your help – joy and life move forward – with your help and never ending support.

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CELEBRATE, REMEMBER, FIGHT BACK – we are winning this war, one battle at a time – we have to keep raising funds, keep going to Relay, keep praying, keep helping to save a life today.

So again, The Hanney’s are coming to you for money.  Our team is filled with dear friends we have made over the years of Relay – we are all back for our Grand Finale – Relay, on April 24 – 25th, 2015 at Mariner High School!!! We will always help save lives but this is our last formal Relay!

One thing never changes:  CANCER KILLS!!!! every day, every minute, every family!  We must not lose our resolve to fight the dreaded enemy: cancer, we must eliminate this disease!  BUT we can’t do it without your help – every dollar you can spare helps to save a life!

It is impossible to wake up each day and not remember the devastation we have felt when we heard that cancer had touched our lives, our family’s lives, our co-workers’ lives, our friends’ lives, even our pets’ lives.  It is impossible to not want to fight this disease with every ounce of strength we have so that we can watch future generations celebrate nothing but recovery.

Today, we know that there is hope, and that death is no longer a certainty.  We know that millions of brave men and women all over the world are fighting and surviving cancer.  Research has come light years, and continues to advance daily.  All of us have a vital role to play in this fight; we must raise funds so that some day when we hear the diagnosis cancer it is no worse than a cold.  We will survive!

With your help, through the years, we have raised over $200,000 – this year we would like to achieve a new grand total of $250,000 raised to celebrate our 15th year of raising funds — the economy be damned CANCER STILL KILLS!!!!  The Hanney’s are very blessed by God to have had a healthy year.  Therefore, for the first $2,500.00 you donate John and Iris will match your contribution.  We are also proud to own a company that recognizes its civic obligation to give back to the community.   Unlimited Priorities LLC will donate $2,500.00 in addition to the funds we raise.

Any cure found by any group is shared with the world, so please don’t feel that because you are not in Florida your participation doesn’t count.  Resources from these nationwide relays are pooled together for the betterment of the cause.

Let’s honor all of our loved ones and their memories and their fights and let us keep their memories alive and their survival fresh!!! They would all love that!  Please reach deep!!

Please make your check payable to the American Cancer Society, include the form below, and mail it or drop it off at the house.  Please send your checks by March 31, 2015  so we can get the money to the Relay for Life on time.  All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed.

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