"That's an incredible amount," said Brian Burgoyne of Newton County Relay for Life. "The 2009 Newton County Relay for Life raised $274,000 and the school system brought in over $110,000 of that."
"Almost everyone has been touched by cancer in some way or another," said Dr. Dennis Carpenter, Deputy Superintendent for Newton County Schools. "When you combine these life experiences with the overall caring nature of educators, it's not surprising how committed our faculty and staff members are to worthy causes such as Relay for Life. I am extremely proud of our district's efforts in this area."