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Slimed for Relay for Life
Pictured above are student Laila Evans in pig tails and teachers Janet Benedict, Lisa Hetzel (seated) and Sandi Watkins. - photo by Submitted Photo

Relay for Life April 27 (April 21, 2013)

Schools and teams were raising money left and right in the last weeks before Saturday's Relay for Life event.

Barksdale Elementary Slime a Teacher

It was slime time today for the faculty at Barksdale Elementary. The entire student body cheered as Prinicpal Jana O'Kelley and six of her teachers were slimed. In order to enter a teacher into the event, students had to bring in enough dimes to fill a water bottle.  More than $1000 was raised and will be presented to Relay for LIfe.

Heritage High School Students vs. Faculty game

At Heritage High School, more than 750 students put money down to watch faculty members face off against student athletes in a fundraiser game on Tuesday, April 23.

The Heritage High School Student Council hosted a Faculty vs. Students basketball game as a fundraiser for Rockdale County Relay for Life.  More than 750 students participated in a “Buy Out” of class to attend allowing Team Heritage to raise $1530 from the event. The senior boys and girls basketball players challenged more than 15 faculty members to a fun game of basketball.  But in the end, experience topped youth as the Heritage Faculty were the victors with a final score of 52-49.

Heritage High school has two Relay for Life teams. Team Heritage, sponsored by the Heritage Student Council, and Heritage MCJROTC.  Team MCJROTC hosted many activities including a Bucket Drop, cupcake sales, and Dog Tag sales.  They raised over $900.

Collectively Heritage has raised more than $3000 for the American Cancer Society.

This year's Rockdale Relay For Life event will be Saturday, April 27, at the Government Annex facility at 1400 Parker Road. The event is now a single day event beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 10 p.m. instead of an overnight event.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is a celebration of life held in communities across the nation each spring.  The community gathering creates awareness about the need to raise money for cancer research.  

Teams from schools, hospitals, churches, local businesses and civic organizations are formed to raise as much money to contribute to “the cure.”