2017 Relay for Life teams and sponsors are hard at work raising funds for the American Cancer Society this year. Their events and fundraisers can be found in our events calendar and will be taking place throughout the next several weeks leading up to the Relay, which starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 5. This year’s Relay will be held at the Hope Fair Park.
Bancorp South is a team and sponsor. Susie Poindexter is the team captain and the luminary chairperson.
Advantage Self Storage is an in-kind sponsor who supplies Hempstead County Relay for Life with a storage unit to use all year round.
Diamond Bank is a RFL team and sponsor. Team captain is Amy Smith.
Farmers Bank & Trust is a team and sponsor. Team captain is Janet Choate.
Excelsior White Rose is a RFL team. Their team captain is Lashika Porter.
The Hempstead County courthouse won the Paint the Town Purple Competition last year, so they won a $1000 RFL sponsorship for 2017. They are both a sponsor & team.
Hollis Heating & Air is a RFL sponsor.
Hope Floral is an in-kind sponsor who provides beautiful floral arrangements for the Survivor Reception and RFL celebrity waiter. They also provide donations for the RFL Beauty Pageant..
Lance & Associates is a longtime sponsor of Relay for Life.
McDonald’s is a RFL sponsor.
New Millennium is both a team and a $1,000 sponsor. Their team captain is Alex Burton, who is also the committee survivor chair for Relay fir Life.
Pafford EMS is a RFL sponsor and team. Suzie Gresham is the Committee Chair for the RFL Beauty Pageant, and the team captain for Pafford.
The Picket Fence is an in-kind sponsor for RFL. They donate all of the sweet goodies for the Survivor Reception.
Rainbow of Challenges is a RFL sponsor and team. Their team captain is Christy Burns, co-captain Jamee Heflin.
Red River Federal Credit Union has a team and is a sponsor for RFL. Their team captain is Michelle Pesek.
Sheba’s Family Restaurant is sponsor of RFL.
Tailgaters is a RFL sponsor.
Wal-Mart is a RFL sponsor and team. Their team captain is Sara McCord. The team worked hard to get the corporate office to give a big donation that jump started the 2017 fundraising campaign.
The Zumba 4 Life Relay Team. Krystal Chenault is the Zumba instructor and team captain. She will have a special Zumba class on the night of Relay at 10 p.m. in the Coliseum.