Evening Sun Staffers need your help!

Melissa Stagnaro

In this day and age, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who’s life has not been touched by cancer. Whether it is you yourself who has battled the disease or a friend, family member or co-worker, I think we all understand how important it is to fund cancer research not to mention programs for patients and families and educational and advocacy efforts.

By participating in the American Cancer Society’s Chenango County Relay for Life next weekend, my coworkers and I are trying to do just that.

Jessica Lewis, Melissa deCordova and myself are proud to be among the staff members from the Snyder Communications companies who have united to walk as Snyders Striders and Snyders Striders 2.

While we have committed ourselves to this cause, we haven’t been what you’d call diligent in our fundraising efforts. We are being far outshone by our team members “across the parking lot,” as we call the Pennysaver and Circulars staff. That’s why we need your help.

Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t about saving face. We just want to do our part to meet (and hopefully exceed) our team’s fundraising goal. Last year our team raised more than $3,000 for the event, which helped bring the total raised in Chenango County to $125,600.

We’ve raised the bar for ourselves this year and are shooting for at least $3,500. Unfortunately, with the event only a week away, we’re still well short of that mark.

Jessica, Melissa and I are appealing to you, our readers, to help us reach our goal. We hope you will please consider making a donation, no matter how small, to support this very worthy cause.

To make a donation online, visit www.relayforlife.org/chenangocountyny and click on donate. You can then search for us by name or by team. (Jessica and Melissa are on Snyders Striders; I’m on Snyders Striders 2.) If you would prefer to make your donation by cash or check, call 334-3276 to make arrangements.

Thank you so much for helping us help this important fundraising effort. Together we can make a difference.