Relay For Life of Johnston County

#021 Hope Floats NC

We are making a difference by teaming up to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Johnston County NC

We are about to embark on a very arduous journey. A journey that will test the limits of our physical and mental abilities. We will face uncertainty and we may even question our faith. Each day will present obstacles that we never imagined we would encounter and we will sometimes struggle to overcome them. We will end the day completely exhausted and labor to our feet to meet the challenge of another. ...

As we agonize to make it through each day, we will sometimes have to battle alone, but never too far away will be others who are making their own journey suffering the same kinds o...f pain. We may feel like giving up, but that is when we dig in deep and make a stand. We will reach out to family, friends and complete strangers, for support and words of encouragement. They will be our comfort when we think we have no other.

In the end how hard we fight may not determine if we survive and complete this journey, some things are just out of our hands and must be left to the mercy of a higher power. With all the advances in modern medicine, sometimes the only medicine that works is hope.

This is the peril of each person that is diagnosed with cancer. April 15th through the 22nd Team Hope Floats NC will be kayaking 208 miles from Raleigh to Oriental. An 8 day journey along the Neuse and Newport Rivers in Eastern North Carolina. The trials and tribulations we will encounter on the trip we are undertaking pale in comparison. As we take this journey together, we will never lose sight of why we are making it. We are paddling to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. We are paddling to remember loved ones lost. We are paddling to fight back against the disease. We are paddling to give HOPE!

Please support us in our efforts by joining our team or making a donation. The impact we can make together is much greater than what any of us could do alone!
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#021 Hope Floats NC

we’ve raised $6,634.08
Our Goal $40,000.00
67Days Left
#2 out of 55 Teams

Our Event

Johnston County

Why We Relay

We are making a difference by teaming up to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Johnston County NC

We are about to embark on a very arduous journey. A journey that will test the limits of our physical and mental abilities. We will face uncertainty and we may even question our faith. Each day will present obstacles that we never imagined we would encounter and we will sometimes struggle to overcome them. We will end the day completely exhausted and labor to our feet to meet the challenge of another. ...

As we agonize to make it through each day, we will sometimes have to battle alone, but never too far away will be others who are making their own journey suffering the same kinds o...f pain. We may feel like giving up, but that is when we dig in deep and make a stand. We will reach out to family, friends and complete strangers, for support and words of encouragement. They will be our comfort when we think we have no other.

In the end how hard we fight may not determine if we survive and complete this journey, some things are just out of our hands and must be left to the mercy of a higher power. With all the advances in modern medicine, sometimes the only medicine that works is hope.

This is the peril of each person that is diagnosed with cancer. April 15th through the 22nd Team Hope Floats NC will be kayaking 208 miles from Raleigh to Oriental. An 8 day journey along the Neuse and Newport Rivers in Eastern North Carolina. The trials and tribulations we will encounter on the trip we are undertaking pale in comparison. As we take this journey together, we will never lose sight of why we are making it. We are paddling to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. We are paddling to remember loved ones lost. We are paddling to fight back against the disease. We are paddling to give HOPE!

Please support us in our efforts by joining our team or making a donation. The impact we can make together is much greater than what any of us could do alone!

Team Members

Name Amount Donate

Thank You Donors

  1. FromAmount
Top Donors
  1. Aesthetic Solutions Dermatology Sponsorship 3/13/17$300
  2. Angi Strong$100
  3. Anita M Kilgore$25
  4. Ann Van Harlingen$25
  5. Anonymous$125
  6. Anonymous$100
  7. Anonymous$100
  8. Anonymous$75
  9. Anonymous$50
  10. Anonymous 
  11. Barbara Jones$100
  12. Bernie Lapira$50
  13. Betty Porterfield 
  14. Bill Porterfield 
  15. Brian & Joell Sheahan$25
  16. Catherine Smothers$50
  17. Cathy Sinclair$25
  18. Charles Horton$112
  19. Charles Horton 
  20. Charles Kilgore$25
  21. Cheryl Cioffari$20
  22. Chris and Kim  
  23. Chris D Tart$25
  24. Cindy Bauser$30
  25. Craig Engler$25
  26. Danelle Hallenbeck$25
  27. Danielle Wimpy$20
  28. Darlene Spivey$165
  29. David Spencer$35
  30. Debi and William 
  31. Donation 12/16/2016$40
  32. Dr. Robert Dale Brown PhD$100
  33. Dragon Boat Festival Fundraiser$170
  34. Dylan Kirby$50
  35. Frank Kulisky$25
  36. Gail Johnson$80
  37. Georgianna Cotton$25
  38. Harriett Thomas$25
  39. Heather Cotton$100
  40. Heather Cotton$25
  41. In Honor of Berna Deene Sinclair$250
  42. In Honor of Kim Tart & Lamar Tart Deborah Jett Donation$200
  43. In honor of Rachael Mahoney$25
  44. James Buwen$50
  45. Jeannine Pearce 
  46. John Strong$800
  47. John Strong$100
  48. Keith Buchanan$50
  49. Kimberly Wheeler Tart$50
  50. Kimberly Wheeler Tart$25
  51. Loose Change Challenge$40
  52. Loose Change Challenge$39.73
  53. Lori Leya$50
  54. Margot Henion$35
  55. Mary Snow$35
  56. Mrs. Angela Anne Strong AB$30
  57. Mrs. Diane Bowers Porterfield 
  58. Mrs. Rhonda Silver$100
  59. Paula Avery 
  60. Peter Jan Page$200
  61. Proceeds from Auction Item$150
  62. Raffle Ticket Sales$356
  63. Raffle tickets sales$135
  64. Roger Holland$50
  65. Sally Orr$20
  66. spare change$26.35
  67. Ticket Sales$145
  68. Ticket Sales$60
  69. Tim Simkins$100
  70. Tracy L Cotton 
  71. Wendy P Taylor$705
  72. Wendy P Taylor$50
  73. Wendy Tharrington$25
  74. Wine Basket Auction Item$40
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When Communities Come Together

The money raised through Relay For Life events helps realize the American Cancer Society's mission: to save lives and celebrate life. Every day.

Donations are used to fund live-saving cancer research, patient support programs, prevention information and education, and detection and treatment programs. Here's how the money raised last year helped make a difference in 2015.

150 million

Groundbreaking
Research

Devoted to potentially life-saving cancer research grants.

135 thousand

Cancer Diagnoses

Adults will be diagnosed with colon and rectum cancer this year.

1 million

24/7
Life Line Service

Requests answered for info, help, and support via phone, email, and online chats.

316 thousand

Rides were provided to and from treatment.

361 thousand

Nights of free lodging at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge® facilities.