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 $21,079.08
Our Goal $10,000.00
#1 out of 66 Teams

Our Event


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. Allen Hollingsworth 
  3. Angi Strong$100
  4. Anita M Kilgore$25
  5. Ann Van Harlingen$25
  6. Anne & Kevin$50
  7. Anne Duckworth$50
  8. Annette Bryant$20
  9. Anonymous$425
  10. Anonymous$100
  11. Anonymous$100
  12. Anonymous 
  13. Anonymous$100
  14. Anonymous$92
  15. Anonymous$75
  16. Anonymous$50
  17. Anonymous 
  18. Anonymous$30
  19. Anonymous 
  20. Anonymous$20
  21. Anonymous$20
  22. APlusNetworking$100
  23. Barbara Jones$100
  24. Bernie Lapira$50
  25. Betsy Parker$100
  26. Betty J Williams Donation 4/5/17$20
  27. Betty Porterfield 
  28. Bill Nato$75
  29. Bill Porterfield 
  30. Boat Show Raffle Ticket Sales$848
  31. Brenda D Farmer 
  32. Brian & Joell Sheahan$25
  33. Bridget Kennedy$50
  34. Carol Helen Lytle$35
  35. Carolyn S Duffield$50
  36. Catherine Smothers$50
  37. Cathy Sinclair$25
  38. Charles Horton$112
  39. Charles Horton 
  40. Charles Kilgore$25
  41. Cheryl Cioffari$20
  42. Chris and Kim  
  43. Chris D Tart$25
  44. Cindy Bauser$30
  45. Craig Engler$25
  46. D. Langford$100
  47. Dad$500
  48. Danelle Hallenbeck$25
  49. Danielle Wimpy$20
  50. Danny Chaney$50
  51. Darlene Spivey$165
  52. David Spencer$35
  53. Debi and William 
  54. Debra Drum$100
  55. Dee$100
  56. Dennis and Donna Kearney$100
  57. Dennis Porterfield$100
  58. Dianna Leya $50
  59. Dick Rodgers$150
  60. Donation 12/16/2016$40
  61. Donation 5/1/17$70
  62. Donation from a Stranger$42
  63. Donation from a Stranger$25
  64. Donation from Strangers Boat #2$100
  65. Donations$960
  66. Donations 5/1/17$1,325
  67. Donations 6/8/17$70
  68. Donations- checks mailed to HF$260
  69. Dr. Robert Dale Brown PhD$100
  70. Dragon Boat Festival Fundraiser$170
  71. Dylan Kirby$50
  72. Ed and Sue Powell 
  73. Edward Segrist$100
  74. Eileen Saravia 
  75. Frank Kulisky$25
  76. Gail Johnson$80
  77. Garris Chapel UMC$500
  78. Garris Chapel UMC Beacons$500
  79. Georgianna Cotton$25
  80. Gordon Chase 
  81. Harriett Thomas$25
  82. Heather Cotton$100
  83. Heather Cotton$25
  84. Heather Cotton$20
  85. Helen W Simkins$500
  86. Hope Floats NC$147.50
  87. Hope Floats NC$28
  88. In Honor of Berna Deene Sinclair$250
  89. In Honor of Kim Tart & Lamar Tart Deborah Jett Donation$200
  90. In honor of Rachael Mahoney$25
  91. James Buwen$50
  92. Jan Schuerger$35
  93. Jeannine Pearce 
  94. Jennifer Brown$50
  95. John Edwards$160
  96. John Foster$50
  97. John Strong$800
  98. John Strong$100
  99. Johnny & Marisha Bryant$100
  100. Joyce B$150
  101. Juanita Doggett$20
  102. Julie Scherer$50
  103. Kathryn Scott$50
  104. Keith Buchanan$50
  105. Kevin Harper$100
  106. Kimberly Wheeler Tart$50
  107. Kimberly Wheeler Tart$25
  108. Kyle Hein$50
  109. Lenita Wright$25
  110. Leslie LaTorre$100
  111. Loose Change Challenge$40
  112. Loose Change Challenge$39.73
  113. Lori Leya$50
  114. Lynn RYan$100
  115. Maple Cypress Stranger with Boat #1$20
  116. Margot Henion$35
  117. Marion and David Taylor 
  118. Martha Garmon Donation 4/17/17$200
  119. Martha Jayne Page$50
  120. Marti$100
  121. Marty Garmon$100
  122. Mary Snow$35
  123. Matthew H. 
  124. Michele Depietro$20
  125. Mike Scuncio$10
  126. Mr. Dillon Scott Strong$100
  127. Mr. Steven Cook$50
  128. Mrs. Angela Anne Strong AB$30
  129. Mrs. Carrie Hoyle 
  130. Mrs. Diane Bowers Porterfield 
  131. Mrs. Diane Bowers Porterfield$50
  132. Mrs. Patricia M. Taylor$100
  133. Mrs. Rhonda Silver$100
  134. Mrs. Shevel K Hunt$35
  135. Nancy/Mike Greenwood/Hickman 
  136. Nathan Pennington$5
  137. Paula Avery 
  138. Peter Jan Page$200
  139. Phil & Rita Medlin Donation 4/7/17$50
  140. Proceeds from Auction Item$150
  141. Raffle Ticket Sales$1,151
  142. Raffle Ticket Sales$430
  143. Raffle Tickets$607.50
  144. Raffle Tickets$228
  145. Raffle tickets sales$135
  146. Relay Night Fundraising$175
  147. Ribbon Sucker Sales$127
  148. Robert McIntyre$50
  149. Rodney Barr$80
  150. Roger Holland$50
  151. Sabrina Thompson$250
  152. Sally Orr$20
  153. Scott Justus$80
  154. spare change$26.35
  155. Steve Divens$50
  156. Stuart Rohrbaugh$50
  157. Sucker Sales$59
  158. Teresa Pelkey$35
  159. Texas Steak House and Saloon Sponsorship$371.50
  160. Texas Steakhouse and Saloon Sponsorship$371.50
  161. Ticket Sales$145
  162. Ticket Sales$88
  163. Tim Simkins$100
  164. Tim Sinkins$100
  165. Toni Worrel 
  166. Tracy L Cotton 
  167. Wendy P Taylor$705
  168. Wendy P Taylor$100
  169. Wendy P Taylor$50
  170. Wendy Tharrington$25
  171. 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, celebrate life, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

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

$406 million

Funding potentially life-saving cancer research grants.

1.2+ million

Calls and chats from patients/caregivers seeking info and support.

456 thousand

Nights of free lodging provided to patients at Hope Lodge®.