Relay For Life of Wayne County NC

# 21 Hope Floats NC

We are making a difference by teaming up to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Wayne 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 of 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 7th through the14th Team Hope Floats NC will be kayaking 208 miles from Raleigh to Oriental, NC. An 8 day journey along the Neuse River 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!

On April 7th you can follow our journey at hopefloatsnc.com. We will have a live map you can follow, send words of encouragement, and see pictures taken during the journey. 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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# 21 Hope Floats NC

we’ve raised $17,514.09
Our Goal $20,000.00
#2 out of 48 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 Wayne 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 of 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 7th through the14th Team Hope Floats NC will be kayaking 208 miles from Raleigh to Oriental, NC. An 8 day journey along the Neuse River 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!

On April 7th you can follow our journey at hopefloatsnc.com. We will have a live map you can follow, send words of encouragement, and see pictures taken during the journey. 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. Restoration Systems LLC$1,000
  2. Angela H. Morris 
  3. Angi Strong$150
  4. Anonymous 
  5. Anonymous$400
  6. Anonymous$100
  7. Anonymous$80
  8. Anonymous$50
  9. Anonymous$50
  10. Anonymous$35
  11. Anonymous 
  12. Audrie Goltl 
  13. Barbara Jones$200
  14. Beer Army dinner challenge$30
  15. Boat Show - raffle ticket sales$1,267.80
  16. Bruce Beard$150
  17. Camilla Brewer$10
  18. Carlye Carr Donation 3/15/18$20
  19. Carol Lovingood Donation 3/15/18$20
  20. Carol Stoffer Donation 4/9/18$25
  21. Carpenter Bee Houses$40
  22. Cathy Sinclair$50
  23. CH$10
  24. Charles Horton$200
  25. Charles Kilgore$50
  26. Chris Moorman$50
  27. Christie L Murphy$35
  28. Christopher Kan 
  29. Cooper Standard$175
  30. Craig A Engler$25
  31. Craig Engler 
  32. Cy Lane Donation 2/21/18$50
  33. Cybele Lane Donation 3/15/18$100
  34. Cynthia Loran Williams 
  35. Daniel Keel$100
  36. David Page 
  37. David Spencer$20
  38. Debbie Stakem$50
  39. Debbie/Tom Smothers$50
  40. Dee from CO 
  41. Dr. Robert Dale Brown PhD$100
  42. Dwight Kearney donation/Brenda Sasser Bazemore$10
  43. Dwight Kearney raffle ticket sales/Ann Smith$50
  44. Edward Thompson$100
  45. Eileen Saravia 
  46. Elizabeth Winter$50
  47. Evelyn Cox$15
  48. Friends from Kabul$200
  49. Garris Chapel Church - Men's Group$500
  50. Garris Chapel Church - Outreach Team$500
  51. GERLOFF PAINTING$50
  52. Gus McCaffrey 
  53. Helen W Simkins$500
  54. Henry and Deborah Fernandez$50
  55. Hope Floats NC$650
  56. Hope Floats NC$255
  57. Hope Floats NC$115
  58. Hope Floats NC$20
  59. I love you THIIIIIISSSS MUCH! 
  60. In Honor of Berna Deene Sinclair$200
  61. James Buwen$50
  62. Jamie Carroll$80
  63. Janet Johnson Donation 2/21/18$75
  64. Janet Johnson Donation 4/6/18$200
  65. Janice Alexander$35
  66. Janice Hall$30
  67. JL$40
  68. John Strong$150
  69. Johnny & Marisha Bryant$100
  70. Jorja L Kimball$100
  71. Kathryn Conner Donation 3/15/18$20
  72. Kathryn Scott$50
  73. Kathy Ponder Donation 2/26/18$5
  74. Kevin and Anne Taylor$75
  75. Kim McColman$310
  76. Kim McColman$25
  77. Kimberly Wheeler Tart$30.56
  78. Larissa Griffitts$100
  79. Laura Taylor$100
  80. Leslie LaTorre$100
  81. Lillian Schoen$30
  82. Linda Gunsallus$100
  83. Loose Change$280
  84. M. Winter$200
  85. Madora Davis$60
  86. Madora Davis Donation 4/6/18$30
  87. Mallory and Joshua Iverson 
  88. Marion & David Taylor$50
  89. Martha Jayne Page$80
  90. Martha Marler Donation 2/26/18$25
  91. Mary Lou Addor$60
  92. Mary Lou Jackson Bass$40
  93. Mayra$50
  94. Michael Engler$100
  95. Mom, Dad and aunt Anita$200
  96. Mr. Edward Segrist Jr.$100
  97. Mr. Zane Lindsay$500
  98. Mrs. Amy Hayden$100
  99. Mrs. Brenda Glover Robinson$30
  100. Mrs. Carrie Hoyle 
  101. Mrs. Diane Bowers Porterfield$50
  102. Mrs. Patricia M. Taylor$150
  103. Mrs. wanda k johnson$35
  104. Nancy Story 
  105. Nathan Tilley$25
  106. NI Southeast 
  107. Nicole Huntley$20
  108. Patrick Bohmer$20
  109. Peggy Blocker$131.88
  110. Peter Jan Page$200
  111. Raffle Ticket Sales$530
  112. Raffle Ticket Sales$200
  113. Raffle Ticket Sales$115
  114. Raffle Ticket Sales$80
  115. Ramon Ernesto Cortez$100
  116. Richard Snoddy 
  117. S Warren Alvis$200
  118. sa$50
  119. Shahar Link$100
  120. Sharon (MoDA XVII)$30
  121. Stranger donation at Cox Mill Ferry$10
  122. Sucker Sales$107
  123. Sue Powell$100
  124. SWIM Sponsorship 4/3/18$500
  125. Tammy Motin$18
  126. The Marshburn Family$50
  127. Ticket Sales$125
  128. Ticket Sales$20
  129. Tim Simkins$100
  130. Victoria Raleigh$50
  131. Walker and Janet Reagan$200
  132. Warren and Shirley Whealton$50
  133. Wayne County Rocks!$50
  134. Wendy P Taylor$613.85
  135. Wendy P Taylor$50
  136. William Wheeler Donation 4/9/18$150
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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®.