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Relay for Life 2009

See smaller Dr. Phil Hoffman brought Casey to the Relay for Life celebration. Casey is a 4-year breast cancer survivor, having had three of her breast removed to battle the disease.

Photo by Sherri Gardner Howell

Dr. Phil Hoffman brought Casey to the Relay for Life celebration. Casey is a 4-year breast cancer survivor, having had three of her breast removed to battle the disease.

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  • The Survivors gather on the steps at Maryville College before they begin the ceremonial First Lap at the 2009 Relay for Life celebration and fund raiser.
  • Dr. Phil Hoffman brought Casey to the Relay for Life celebration. Casey is a 4-year breast cancer survivor, having had three of her breast removed to battle the disease.
  • Connie Keeble’s family designed their own shirts for their Relay for Life team to celebrate Connie as a cancer survivor. One of the saying her family chose was “My Memaw is my Hero. She’s a Fighter.” From left, front, are John Keeble, Jr.; Connie Keeble, John Keeble and Alex Berry. From left, second row, are Kendra Flynn, Holly Keeble, Karla Berry and Iva  Wilde. From left, third row, are Amy Keeble, Sy Keeble, Anthony Berry and Tony Berry.
  • Jeff Long gives son Nick Long a hug after Nick was recognized as the scholarship winner of the Relay for Life Survivor scholarship. Nick has been awarded the scholarship for four years and is in his last year at the University of Tennessee. He is a graduate of Heritage High School.
  • Purple was the color of the evening at the 2009 Relay for Life as survivors gathered to celebrate recovery.
  • Good food was plentiful at the Relay for Life fundraiser. These cooks were raising money for the Capitalist Pigs team, a merger of the Smokin Hawgs, LeConte Wealth Management and Tennessee Walkers. From left, front, are Ned Willard, Will Carver, Chip Webb and Andy Oakes. From left, back, are Bill Winn, John Hinkle, Mike Kirby, Bill Eanes, Lynn Cox, Kevin Painter, Bryan Daniels and Todd Davis.
  • The Womanless Beauty Review brought the house down as midnight neared at the Relay for Life. The contest brought in $5,000 for the Relay teams. The finalists were, from left, Paten Sweeny (front) and Miciah Clay for Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, third place; Geoff Hamm for John Sevier Elementary, second place; Charles Ashworth for East Tennessee Medical, winner; Xavier Satterfield for Eden Salon, fourth place; and Chris Cantrell for Overton, fifth place.
  • As the sun came up, the 2010 Relay for Life chairs Elizabeth McKnight and Tim Self pose for a photo with American Cancer Society Marion Westerling, senior development representative, American Cancer Society.
  • Dave Bennett, chair of the 2009 Relay for Life, gets those who stayed all-night at the relay together to announce the grand total. With collections still going on until August, projections are that the Blount Relay will bring in more than $302,000.
  • Marlon Matthews with Marriott Business Services tackles the offering in the Grossest Food Contest.
  • Relay for Life chair Dave Bennett participates in the “Deal or No Deal” contest to help raise money.
  • Jackie Midkiff, Alcoa High student who competed on “American Idol,” sings the National Anthem to open the 2009 Relay for Life.
  • Brian Gamble with Thompson Carr Auctions in Sevierville helped out with the Relay for Life auction.
  • They called themselves “Jimbo’s Angels” and finished just out of the running in the Womanless Beauty Review.
  • A buxom blonde talks to the crowd at the Relay for Life Womanless Beauty Review.
  • Xavier Satterfield was “coiffed” at Eden Salon for his appearance at the Womanless Beauty Review.

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