To the editor,

It is again the time of year that we begin planning for the 2009 American Cancer Society Relay for Life. We are excited to announce Tommy Gibson as the chairman for the 2009 Relay for Somervell County. Tommy and his family moved to Glen Rose in the summer of 2007 and he is the director of administration and support services for GRISD. He has a fierce passion for supporting the fight against cancer and will be a great leader for the Relay.

As in previous years a community wide kickoff is planned for December 8th at Andersons on the Square. More information on this event and a full calendar of important dates including the second annual Daddy Daughter Dance will be coming out shortly.

We want to again recognize our very generous community, survivors, teams and sponsors of Glen Rose and Somervell County for another amazing Relay in 2008. This community raised $72,333 with 62 survivors registered and 503 participants the night of Relay! This money is now being used to aid in funding research and providing support to cancer survivors.

Thank you to your newspaper for being a strong supporter and sponsor of the American Cancer Society and the Somervell County Relay!

Sincerely,

Linda Rowe and

Paula Noell,

2008 American

Cancer Society

Event Co-Chairs for Somervell County