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February 22, 2014 Keaton Payne President of Shirtless Bearcats 800 University Dr. Maryville, MO 64468 Dear Mr.

Payne: According to World Cancer Research Fund International, there were 14.1 million cases of people with cancer in 2012. Also, they stated that the number of cancer cases is expected to nearly double to 24 million cases in the next 20 years. That means think of all the loved ones you know now who are suffering from cancer. Now, double that number in the next 20 years. Shirtless Bearcats can have the opportunity to add some spirit to a great cause. Relay for Life began back in 1985 starting with just one mans passion to fight cancer. Now, 3.5 million people for the U.S. are involved, along with 20 other countries. This is an overnight event that gives you the opportunity to give to a great cause just by walking. Relay for Life is your chance to help cancer survivors, remember those who lost their battles with cancer, and benefit the millions and millions of people who will be diagnosed with cancer. Help find the cure to cancer! Details about the Nodaway County Relay event are as follows: The event will last 12 hours starting at 6:00 p.m. on September 11, 2014 and end at 6:00 a.m. on September 12, 2014. It will be held at Beal Park in Maryville. Each team will consist of a team captain and roughly 12-15 members. Each team is not required to have every member walking at all times. Walking in pairs for about an hour and switching off with your team is popular in this event.

There would be a small fee for participation as well as some benefits which are: It would cost only $10-$15 per person to be a member of your team and help fight this disease. This cost also includes a team t-shirt. Gifts are tax exempt by law because the American Cancer Society is a 501(C)3 organization. If you are looking for a sponsor, the Student Body in Maryville is a very popular business and choice.

We will be coming to the Union at Northwest on April 22 to have teams sign up that are interested in the event and who want further information. We would love for you to come talk to us! You can also visit for more information. The final deadline to sign up for this event will be on August 22. We look forward to hearing from your organization! Sincerely,

Macy Assel Relay for Life Coordinator P.S. Do your part by participating in this Relay for Life event to help the estimated 24 million people who will be fighting cancer in 20 years, as well as the millions of people currently battling cancer.