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Relay For Life moves ahead.

A sea of purple descended upon the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas for the High Plains Division Relay For Life Leadership Summit, September 29 – October 1.

The annual Summit was an opportunity for attendees to receive beneficial Relay For Life educational information and updated resource tools needed to implement a successful Relay For Life event in their community.

There was plenty of networking and Relay fun for the 800 participants, who attended from Hawaii, Guam, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

With the theme, iRelay, conference goers participated in various general sessions, breakout sessions and The Experience, which emphasized how to plan and implement a successful Relay For Life. The 2012 Heroes of Hope were introduced on Friday evening at “Glow,” the annual Awards ceremony, where those Relays that achieved success in team development, leadership development, mission integration and fundraising were honored.

Included in those awards were the following achievements from Nebraska events:
Platte County – Community Per Capita Award for most money raised in 30,000-34,999 population bucket. ($223,337 / $6.87 per person)
Creighton University – Youth Per Capita Award for most money raised for schools with enrollment of 5,000-9,999. ($75,066 / $10.88 per student)
Doane College – Youth Per Capita Award for most money raised for schools with enrollment of 0-2,499. ($65,790 / $66.79 per student)
Adams County, Cherry County, Clay County, Douglas County, Dawson County, Hamilton County, Platte County, Cuming County – Five Star Relay Awards
Creighton University – Eighth-highest net total for a youth event. ($75,066)
Lincoln Haymarket Park – Fourth-highest net total for a community event. ($346,917)

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