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Relay For Life

Purple Out Day


Whereas, Relay For Life is a life-changing event sponsored by the American Cancer Society that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease; and


Whereas, One person can make a difference, which was evident with the story that began in Tacoma, Washington in the mid-1980s with Dr. Gordy Klatt, a Tacoma colorectal surgeon, who wanted to enhance the income of his local American Cancer Society office and show support for all of his patients who had battled cancer. Dr. Klatt decided to personally raise money for the fight by doing something he enjoyed -running marathons; and


Whereas, through Dr. Klatt's efforts during which he ran for 24 hours and raised $27,000 to fight cancer that first year, his vision has become a national event providing the opportunity for thousands of communities to come together to plan team relay events and other fund-raising activities which are instrumental in helping the American Cancer Society save more lives and create more birthdays by helping more people stay well and get well.


Now therefore be it resolved, that we, the Commissioners of Warren County, hereby proclaim the 24th day of May 2019 as Purple Out Day for Relay for Life of Warren County; and


Now therefore be it resolved, that we, the Commissioners of Warren County, hereby proclaim the time from 4:00 p.m. on the 14th day of June 2019 to 4:00 p.m. on the 15th day of June 2019 to be Relay For Life: Colors of Cancer 2019 day;


And be it further resolved that, all public officials, employees and all the citizens of Warren County show our support by wearing purple clothing and/or accessories on Purple Out Day, and by adorning purple bows and ribbons on buildings and cars in an effort to promote the mindset of thinking Survivor and to support our fellow community members. Wear it proud and loud!


ADOPTED, this 8th day of May 2019.





Benjamin Kafferlin



Cindy Morrison

Attest:                                                                   Vice Chair



Pamela J. Matve                                                    Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                                           Secretary