Community, businesses support cancer survivors

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On Saturday, April 13, Lancaster County Relay for Life held its annual Survivors Luncheon for cancer survivors and guests, an event that drew nearly 400 people.
Because this event is self-supporting and does not request funds from American Cancer Society, it relies on the graciousness of individuals and businesses who donate the resources to make it happen.
One would be hard-pressed to find a more giving place than Lancaster.
No matter the cause or the economic climate, our community members always seem to rise  to the challenge of raising money and/or giving their time.
There is one business in particular, though, that I would like to offer a very public thank you – Sonic Drive-In of Lancaster. For the past several years, Jeff Skipper, managing partner of Sonic, has graciously offered to provide a full meal, dessert and drinks for the luncheon.
Jeff not only orders and prepares all of the food at no cost to the event, but he also hires workers to come and help set up and serve the food on the day of and clean up afterward.
I cannot imagine the money that Sonic puts into this event, not to mention the cost of manpower and the time away from the restaurant itself. Jeff’s commitment to Lancaster County Relay for Life is highly commendable and the reflection of a true servant’s heart.
I would encourage everyone who has been touched by cancer in some way to patronize Sonic Drive-In to let Jeff and his team know how much it means that they are willing to honor cancer survivors in this way.

Paige Johnson
Survivor chairperson,
Lancaster County
Relay for Life