City of Athens Relay for Life Team

City of Athens Relay for Life Logo
The City of Athens traditionally has a Relay for Life Team to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society and to support local cancer patients with medical-related travel expenses, wigs, scarves and support groups. Based on available records, the City of Athens Relay for Life Team has raised over $162,000 for the American Cancer Society since 1999. 

Reveal The Teal

Angie Norwood with Mildred's Angels and Mayor Ronnie Marks proclaim September as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month in Athens. Support awareness by wearing your teal for Teal Tuesdays this month. Learn more at American Cancer Society
Angie Norwood with Mayor Marks proclaiming September as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Upcoming Fundraisers and Events

City of Athens Relay for Life Events and Fundraisers
  • Hope. Fight. Relay. purple garden flags, $15. Call 256-233-8730.
  • Relay for Life stained glass sun catchers in the shape of a purple ribbon, made by High Cotton Arts artist Denise Maurer, $20. Call 256-233-8730.
  • City of Athens Christmas ornaments, $10. Call 256-233-8730.
  • Stay tuned for our 2019-2020 Relay for Life shirts
  • Limestone Cattlemen's Steak Sandwich Lunch Spring 2020
  • Bass Fishing Tournament Spring 2020
  • Dan Williams Memorial Blood Drive May 2020

City of Athens Relay for Life Team Fights Back and Supports Community

  • We recycle cellphones for money that goes to the American Cancer Society. Drop off your unused cellphones at City Hall for Chanel Taylor or Holly Hollman.   
  • We recycle cola tabs for Ronald McDonald House at St. Jude. Bring your cola tabs in a Ziplock bag to City Hall for Kim Glaze or Holly Hollman.
  • We support various cancer awareness months by wearing our awareness colors and sharing information. Those that hold a special place in our hearts include Gynecologic Cancer and Childhood Cancer Awareness both in September, Breast Cancer Awareness in October, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness in November, and Colon Cancer Awareness in March.
  • We support events for survivors and those currently battling cancer.
  • We host an annual blood drive in May in honor of the late Rep. Dan Williams, a former mayor of Athens who died from leukemia.
first place 2015
  1. Fundraise
The City of Athens Relay for Life Team conducts various fundraisers throughout the year. The fundraisers include a Celebrity Waiters Night, Bass Fishing Tournament, T-shirt sales, and more. Through the community's support of these efforts, the team raised $16,165 during the 2015-16 campaign year.
Aerial view of people forming a ribbon shape in a field
  1. Educate

The City of Athens Relay for Life Team promotes education about treatments, research and prevention. The website http://www.cancer.org/ provides the latest information from the American Cancer Society.

City of Athens Relay Team 2017
  1. Celebrate
We refuse to let cancer have the last word. Each year, the City Team celebrates victories won at the annual Relay for Life of Limestone County event, traditionally held in May. We cheer those participating in the Survivors Walk, encourage those still battling cancer, and thank those who are supporting our fundraising efforts.

If you are interested in honoring a loved one or supporting our team, please email Team Captain Holly Hollman at hhollman@athensal.us