Above: Farm Bureau Insurance’s 2008 Relay For Life Team, the “Spooky Witches”
Purple Reign: Farm Bureau Insurance Takes First Place At Relay For Life THREE Years Straight
For the third year in a row, Farm Bureau Insurance’s Home Office Relay For Life team raised more money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life marathon than any other Pocatello area team.
Farm Bureau’s first place team raised $8500 this year, almost $2000 more than the second place team. A total of 105 teams participated in this year’s overnight walk at ISU’s Davis field on July 11-12.
The money, donated by Farm Bureau Insurance employees, was raised by a variety of team-sponsored events including a raffle, potato bar lunch, jeans day, a used media sale, and sales of a cookbook containing employee recipes.
Farm Bureau Insurance’s team included Denise Baune, Ron Baune, Michelle Coffin, Cara Dyer, Kimmie Flores, Dana Haskett, Tina Nelson, Bonnie Nipper, Misty Ranere, Susan Wells, Melinda Johnson (team co-captain), and Brenda Swindle (team captain).
The Relay For Life, known for its purple ribbons and “Power of Purple” slogan, celebrates cancer survivorship and raises money for research and programs of the American Cancer Society.