Lucky Ladies' Pink Die coming to a yard near you

Monday, May 19, 2008
Lucky Ladies Janette Cathey, left, holding Sophie, and Martha Jane Locke, with Sadie, pose in front of their lucky, decorated pink die that will be rolling across yards for the next few weeks to raise funds for their Relay for Life team.

Be on the lookout for a large pink die adorned with two pink flamingoes and should it appear under a tree in your front yard consider yourself lucky. You've been chosen to participate in the final Relay for Life fund-raiser for the Lucky Ladies, a group of a dozen or so women who are now in their second year of taking part in the American Cancer Society's annual fund-raiser.

"We all play bunko together," explained Janette Cathey while noting the personal story that touched the group. "Alva Cavnar wanted to do a Relay group and after we formed a team her husband was diagnosed with cancer."

Bobby Cavnar lost his battle with cancer in September.

"We've all been touched by cancer," added Martha Jane Locke, who like Cavnar, is a teacher with the Marshall County School System.

The Lucky Ladies hope the pink die will receive lots of exposure over the next month and the note attached to it explains the team's goal. It is also suggested that a $10 donation be made to the American Cancer Society in order to have the die removed from your yard. You then get to designate the next "lucky" person to receive the delivery!

"If it goes well, we might do another," laughed Cathey.

The Marshall County Relay for Life is set for Friday, June 20, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Marshall County Expo center on Robin Hood Road. The 12-hour event will involve teams walking around the track and having fun, while raising much-needed funds to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment. There will also be special events to honor survivors and those who have lost their battle against cancer.

If you would like to have the Lucky Ladies deliver the pink die to your yard, please contact Martha Jane Locke at 359-5366 or Janette Cathey at 359-5010.