I love it when a town comes together! And that’s just what happened last night at Relay for Life of the Golden Strip, which was held in downtown Simpsonville.
My husband and I were fortunate to be a part of the Hucks Financial Team, where we sold hot dogs, chips, and drinks with all proceeds going to Relay for Life. Hucks Financial Services was just one of many local businesses and/or organizations that worked and donated to this great cause. In fact, for weeks prior to the event, our local businesses were “painting the town purple” as part of awareness and support for the cause. Kudos to Palmetto Bank for winning the Paint the Town Purple Award for 2015!
There were so many great things I got to witness last night–it would be impossible to catalog them all. What I really loved about this event was that it was all about the community coming together in support of a great cause: the fight against cancer. We had fun–we laughed, we cried, we ate, we danced, we sang…and we raised a lot of money (according to my Relay for Life app, about $30,000 BEFORE last night’s actual event–waiting on final totals still). And we did it together. That’s awesome.
This is community. This is our city. Our Simpsonville. One Simpsonville, united in the fight against cancer. I’m running for city council because I love this city, and I want it to be the best it can be. I want more of this, more intentional community development. It’s good for all of us.