Colts TE Dallas Clark Visits Culver, Ind. for Relay For Life® FundraiserINDIANAPOLIS – Located two and a half hours north of Indianapolis, Culver, Ind. is a town that may be unfamiliar to many Hoosiers. With a population just over 1,500, it is one of Indiana's smaller towns, but on Friday, April 17, it welcomed one of that state's biggest stars – Dallas Clark. The Colts 2008 second leading receiver took time away from his off-season training schedule to visit Culver and serve as a guest speaker for the opening ceremony of the town's annual Relay For Life® event, a signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society.* *
Clark's appearance, on behalf of Dairy Management Inc. and Fair Oaks Farms, proved to be a perfect tie-in with the theme of the 2009 event – "Living a Healthy Lifestyle." During his remarks at the Opening Ceremony, he emphasized the importance of eating healthy and exercising daily, a message that is also the platform of Dairy Management's partnership with the NFL.
While in Culver, Clark also took time to visit with numerous cancer survivors and participate in the opening laps of the Relay. With his help, the event, which was organized by high school students at Culver Academies and Culver Community Schools, raised more than $110,000 for the American Cancer Society.
"It was a privilege being a part of the Relay For Life® on Friday, said Clark.
"It was a great event, and all the people at Culver Academies pulled together to have a great time for an even better cause."
Ian Greenberg, a junior at Culver Academies was thrilled to have Clark's support at the event and believed his appearance significantly contributed to its success.
"Dallas helped Relay For Life® continue to spread cancer awareness by showing the Culver community that everyone is affected by the disease, said Greenberg.
"Everyone can make a difference in this world, and I would like to thank Dallas Clark for making a difference in our community, and in the world's fight to end cancer."
About Relay For Life®
Relay For Life® is the American Cancer Society's signature event that brings more than 3.5 million people from 4,900 communities across the country together each year.
Relay For Life® is a fun-filled, overnight event that empowers everyone to help fight cancer by raising money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society's lifesaving mission. Teams of people camp out at local high schools, parks, or fairgrounds and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Relay For Life® symbolizes the hope that people lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face the disease have support, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.