Salad social a summer success for Relay for Life of Northern DC

More than 30 people attended the first salad social Tuesday, sponsored by Team Rowley for the Relay for Life of Northern Dallas County.

relay 4 life logoTeam Rowley, in their ongoing effort to support the Relay for Life of Northern Dallas County, hosted a salad social Tuesday evening at the Rowley Masonic Community in Perry.

Gary Iles, Team Rowley spokesperson and co-chair of the Northern Dallas County Relay for Life, said the salad social event will help Relay for Life reach their goal of $25,000 for the year.

With seven or eight lavishly decorated and cleverly themed dining tables and a dizzying variety of salads to cool the summertime palate, the event welcomed more than 30 attendees. A silent auction and light entertainment followed the light supper.

Gary Iles
Gary Iles

Iles said he borrowed the idea of a salad social from friends in the Boone County Relay for Life in Ogden, where a single salad social has raised as much as $18,000. He said this year’s inaugural salad social was a success and will be repeated next summer.

Sponsored by the American cancer Society, Relay for Life raises about $5 billion annually for cancer research. The Relay for Life for Northern Dallas County will hold its annual fall relay event Saturday, Sept. 18 at Perry High School’s Dewey Field.

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