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RELAY FOR LIFE

A little over a year ago, one of our servers – Jennifer Powell – was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer at the age of 31. Since then, despite enduring chemotherapy and several painful surgeries, Jen has been tireless in raising funds to help find a cure for this disease. Earlier this year, her whole Logan’s family in Kannapolis decided to help her in her efforts by taking part in the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life” – a 24 hour walking event which is the culmination of a year-long fund raising drive. Logan’s was a late entrant (since we only learned about the event a couple of months earlier) but we scrambled to begin fund raising before the main event, with a Charity Car Wash in the parking lot and the following week a bake sale in the store. On the day of the Relay, we set up camp alongside the walking track and fired up the mobile grill, selling burgers and chicken sandwiches, the proceeds of which all went towards our fund raising efforts. Mr. Peanut came along to join in the festivities and to help crown the winner of the “Junior and Mister” relay event where the guys all dressed up as girls and walked a lap of the track. It was an amazing and touching day, hearing stories of survival and the fight to beat this terrible disease. Our team was tireless, joining in every mini event and walking till their feet were sore. Many stayed overnight to continue walking and the next morning, during the wrap-up ceremony, you could hear our Logan’s family cheering for miles when we were awarded “The Spirit of the Relay”, given as a tribute to the amount of effort we put in and the drive and passion we displayed throughout the event. So far we have raised almost $2,000 and we haven’t finished yet…….

Karen Case & Brynn Green | LSMs – Kannapolis 213.


    

 

Letter from Jen P.

Dear Peggy, I want to thank you and Logan’s so much for becoming so involved with the Relay for Life. As you know, I was diagnosed with cancer last April and this past year has been very hard to say the least. I was on chemo for 8 months, and underwent 4 surgeries as well as reconstruction. Through it all, I had the support of the Logan’s family. They have been there through the tears, the fears, the hopes, and disappointments. We are truly a family, and we have went through this fight together. I have worked at many restaurants over the 15 years that have worked in the industry, and there is not a restaurant like Logan’s out there. I feel blessed to be a part of this company. You will not find another group of caring, generous people to employ, and that goes from the dishwashers, to the servers, all the way to the managers. I believe that their support and friendships have been a major part of my strength. I could not have come so far without it. I especially want to thank you and corporate for all that you have done over this past year. From the picnic benefit, to the golf tournament, to the Relay, you have given back to me and I am so grateful. This relay means so much to me because my hope and ultimately my survival depend on finding a cure. Part of the proceeds that the Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society raises goes toward research for cures, as well as much needed programs to help support those going through this fight. I recently found out that the medicine I was on, wasn’t working and so I will be getting back on chemo. Unfortunately as long as there is no cure, this is my fate. I hope that there is a future without chemo, and without cancer. Your involvement is going towards making that dream come true. I hope other stores in your company follow our example to make a difference and unite in a campaign that means something to them. Again, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, for supporting me and supporting the fight against cancer.

Sincerely, Jen P | Logan’s 213