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Brownwood senior centers hold 3rd annual Rock-a-Thon fundraiser

By Betty Nguyen, bnguyen@ktxs.com
Published On: Apr 16 2014 07:06:01 PM CDT
BROWNWOOD, Texas -

Brownwood senior centers held a rocking chair marathon on Wednesday to raise money for Relay for Life.

The event, which was open to the public, took place at the Chatfield Assisted Living facility from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

As part of the 3rd annual "Relay for Life Rock-a-Thon", people enjoyed live music, hamburgers and desserts as well as rocking in chairs.

For a minimum $5 donation, the public got to rock for 15 minutes, or they got one of the senior residents to do it.

"They get a big kick out of it, but they also know that they're contributing to something for a really good cause," said Jodie Armstrong, with CARE Nursing & Rehabilitation. "Not only is this for a good cause to raise money, but it brings joy also to just see the residents from each of the facilities."

CARE Nursing & Rehabilitation, Oak Ridge Manor and the Chatfield teamed up to raise money and will divide the money they collected between the individual teams.

The event also brought joy to the residents. 

"This is all great," said Veneta Nolen, a cancer survivor and Oak Ridge Manor resident. "Anything that will promote cancer research or increase the growth of cancer survivors is great."

If you would like to make a donation, you can do so at any of the senior centers. For more information contact Armstrong at (325) 642-0363.