Dogs and Cars Get Washed For A GWTC Cause


Gulf Wind’s 2007 American Cancer Society Relay For Life team spent the day Saturday hosing down and scrubbing an array of canine characters and vehicles in a fun-filled fund raiser for the upcoming May 11-12 Relay For Life.

Gulf Winds has entered a team in the annual American Cancer Society signature event for nearly 10 years in a row – an effort driven by the impact that cancer has had on the lives of many club members during that time. This year, GWTC’s Relay Captain, Fran McLean, recruited team members Heather Bochnia, Lisa Cox, Gary Griffin, Peg Griffin and Linda Johnson, and promoted the highly successful event which raised over $800 for the American Cancer Society. This year, the team added a “dog wash” to the mix, and, indeed, the dogs did steal the show! The Griffin yard looked more like the proverbial “dog park” at times as the canines kept us entertained with their playful antics.

We thank all of you who came by and contributed to the team’s efforts this weekend. We’re not going to mention any names, but the finish and post-race awards area at the recent Palace 5K looked better than some of the car exteriors that we washed. That’s OK, though – pollen and bug-covered cars gave team members a chance to showcase their washing skills, as well as their commitment to this worthy cause. Many thanks.