Relay for Life seeks cookbook recipes

COVINGTON -- The American Cancer Society of Newton County is collecting recipes for its second Relay for Life Cookbook, "Cooking for a Cure." The organization is asking any interested cooks to share their most delicious recipes for the book which is set to be available in February.

According to volunteer and cookbook coordinator Pam Moss, all types of recipes are needed.

"We're hoping to have 500 recipes to go in the cookbook this time," Moss said.

And making the cookbook especially meaningful, those submitting the recipes can give them special attributions.

"Recipes can be given in honor of a cancer survivor or in memory of someone they've lost to cancer," she said.

She said duplicate entries are not a problem.

"If they're exactly alike, we'll put both names on them," she said. "We have every effort to make sure we use (the recipe) from anyone who sends something in."

The books will sell for about $10 each and will be available from any Relay for Life team captain and at the annual Relay for Life event, April 23 and 24, at the Church at Covington.

The first book sold more than 3,000 copies and Moss said they only had three or four left.

"I had a lot of people tell me how useful it was and it was one of their favorites. A lot of people bought 10 or 16 books to give as gifts," she said, adding with a laugh, "Most are very usable recipes, but not low in calories or low in fat."

Entry deadline is Friday and can be made by mailing recipes to Pam Moss, 5163 Martin St., Covington, GA 30014; e-mailing pmossteach@yahoo.com; or go to their Web site at www.gandrpublishing.com and use the following: Username: NewtRFL2010; Password: relayforlife.

"We've had two of our committee members diagnosed with cancer during the month of November alone," Moss said. "The battle is now and it can strike anyone. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the American Cancer Society to fund research, education, and support those battling cancer now with special programs and outreach. Thanks for supporting our fight against cancer."