Councilor Jay Roberson partnered with The American Cancer Society to Honor the legacy of Maxine Parker
Jay Roberson, pro temp ore, Birmingham City Council, and the American Cancer Society hosted the Relay For Life at the Birmingham Crossplex— a special fundraising effort to fund cancer research and honor the legacy of the late Maxine Parker, former
Birmingham City Councilor.
They surpassed the goal of $50,000. The funds will go toward cancer research; patient and family support programs and other American Cancer Society
programs. More than 200 people were in attendance, and participated to raise money for
cancer research, and to honor the legacy of Maxine Parker. “I knew that we could reach this goal. The late Maxine Parker gave unselfishly all her life. Your participation and donation to this Relay For Life helped us honor her legacy,” said Roberson.
Relay For Life is an organized a community fundraising walk that takes place overnight. Community members create teams to raise money and participate in the walk. Food, games and other activities were provided.“We must all come together as a community to do what we can to help find a cure for cancer. I am honor to have served as chair for this great cause, “ said Roberson.
Maxine Parker died at age 69 on November 12, 2013. She was long time assistant to the President at Talladega College and served as Collegeville Neighborhood President. She was the representative of District 4 and President of the Birmingham City Council. Parker is survived by her son William Parker, who serves as the Birmingham City Council Representative of District 4.
To learn more, visit www.relayforlife.org