Volunteers needed for Relay for Life

Published 1:20 pm Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in Lawrence County to be a part of the Event Leadership Team for the planning of the annual Relay For Life event scheduled for the summer of 2016.

Community volunteers lead and organize each local event with the support of society staff. From assisting with planning the annual event to taking part the day-of, there are various volunteer opportunities for interested community members.

The Relay For Life program is a community-based event where teams and individuals set up at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path.

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Each team has at least one participant on the track at all times and participates in raising funds to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to finish the fight against cancer. Four million people participated in more than 6,000 events worldwide last year.

The Relay For Life movement is all about our community uniting to finish the fight against cancer. We rely on the support of volunteers to help make the Lawrence County event a success.

Lawrence County will celebrate its 20-year anniversary in 2016 and we would love to have as many people as possible involved with the planning to make it a huge celebration.

Please consider joining us in the planning to celebrate the survivors, remember those who lost and continue to support those still fighting for a world without cancer.

If you would like to join the Relay For Life of Lawrence County as a volunteer or team participant, contact LaChona Ferguson at 740-708-5186 or LaChona.Ferguson@cancer.org.


LaChona Ferguson is the community manager for the Relay For Life East Central Division of the American Cancer Society, Inc.