Relay for Life seeks volunteers

Published 10:25 am Thursday, August 13, 2015

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in Lawrence County to be a part of the annual Relay For Life event to be scheduled in 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.

A meeting will be scheduled soon for interested community members and information can be received by contacting LaChona Ferguson at 740.708.5186 or

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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. Each team seeks to have 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, and we rely on communities to help make the event in their community a success. Lawrence County will be celebrating their 20-year anniversary with Relay For Life in 2016 and we are looking to involve as many volunteers, businesses and survivors as possible.

If you would like to join us in the Relay For Life of Lawrence County as a volunteer, sponsor or team participant, visit us online at or call LaChona Ferguson at 740-708-5186 or email


LaChona Ferguson is the community manager for Relay For life East Central Division.