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Relay focuses on cancer fight

On June 10, more than 500 of Lawrence County residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Lawrence County to help save more lives from cancer. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight at Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.

Relay For Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2015.

Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding groundbreaking cancer research, supporting education and risk reduction efforts, and providing free information and critical services for people with cancer who need them.

In addition to the support of the community, Relay For Life of Lawrence County is also supported by many businesses and organizations.

The event’s 2016 sponsors include: Dynegy, Thermal Solutions, Food Fair, Emerson Network Power, Burger King and Interstate Batteries.

Take action this year and help make cancer a priority by participating or donating to the Relay For Life of Lawrence County.


LaChona Ferguson is the community manager for Relay for Life, East Central Division of the American Cancer Society. She can be reached at 740-708-5186.