Relay seeks cancer cure
Published 10:17 am Thursday, July 14, 2016
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement fights for a cancer-free world. Join more than four million participants in more than 5,000 communities nationwide to finish the fight against cancer.
The Relay For Life movement empowers those affected by cancer to help finish the fight. Since the first event in Tacoma, Washington in 1985, Relay For Life events have united families, classmates, coworkers, teammates, and friends to make a difference in the fight against cancer. Today, the Relay For Life movement is present in more than 20 countries, and supports American Cancer Society programs and research.
One in three people living in the United States will hear the words, “you have cancer,” in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement fights to ensure no one has to hear those words again. Sign up for your local Relay For Life event today and help finish the fight!
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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life program is a team campout event to finish the fight against cancer. Teams of registered participants camp out at a park, school, fairground, and walk around a track or path. Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event can last up to 24 hours and empowers communities to take a stand against cancer.
During the event, teams are encouraged to fundraise at their campsites, creating a fun, family-friendly atmosphere for the community. Thoughtful ceremonies, including the Luminaria Ceremony, take place throughout the duration of the event to honor cancer survivors and caregivers, remember loved ones lost to the disease, and fight back against cancer. This truly unique experience enables communities to join together and make an impact. Help the American Cancer Society finish the fight by registering for your local event today.
In 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt, of Tacoma, Washington, ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. Today, his efforts live on in Relay For Life events across the globe, raising more than $4 billion to support American Cancer Society programs and research. Join this inspiring movement today and help finish the fight against cancer.
Lawrence County celebrated its 20-year anniversary with Relay For Life in 2016 and we are looking for volunteers with passion to help us plan an amazing event for 2017. If interested in helping out in the planning please contact LaChona Ferguson at 740-708-5186 or LaChona.Ferguson@cancer.org.
Join the Relay For Life movement and finish the fight against cancer. Your support enables the American Cancer Society to save lives by funding its lifesaving mission. Learn more by visiting relaylorlife.org or calling 1-800-227-2345.
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.