Volunteers needed for 2017 Relay for Life

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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 2017.

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. 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.

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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 relayforlife.org or call LaChona Ferguson at 740-708-5186 or email LaChona.Ferguson@cancer.org.



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.