Volunteers needed for Relay

Published 10:01 am Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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

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The goal is for each team 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. We rely on the support of volunteers to help make the county event a success.

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.

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. during the past two decades, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates.

Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year.

We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. As the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, we’re finding cures and ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more.

For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, visit cancer.org or call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345.


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