September 29, 2005

Community Crusade Raises Over $6,200 To Fight Cancer

Scotland County residents raised more than $6,200 for the American Cancer Society through the Community Crusade, a door-to-door fund-raising campaign held this summer. All of the proceeds from the campaign support the American Cancer Societys research, education, advocacy, and patient service programs.

Community council chairperson Arleta Dye and Community Crusade co-chairs Maxine Cook and Dorothy Harvey initiated the campaign for Scotland County. Maxine Cook and Dorothy Harvey have been co-chairs of this event for many years, said Brenda Carlin Income Development Specialist with the American Cancer Society, they are now ready to step aside and mentor a new chair and co-chair. If you are interested in becoming involved with the American Cancer Societys Scotland County Community Crusade, please contact Maxine Cook, Dorothy Harvey or your local staff person, Brenda Carlin at 1-800-684-2733.

The American Cancer Society has invested over $2.5 billion in cancer research since our research program began in 1946, said Brenda Carlin. Events like the Scotland County Community Crusade help fund this research, and ultimately, bring us closer to a cure for cancer.

If you would like more information on the American Cancer Society programs and services, call Brenda Carlin at 800-684-2733.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, advocacy and service.

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