January 26, 2006

Relay For Life Kickoff To Be Held Feb. 15th

Scotland County residents are invited to kick off the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Scotland County. The kickoff will be held Wednesday, February 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Scotland County Fitness Center, Community Room. RSVPs should be to Beverly Moore at 660-465-2253 or Leslie Troutman at 660-465-7191.

This kickoff celebration is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the Relay For Life and how to get involved. Relay For Life is a community event that honors cancer survivors, current cancer patients, and caregivers. Relay also pays tribute to those who have lost their battle with cancer.

The Relay For Life of Scotland County is June 16-17, on the town square in downtown Memphis.

The Relay For Life kickoff rally is an opportunity for all Scotland County residents to come together to kick off the Relay For Life of Scotland County and learn more about the event and how to get involved. Anyone is welcome!

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp-out, barbecue, dance, and take turns walking around a track relay-style to raise funds to fight cancer. At nightfall, participants will light hundreds of luminaries around the track in a moving ceremony to honor cancer survivors, as well as friends and family members lost to the disease.

For more information about the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

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