February 8, 2007

Kick-Off Meeting for Relay For Life Set for February 20th

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Scotland County committee is hosting a community kick-off meeting on February 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Scotland County Fitness Center to share with residents the importance of Relay For Life in saving lives from cancer.

Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society. It is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones, and raise money for the fight against cancer.

“Relay For Life raises awareness about the progress against cancer while also raising funds to fight the disease,” said Brenda Carlin, Community Manager for the American Cancer Society. “Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, have made a commitment to fight back against cancer and let the community know that cancer can be beat.”

Teams of eight and 15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation. Relay For Life unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches…people from all walks of life. Teams raise funds prior to the Relay, all with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer.

Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend their support in any way.

For more information on the February 20th meeting, or to volunteer on the Relay For Life committee, please contact Beverly Moore at 66-465-7077 or Leslie Troutman at 660-465-2253.

For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society’s 24-hour help line at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

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, education, advocacy, and service.

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