January 22, 2009

Tague to Serve as Local Chairperson for American Cancer Society Relay For Life

The Scotland County Relay for Life Committee turned to a familiar face to fills its vacancy for a chairperson. On January 5th Brenda Carlin, Community Manager with the American Cancer Society announced Diane Tague as the 2009 Scotland County Relay For Life Chairperson.

“Diane has been a part of Relay For Life for many years and was one of the first people in Scotland County to bring Relay For Life to the community,” said Carlin. “Diane’s years of experience will take our event to the next level and will bring HOPE to cancer patients” said Carlin.

Scotland County walkers will go around the clock to fight cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Scotland County. This celebration of life brings the numerous groups and individuals concerned about cancer together in an effort to fight back.

Teams of 8-15 members will gather on the town square for an overnight event to join the fight against cancer from 6:00 p.m. on June 12, 2009 until 6:00 a.m. on June 13, 2009.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people every year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and empower individuals and communities to fight back against a disease that takes so much.

“Relay For Life is as much an awareness raiser about the progress against cancer as it is a fundraiser,” said Brenda Carlin, American Cancer Society Community Manager. “Many of the participants will be people who have dealt with cancer themselves. Their involvement is proof of the progress that has been made in improving cancer survival rates and the quality of life following cancer treatment.”

“The funds raised will enable us to continue our investment in the fight against cancer through educational programs, research, advocacy, and services to patients,” said Carlin.

Information about how to form a team or become involved in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life is available at www.RelayForLife.org or by calling the local Society office at 800-684-2733 or you can contact Diane Tague at 660-216-5083 or 660-282-3486. For more information about 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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