January 19, 2012

Relay for Life to Host Annual Kick-Off Meeting

(Memphis, MO) - The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Scotland County is looking for volunteers and teams for the 2012 Relay For Life of Scotland County. They are hosting a kick-off meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday January 29, 2012 at Payne's Funeral Chapel to share with residents the importance of Relay For Life in the fight against cancer.

Relay For Life 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 Diane Tague, 2012 Event Chairperson. "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 all sizes gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in Relay For Life, 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 seek sponsorships prior to the Relay, all with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer.

Volunteers are needed for Survivor recognition and recruitment, Luminaria, to help recruit teams, seek community support, plan entertainment and lend their support in any way.

If you would like to reserve a seat for the kick-off meeting on Sunday January 29th, volunteer on the Relay For Life committee or serve as a team captain, contact Diane Tague at 660-216-5083 or your American Cancer Society Staff Partner Brenda Carlin brenda.carlin@cancer.org or 573-221-1795. For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society's 24-hour help line at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

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