February 16, 2012

Relay For Life Committee to Host Meeting on Monday February 20

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Scotland County committee is hosting a meeting on February 20, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at Paynes Funeral Chapel to share with residents the importance of Relay For Life in the fight against cancer.

If you are interested in being on the committee or forming a team, please attend this meeting for more information.

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 empower others to fight back against a disease that takes too much.

"The American Cancer Society Relay For Life raises awareness about the progress against cancer while also raising funds to fight the disease," said Diane Tague, 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 8 to 15 members (or more) 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 seek sponsorship 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 if you would like to volunteer on the Relay For Life committee, please contact Diane Tague at 660-216-5083 or your American Cancer Society staff partner Brenda Carlin at 573-221-1795 brenda.carlin@cancer.org

For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society's 24-hour help line at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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