Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Morgan County is just around the corner. This "celebration of life" brings the Morgan County community together in a unified effort to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.
Former and current cancer patients and caretakers, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, civic organizations and the public are invited to take part in this exciting team event. Relay For Life takes place from 6 p.m. on June 21 until 6 a.m. on June 22 at the Versailles Downtown Square.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a family-oriented event where participants enjoy the camaraderie of a team and also raise funds to help eliminate cancer. Participants camp out at the Relay site, and when they are not taking their turn walking, they take part in fun activities and enjoy local entertainment.
The event helps communities celebrate those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. Teams from companies, churches, organizations, hospitals, and schools collect donations and can win individual and team prizes for their efforts.
"Relay For Life brings the progress against cancer to the forefront," said Bridget Sumner, event co-chair. "Many participants are our family, friends, and neighbors who have dealt with cancer themselves. Their involvement is proof of the progress that has been not only reducing death rates, but also in the quality of life following cancer treatment.”
"The funds raised enable us to continue our investment in the fight back against cancer through research, education, advocacy, and patient services," said Sumner. "Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors like Lake Regional Hospital, the money raised by participants goes directly to the American Cancer Society's lifesaving programs."
Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available from the American Cancer Society at 573-338-6798 or online at www.RelayForLife.org/morgancomo.
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
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