Moore County Relay for Life Seeks Teams
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Moore County is just around the corner.
This "celebration of life" brings the Moore County community together in a unified effort to fight cancer.
Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, civic organizations, and the public are invited to take part in this team event. Relay For Life takes place from 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, until 10 a.m. Sunday, May 17, at the Moore County Fairgrounds.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a family-oriented event at which 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 Jackie Tyson, event 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 improving the quality of life following treatment.
"The funds raised enable us to continue our investment in the fight against cancer through research, education, advocacy, and patient services," said Nadelle Golden. "Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors, 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 online from the American Cancer Society at www.RelayForLife.org/moorenc or by calling Eric Barto at (740) 375-3636.
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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