Fight Cancer One Quarter at a Time
The American Cancer Society is asking people in Eastern North Carolina what they would do with an extra hour in a day. Work more? Sleep more? Play more? What about save a life?
With time becoming a more valuable commodity each day, the idea is that if people had an extra hour in the day, would they be willing to get involved in the fight against cancer? To make the answer a little easier, the American Cancer Society's thought is that everyone can get involved as simply as each person in each community donating 25 cents to the Relay For Life in their community.
"We realize that it seems as though there's just not enough time in the day to accomplish everything we want to do and some of the things we plan on doing get put off until later," said Nadelle Golden. "By helping change the 25th hour, people can get involved in a quick, inexpensive, yet lifesaving event in the fight against cancer."
Relay For Life is a unique fundraising event that allows participants from all walks of life -- including patients, medical support staff, corporations, civic organizations, churches and community volunteers -- to join together in the fight against cancer. Relay For Life is a team event where participants walk around a track relay style overnight.
Funds raised through this activity will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life and will enable the American Cancer Society to support local services and resources for cancer patients and their families. Funds also support critical cancer research and community education programs designed to teach people how to reduce their risk of developing cancer.
To find collection points, drop-off destinations or information on mail-in options, visit www.relayforlife.org/moorenc
For more information about the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life or about cancer, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit the Web site www.cancer.org.
To find a Relay For Life locally, log onto www.ncrelayforlife.org.
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