Relay for Life Moves to SCC June 18
The American Cancer Society is calling on anyone who has been affected by cancer to join Relay For Life of Moore County.
That includes those who would like to honor cancer survivors, those living with cancer, caregivers for those with cancer or those who wish to pay tribute to someone who has lost their battle with cancer.
This 24-hour annual event will be held at Sandhills Community College. Beginning at 6 p.m. June 18 with an opening ceremony, participants will camp near the paved track behind Little Hall.
They will enjoy barbecue and entertainment while taking turns walking around the track relay-style to raise money for the American Cancer Society. One of the highlights of this overnight community event is the lighting of hundreds of luminarias around the track as cancer survivors and family and friends of those who lost their battle with cancer are honored.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, and through research, education, advocacy and service.
Beginning in 1985, with one man walking, Dr. Gordy Klatt raised $27,000. Since that time, Relay For Life has grown across the country and is held in more than 4,800 communities.
Relay For Life represents hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated, organizers said in a news release. Those touched by cancer and want to put an end to the disease are invited to join the event.
To sign up for or take part in Relay For Life of Moore County, visit the website at www.relay forlife.org/moore or call Tara Hinton at (910) 849-5998 for more information.
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