American Cancer Society wants you

Published 2:52 pm Wednesday, March 7, 2001

By By Annice Tyree-Barnhill
American Red Cross
Want to participate in the nation's largest fundraiser and help find a cure for cancer? Then call your friends and family, lace up your walking shoes and get ready for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life!
Join people from all walks of life on June 8 at Tom Byrne Park for an overnight team event to celebrate survivorship and raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's national signature event where participants walk, run, stroll and shuffle around a track during the community event. Relay For Life participants are encouraged to camp out around the track and take part in family fun activities when they aren't taking their turn on the track.
Team members just never know what to expect at Relay For Life. From creative and outrageous team themes and fully decorated campsites to food, family and fun, Relay For Life always inspires, entertains and motivates participants to continue the crusade against cancer.
On the fundraising front, teams from companies and organizations collect donations and win prizes for their efforts. To keep Relay night lively, games and activities – and surprises – are planned.
Relay For Life is not just about raising money, it's about raising awareness and bringing attention to this horrible disease. Many of the participants are cancer survivors themselves and they are living proof of the strides we have made in the fight against cancer.
The dollars raised at Relay For Life will allow the American Cancer Society to continue funding cancer research, develop new prevention and detection programs and continue providing its expansive patient support programs.
Register your team now and get involved in everyone's fight against the disease, which will strike one in two men and one in three women during their lifetime.
To register, call Judy Pylate, chairman of the Atmore Relay for Life, at 368-2106 or 368-6171.
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