Relay For Life is Friday; Stoner named ambassador
May 15, 2013 | 824 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Walkers will be hitting the roads at Fort Massac State Park, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, at the Massac County American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event. The Relay will end at 6 a.m. Saturday.

Participants will be helping the society mark a major milestone in the fight against cancer.

“On May 22, the American Cancer Society celebrates 100 years of saving lives from cancer and creating a world with more birthdays. It’s the progress we’ve made together — as a community, as volunteers, as survivors and as leaders — that has helped us reach this incredible milestone with tremendous success,” says Amanda King, spokesperson for Massac ACS Relay. “By lending your support to the Massac County Relay event this year, you’ll be lending your support to the Society’s efforts to finish the fight and bring an end to cancer as we know it.”

During Relay For Life events, participants camp out overnight at a local school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path.

Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.

Because cancer never sleeps, Relay events take place overnight, lasting 12 hours in length.

Survivor registration will begin at 5 p.m. All cancer survivors are welcome to come register at the event, receive a free T-shirt and take part in the activities.

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