The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Cherokee takes place Aug. 4 and 5 at Spring Lake Park. Teams can be registered by calling Betty Resch at 225-5436. This celebration of life brings the community together in a unified effort to fight cancer.
Former and current cancer patients, their families, businesses, civic organizations, and the public are invited to take part in this family-oriented team event. Participants enjoy the camaraderie of a team and also raise funds to support the activities of the American Cancer Society. 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.
"Relay For Life brings the progress against cancer to the forefront," said Jodi Schlichting, publicity 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 in the quality of life following cancer treatment.
"The funds raised enable us to continue our investment in the fight against cancer through research, education, advocacy, and patient services. Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors, the money raised by participants goes directly to the American Cancer Society's lifesaving programs."
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 anytime, call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.