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Relay for Life set for Aug. 4

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Luminaria Ceremony in honor of a loved ones

Relay For Life is an overnight event increasing cancer awareness while raising much-needed funds for the American Cancer Society's local patient services and programs, advocacy, community education and cancer research.

Teams composed of as many as 15 people from local companies, clubs, neighborhoods and families raise funds prior to the event. At the Relay, team members take turns walking around the park, relay-style. Participants camp out, enjoy music, entertainment and food while building team spirit to help in the fight against cancer.

WHAT: A Luminaria Ceremony for cancer survivors (anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer) and in memory of those who have lost their battle with cancer will be held at the Relay For Life of Cherokee. Bags filled with candles will be placed around Koser/Spring Lake Park, while cancer survivors, illuminated by hundreds of candles, walk or jog a lap.

WHEN: Aug. 4 at dusk

WHERE: Koser/Spring Lake Park

HIGHLIGHTS:

Relay For Life empowers the community to take part in the fight against cancer while honoring survivors and remembering friends and loved ones lost to the disease.

For a $10 donation, a luminaria will be created to honor a loved one touched by cancer. Call Myla Stoneking at 225-6108 for more information about Cherokee's Luminaria Ceremony or about Relay For Life.

The funds raised during Relay For Life will support cancer research, education and patient services as part of the life-saving mission of the American Cancer Society.

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.



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