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Cherokee to host 'Relay For Life' August 7-8

Monday, July 27, 2009

The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life in Cherokee is an overnight community celebration where groups of friends, families, neighbors and co-workers form teams to walk or run around Koser Spring Lake Park, to raise spirits, awareness and funds to fight cancer through American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy and patient and family services.

Relay For Life will be held in Cherokee County on Friday and Saturday, August 7-8 beginning at 5 p.m. Friday with a free-will offering supper. Relay For Life participants gather to celebrate the lives of those who have had cancer, remember those lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.

Cancer survivors from the Cherokee County area are invited to walk the first lap of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life to celebrate their victory over cancer. The event and Survivors Lap will be held at Koser Spring Lake Park. There is no cost to participate. Cancer survivors can call Veldene Lindell at 225-3766 to register. Families are encouraged to attend.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony remembers those lost to cancer and honors cancer survivors in Cherokee County. Individuals or companies can make contributions and light a luminaria at the event. Each dedicated luminaria will be displayed at the Relay For Life event held at Koser Spring Lake Park. Luminaria contributions can be made by calling Myla Stoneking at 225-6108.

For more information about Relay For Life or to make a pledge to fight back, visit www.RelayForLife.org.

Having cancer is hard. Finding help shouldn't be. As a nationwide organization, the American Cancer Society helps everyone facing the disease, when and where they need assistance. Dollars raised through Relay For Life are providing hope to people in the community. For cancer information, day-to-day help, or emotional support, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

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, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.



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