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ACS 'Relay For Life' kick-off rally is April 5th

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Volunteers, participants gather at Cherokee Middle School

On Tuesday, April 5th at 5:30pm, the American Cancer Society Relay For LifeŽ of Cherokee County will officially get under way as event volunteers and participants gather at the Cherokee Middle School for a kick-off rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year.

Come enjoy pizza and share ideas on how to raise funds for Cherokee County's fight against cancer. This also will be the first opportunity to register a team for the event to be held on August 5th at Koser Spring Lake Park in Cherokee.

WHEN -- Tuesday, April 5th at 5:30pm

WHERE -- Cherokee Middle School

The world's largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life, mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease.

The Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life -- all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society's vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Relay For Life began in 1985 with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, Relay For Life will take place in nearly 5,100 communities in the United States and 20 other countries and will raise funds to support the Society's mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back.

HOW -- To join a Relay For Life in your community, call 1-800-227-2345, or visit RelayForLife.org.

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