Just as the effects of a challenging economy are felt by families in every community, cancer, too, has a far-reaching impact. There are still many people battling a cancer diagnosis and many others who are lending support alongside loved ones every day.
These realities make the dollars donated and volunteer hours devoted to the American Cancer Society critically important.
Local volunteers are a huge part of a nationwide effort to save lives from cancer, but additional people are needed for the progress to continue. Plans are under way for the Society's annual fundraiser, Relay For Life®, which will be held at Delta High School on July 25 and 26. The money raised at Relay enables the American Cancer Society to deliver on its mission of helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures and fighting back against the disease.
Relay provides the American Cancer Society with money to support vital, cutting-edge cancer research; provides cancer patients with free wigs, transportation to treatment, etc.; publishes lifesaving literature on cancer prevention, detection and tobacco control; and develops a new generation of medicines that help those battling cancer.
There is still time for individuals, families, community groups, corporations and small businesses to commit their Relay For Life team participation. Join this event to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember those lost, fight back against the disease, and help the American Cancer Society realize its vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. The next team captain's meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in the conference room in the Delta County Memorial Hospital Oncology Center.
To sign up, participate or learn how you may volunteer, call event chair Angela Schwarz at 250-4728 or visit DeltaRelayForLife.org.blog comments powered by Disqus