Hundreds to Participate in 2017 Relay for Life of Pickens County
This Saturday, May 20th at Lee Newton Memorial Park

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Hundreds to Participate in 2017 Relay for Life of Pickens County






5/17/2017 ~ by Lee Wright, Division Communications Manager American Cancer Society

Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community members will unite next Saturday (May 20) for the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Pickens County in an effort to free the world of the pain and suffering of cancer. The event is scheduled for next Saturday at Lee Newton Memorial Park.

Activities start at 2 p.m. with the Opening Ceremony. Other events throughout the evening include the Survivorís Lap, the Caregiverís Lap and the Luminaria Ceremony. During the Relay for Life events, members of each team take turns walking or running around the track or path. Numerous teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement is the worldís largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, the American Cancer Society celebrates people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and take action for lifesaving change.

Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, educate people about how to reduce their risk for cancer or detect it early when itís the easiest to treat, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations.

In the United States alone, there are more than 3,500 Relay for Life events with approximately 2.7 million participants. Last year, Relay for Life events in the United States raised over 279 million dollars.

For more information about next Saturdayís American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Pickens County, contact Joseph Walraven at 912-355-1378 or at joseph.walraven@cancer.org.


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