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Roane County Relay for Life will honor area cancer survivors this weekend with a reception on the main campus of Roane State Community College.
Cancer survivors and a guest are welcome to attend the reception at 1 p.m. April 10 in Room O-105 at Roane State. During the reception, they will receive tickets to the Roane State Playmakers’ 2 p.m. production of “The Diviners.”
Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Kathy Parks at 354-3366 by April 7.
A special Survivor Ceremony will kick off the 2011 Roane County Relay for Life at 5 p.m. April 29.
The ceremony will include The Survivors Lap that honors those who have defeated cancer.
Survivors will join together to take Relay’s opening lap, unified in victory and hope, while the rest of the event’s participants surround the track to cheer them on.
Relay For Life is a unique grassroots fundraising event in which individuals and teams of participants in nearly 5,100 communities nationwide walk around a track overnight to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost, and commit to fight back against the disease.
The money raised through Relay For Life supports the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer.
Cancer survivors and caregivers who would like to take part in the Relay For Life of Roane County are encouraged to call the American Cancer Society at 558-4045 or visit www.RelayForLife.org/roane.