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Roane County’s Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society strives to give everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Teams may register for the April 29-30 event by visiting RelayForLife.org/roane or by calling 558-4045.
Former and present cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, faith-based and civic organizations, and anyone who wants to make a difference in the fight against cancer is encouraged to participate in this team event.
Relay for Life is a chance for one community to come together for one cause on one night. The Roane County relay will be from 6 p.m. April 29 to 8 a.m. April 30 on the main campus of Roane State Community College.
Those interested in joining the fight against cancer are also encouraged to attend March’s team rally.
The rally will begin at 5:30 p.m. March 15 in Room O-201 at Roane State.
Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening.
Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during the event.
Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and faith-based groups all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer.
As a global grassroots force of more than 3 million volunteers, the group fights for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.
It works to save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.
The American Cancer Society contributes about $3.4 billion to research, making it one of the nation’s largest nongovernmental investors in the area.
As a result, about 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.
Call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org for more details.