The American Cancer Society Relay For Life® is moving forward with event plans in Macon County – walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference are coming together to organize and recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, seek refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2013 event.
The next volunteer committee and team captain's meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Flywheel Kitchen on the Macon County Fairgrounds. The meeting will begin the planning process for the Relay For Life of Macon County event, which supports the American Cancer Society's mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against the disease.
Those interested in volunteering to help with the Relay For Life including team formation, should attend this important meeting as the planning process gets underway. "Relay For Life is all about our community uniting with the American Cancer Society and supporting its efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays," said Modeste Ewing, Publicity Chair. "Volunteers and participants who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event are making a commitment to let Macon know cancer can be defeated. We want to work together to help find a cure."
If you would like to join the Relay For Life in Macon County as a volunteer or team participant, call the Brenda Carlin with the American Cancer Society at 573-221-1795 or visit RelayForLife.org/maconmo.
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 three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.