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Cancer Survivors Invited to Attend Relay For Life Survivors’ Reception
(Kahoka, Missouri) — The American Cancer Society would like to extend an invitation to cancer survivors to a celebration reception. On Thursday June 11, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The American Cancer Society is hosting the Relay For Life of Clark County Cancer Survivors’ Reception.
The reception will take place at the Christian Church on Hwy 81 in Kahoka Missouri. Steve’s Family Dining will generously be offering a complimentary meal to each cancer survivor.
The Survivors’ Reception is a kick-off event hosted before the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, the organization’s signature activity. Relay offers everyone in a community the opportunity to fight back against cancer.
“We are very excited about this year’s Cancer Survivors’ Reception,” said Dixie Blum Reception Chairperson. “We are looking forward to paying tribute to the tremendous personal journey that cancer survivors have been on. Every survivor is invited, whether they were diagnosed yesterday or 30 years ago.” Relay allows communities to celebrate the lives of those who have survived their personal battle with cancer. For the newly diagnosed, Relay offers an opportunity to meet someone who has survived the same type of cancer. For the cancer patient in treatment, Relay provides an opportunity to share with others. For the long-term survivor, Relay brings a communities’ recognition of the struggle and closure to a trying time in their life.
“At Relay, and at the Survivors’ Reception, everyone understands the challenges that cancer survivors have overcome and there is peace of mind knowing that together we can face the challenges ahead,” said Blum. Invitations were mailed in mid May with an RSVP postcard for Survivors to return. It is not too late to turn your card in, or you may call Dixie Blum at 660-727-3809 to register for this event.
For more information about the American Cancer Society call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.