Clark County Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Relay For Life

Clark County Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Relay For Life
Kick off Celebration to be Held Tuesday February 9, 2010

(Kahoka, Missouri) — Calling all teams, calling all teams! You’re invited to a kick off celebration on Tuesday February 9, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Senior Center in Kahoka Missouri. This year we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Clark County. Over the course of last nine years, the Relay For Life of Clark County has raised over 270,000.00 to help in the fight against cancer, while involving countless participants and survivors!
“I feel honored to be a part of this uplifting event,” said Paula Fox. “I have made a personal commitment both to create awareness about the progress against cancer and help raise the funds necessary to continue the fight against the disease.”
To RSVP to this kick-off, please contact event chairperson Paula Fox at 660-727-3344 or your American Cancer Society staff partner Brenda Carlin at 800-684-2733 brenda.carlin@cancer.org . “We would like everyone who has been involved with Relay For Life in the past 9 years to come together for our 10th year celebration,” said Fox.
Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life first started in May 1985, when Dr. Gordy Klatt took the first step of this 24-hour walk around the track in Tacoma, Wash., raising $27,000 to support the American Cancer Society. For more information on how you can get involved in Relay visit RelayForLife.org or call 1-800-227-2345.
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. We 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; 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.