Berea Ky, Richmond Ky, Madison County Ky

By
Real Estate Agent with Nola Newman Realty

          

Madison County Kentucky

American Cancer Society's

Relay for Life

June 11 - 12 6pm to 6am

at the new

B. Michael Caudill Middle School Track

Richmond Kentucky

 

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents our hope that those lost to cancer will not be forgotten, that those who are battling cancer will be supported and that one day cancer will be eliminated. Relay For Life is a fun, overnight team event that raises awareness of cancer in the community and raises much needed funds to fight cancer. During Relay For Life, teams of friends, neighbors, families and co-workers commit to keeping at least one member walking the track at all times because cancer never sleeps. Ten or more friends, co-workers, or family members come together to form a Relay team. Each team submits a registration fee and each member raises at least $100 (but most raise more than that!) to support the American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy and patient service programs. As Relay begins, teams pitch tents, decorate their campsite, set out food, games and sleeping bags they will need throughout the event. Then, cancer survivors from the community join together in the inspirational Survivor's Victory Lap that officially begins our annual Relay For Life. For many, the experience of gathering together with other survivors is powerful and moving. Everyone is invited to join during this celebration. When the sun goes down hundreds of luminaria candles light the way under the stars, and a moment of silence falls during the Ceremony of Hope. It is one of the most special and moving events of the entire Relay. Everyone gathers round to pay tribute and remember those lost to cancer, support those fighting cancer and rejoice with those who have fought the disease and won. Luminaria are available for a contribution to the American Cancer Society. This ceremony of light symbolizes the hope and perseverance with which we all continue to fight. Throughout the evening and the next day, everyone enjoys entertainment, fun, and camaraderie. Long before walkers have completed their first lap, new friends have been made, old friends have been hugged and all hearts have been touched by the magic that is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Each community's Relay For Life is special, but its greater power lies in the synergy created from all the Relays taking place nationwide. Each year, more than 4,500 Relays are being planned by American Cancer Society volunteers across the country and the world. Fighting cancer is a team effort. The strength of people coming together

for a common cause is greater than the strength of one. There are many ways for you to choose from to get involved in Relay For Life: form a team, join the planning committee, be a sponsor or give your support with a contribution.

 

For more information call

Nola Newman 2010 Chairperson

859.200.5235

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