2009-10-29 / Local & State

American Cancer Society Holds Meeting

Relay For Life VIP meeting November 2
By Carol Singel

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life held a meeting at the American legion in Mc- Connellsburg October 12 at 7:00 p.m. There were 10 people present. Carol Singel and Michelle Seburn attended the Relay for Life University in Lancaster on October 9 and 10. The theme was “Celebrating a World With More Birthdays.” The less cancer there is the more birthdays there will be. Every year millions of people are helped to take steps to prevent cancer. The American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back against the disease. Each person who takes part in Relay helps raise much-needed funds and awareness that help the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with more birthdays and where cancer can never claim another year of anyone’s life. Relay is a community gathering and celebration where everyone is welcome to participate. Businesses, clubs, friends, families, hospitals, places of worship, schools and service club organizations come together to form teams all for a common goal. Everyone is welcome.

There will be a VIP meeting at 7:00 p.m. November 2 at the American Legion in Mc- Connellsburg to thank past Relay teams for all of their support, for new Relay teams to help them get started and answer any questions they might have, to honor cancer survivors and for anyone else who would like to come out and see what it’s all about. Light refreshments will be served.

Upcoming dates to remember are February 21, 2010, for the Relay Kickoff at the American Legion in McConnellsburg. Everyone is encouraged to come out and share ideas and make plans for next year’s Relay For Life event that is scheduled for May 21 and 22, 2010 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds.

The next committee meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. November 16 at the American Legion. All team captains, committee members, cancer survivors and anyone else wishing to get involved are welcome.

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