2013-11-14 / Local & State

Cancer Society’s 2014 Relay For Life Plans Under Way

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Plans for the American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Fulton County 2014 have started. The community is invited to the first committee meeting on Tuesday, November 26, 7 p.m., at Fulton County Medical Center – Pearl Room on the second floor of the patient services building.

As participants gather this year to register teams and launch fundraising efforts, they’ll be helping the ACS redouble its efforts to make this cancer’s last century – not just for members of the Fulton County community, but around the world.

As the world’s largest grassroots fundraising program, the Relay For Life movement mobilizes friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, service organizations and faith- based groups in communities throughout the country, to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide everyone an opportunity to fight back against the disease.

The kickoff meeting marks the first meeting of the year for the 2014 Relay For Life of Fulton County. All past, current and interested potential team and committee members are encouraged to attend! For more information about the meeting or the event just call the American Cancer Society at 717-264-6266 or e-mail connie. woodruff@cancer.org for additional information.

The society’s 100th birthday year is an excellent time to get involved in the Relay For Life of Fulton County as a volunteer, team captain or participant, and make a difference this century in the fight against cancer. The November 26 kickoff meeting at Fulton County Medical Center will allow you to be part of the 2014 planning from the very beginning.

The ACS is a global grassroots force of more than 3 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the ACS’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent de- cline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks to our progress, nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As the society marks its 100th birthday in 2013, it is determined to finish the fight against cancer. The ACS is finding cures as the nation’s largest private, notfor profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality healthcare, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more.

For more information, to get help or to join the fight, call the ACS anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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