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Relay For Life to take place June 9

Published: June 2, 2011 5:50 AM

ZANESVILLE — The 2011 Muskingum County Relay for Life Survivors Dinner will take place Thursday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Zanesville High School Cafetorium and the Opening Lap is scheduled for June 11 at 3 p.m. at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds

 

A special evening, Celebrating Birthdays, will honor and celebrate all Muskingum County cancer survivors with a free dinner, entertainment, speakers, door prize and a Relay For Life T-shirt on June 9 at the Zanesville High School. Special thanks to Emeritus North Hills, Sidwell Materials and Drennen GM Superstore in Zanesville for sponsoring the dinner.

If you are a cancer survivor and would like to attend the Survivors Dinner, call your American Cancer Society at 1-888-227-6446 to make reservations for you and one guest. Space is limited so call today.

On Saturday, June 11 at 3 p.m. all survivors are invited to the Muskingum County Fairgrounds to kick off the Muskingum County Relay For Life by walking in a special Survivors Lap, a moving experience honoring those who have defeated cancer. Survivors will join together to take Relay's opening lap, unified in victory and hope, while the rest of the event's participants surround the track to cheer them on

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Immediately following the lap, all survivors are invited to attend a celebration reception in their honor  — food, beverages and surprises are planned.  

Relay For Life is a unique grassroots fundraising event in which individuals and teams of participants in nearly 5,100 communities nationwide walk around a track overnight to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved one lost, and commit to fight back against the disease. The money raised through Relay For Life supports the American Cancer Society's efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. 

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. They save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by 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. 

As the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more or to get help, call them anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

 


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