Local Relay For Life efforts to fight cancer continue
Special to the Citizen
This past May, walkers in Morgan County participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. This "celebration of life" brought together numerous groups as well as individuals concerned about cancer for a unified effort to fight back. Contributions will still be accepted throughout the summer in order to continue our fight against cancer with lifesaving research, advocacy, and programs and services. "People from all walks of life in this community, work hard each year to have a successful and fun Relay event," said Emma Holman, ACS Community Manager, "But cancer patients and survivors are counting on the work the Society does every day in every community. This is why it's so important that we continue to raise funds to support our Relay For Life. Since Relay ended on the early morning of May 3, we have received almost $12,000 in the mail from various teams and donors. To date, we have raised over $62,000 in Morgan County for the fight against cancer, and everyone involved should be so proud of themselves!” This year’s Relay For Life would have not been possible without the hard work of the committee members including: Beth Bradley, Debra Guinn, Pansy Paxson, Alicia Cottrell, Chip Lyness, Diane Bassett, Pamela Benford, Edna Gilbert, Linda Lockwood and Victoria Marlow.
Contributing to the Relay For Life of Morgan County is easy. Visit http://events.cancer.org/rflmorgga and make your contribution online or send a note to family, friends and co-workers encouraging them to support the Society or to increase their contribution. For additional information on how you can still donate or help raise money for the Relay For Life contact your local American Cancer Society staff partner, Emma Holman, at (706)549-4893.
Without the dedication of our local communities and the successful fundraising events they perform, the Society could not support local organizations that continue to provide valuable programs and services in the fight against cancer.