Join the Fight Against Cancer through Relay for Life

April 22, 2008

More than three million people in the United States have done it. They've joined the fight against cancer by participating in Relay for Life, the signature event of the American Cancer Society.

Last year, more than 4,580 communities nationwide participated in Relay for Life and raised more than $375 million, making the event the largest fund raiser in the U.S.

Relay for Life is an overnight fund-raising event filled with activities, fun and community spirit. All funds raised at Relay for Life support American Cancer Society programs designed to reduce cancer incidence and mortality through research, education, advocacy, and patient services.

The impact of cancer is clear. More than 10 million cancer survivors are living today. This year in the United States, an estimated 1.3 million people will be diagnosed with cancer. Additionally, more than 1,500 people will die of cancer each day.

On May 9th, the community will gather together as one group to help in the battle against cancer. At Greenbrook Park in Smithville, over 32 teams, volunteers, community leaders, and citizens will enjoy the annual Relay for Life event. This year marks the eleventh year to have a Relay for Life event. Plans are to have lots of entertainment and food available starting at 6:00 p.m. Planning for the Relay is a year round event and the organizers hope that you will enjoy what they have in store for you. Relay is the largest community event held in DeKalb County. Please join in for this special night and have lots of fun helping raise money. We are winning this fight; the finish line is closer than ever. Together, we are making a difference.

For more information about participating in Relay for Life, contact Ivadell Randolph or Casey Midgett.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

This year's Relay for Life Teams are as follows:

The DeKalb County Survivor Team
Liberty State Bank
DeKalb Community Bank
Regions Bank
DeKalb Community Hospital
Family Medical Center
The DeKalb County Sheriffs Department
Smithville First Assembly of God “Youth Against Cancer”
First Baptist Church “Youth Against Cancer”
Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church “Youth Against Cancer”
Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church
First United Methodist Church Smithville
Whorton Springs Baptist Church
The DeKalb County Elected Officials
DeKalb West School
Smithville Elementary School
Northside Elementary School
DeKalb Middle School
DeKalb County High School FCCLA
Shiroki North America Inc
Federal Mogul Friction Products
DeKalb County Attorney Bar Association
DTC/DTC Wireless
El Mariachi Mexican Store Smithville
Curves Smithville
Wal-Mart # 4414
Smithville Electric System
Movie Gallery “Movie Divas”
K&M Jewelry
The Page Family Team

A special thanks goes to the DeKalb County Sheriffs Department & Sheriff Patrick Ray for their continued support of the event with security.

Silver Event Sponsors 2008 : Smithville Review, The Middle Tennessee Times, & WJLE Radio

If you would like to know more about having a team for Relay for Life please contact Ivadell Randolph at 615 597 5296.

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